Earth Sciences/Geology (Science & Tech)
Italy: ICCROM, 1980. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG-/no-DJ(paperback); Spine is black with red text; Covers have edge wear, general marks and scratches, rubbing to corners, joints are strong; Text block has signs of handling, some subtle age-toning, binding is strong, content is clear; pp 65; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Caruthersville, Missouri: Floyd Barnhart, 1949. Third Edition. 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. burgundy clothbound HB with small imprinted green lettering. gently worn tip and tail with barely nipped corners. name and date of prior owner on left fep. gentle toning to its endsheets. textblock unmarked with no writing. slick ivory sheets, contains tables, graphs and b/w listed illustrations. a solidly bound, aged copy. dark brown/orange spot on head-edge, few upper margins shows a tiny transference onto final sheets. 366 pp.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA: Wuerz Publishing Ltd. 1991. Second Edition. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. off white wraps, spine smooth wit small dark blue title, edition, author and small black publisher at tail. softcovers smooth, edgewear minimal and lightly skimmed textblock with tables and figures within the chapters. above averaga condition, unblemished with minor wear only. 292 pp. ISBN# 0920063357.
Palermo: Sellerio Editore, 1981. **Oversized/Heavy book. May require additional funds for expedited/international orders. Unable to ship via Economy International.** Folio; VG+/VG. dj, blue spine with gold text; HB, blue cloth spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, inscribed; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 215 pp.; illus., antique maps and plates, some color; dj, [BRO-DART]; minor chipping; else very good; ---SOME TEXT IN ITALIAN.
Paris: C. Lambin, 1661. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo,  112 pages; VG; 1/4 bound with contemporary brown leather spine, green label with gilt lettering on spine, brown marbled boards; moderate wear and rubbing to boards and spine, including chipping to head and tail of spine, significant rubbing to spine, causing parts to have been worn of entirely; bookplate of Charles Hugh Stevenson on front pastedown, along with a small sticker reading '14-25-23'; title page has a piece cut out of it, to the right of the printers mark, not impacting any text; very slight staining to rear of portrait; Sig. 2 *4 A-O4, with C2 marked as B2, F2 marked as F1, K2 and L3 not marked, M3 marked M2; no writing or marginalia; fingerprint ink stains to top margin of page 112; With engraved portrait frontispiece of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans and numerous woodcut initials and tailpieces; To our knowledge, the only copies are held by the New York Public Library, New York, John Carter Brown Library, Rhode Island, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U. S. Library of Congress, District of Columbia, University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, British Library, London, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, plus any copies currently for sale or in private collections. This is an incredibly scarce book.; [JCB(3) III:51-52], [Grasse I:348], [Alden & Landis 661], [Sabin 4957]; "The first chapter attempts to reconcile differing views of various writers, as cited by Berquen, on the origin of gemstones and precious metals, with following chapters taking up the principal gemstones, and some minor ones, as diamond, sapphire, topaz, ruby, spinel, emerald, amethyst, aquamarine, hyacinth, opal, chrysolite, iris, vermeille, garnets, carnelian, turquoise, quartz varieties, pearl, coral and amber, and lastly, a chapter on gold and silver" (Sinkankas, p. 97f.) SS consignment; shelved case 3.
New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publishers, 1960. US Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-. much sunned mint green DJ spine strip with white block lettering title between black author and publisher. original lime hue shades the damaged jacket front. edgewear is moderate, large closed tears in addition to the frequent chipping to the perimeter. dark green clothbound HB, with imprinted gilt type. handling and shelfwear to boards. red ink name stamp on right fep. toning shows on fep/ffep. light ivory sheets, semi-glossy stock. includes many figures, numbered within the chapters, including two fold out maps, among other image highlights. 198 pp.
Austin, TX: University of Texas; Department of the Navy, 1959. Reprint. Quarto; vg/none; black cloth spine with silver text; author's copy, SIGNED BY AUTHOR, ffep; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 154 pp., one-sided; illus., 7 plates; volume one only; minor marks in margins; else very good.
Little Rock, AK: Press Printing Company, 1892. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Brown fabric spine with faded gilded text. Boards have wear, open tears to ends of spine, age toned, rubbing and bumping to corners, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has age toned edges, cracking on inner hinges, previous owners name stamped on front paste down, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 153.
Washington: GPO, 1901. Serial. Quarto; vg/wraps; missing panels and spine cover; gray spine with no text; side-stitched; ex library, stamp; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; light toning; 221 pp.; maps [some folded, some color]; charts, tables, photos and text figures; age-toning, light soiling; tears; wall map; else very good;.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. n.d. [1880s]. 4tos.; 384 pp., each volume; VG-/no dust jacket; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with dark brown endpapers; gilt lettering to spine and front board with illustrations in black; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines; rubbing to back board of Vol. 5; dark-colored top of text-block (faded); age-toning to fore-edge of text-block; light scratching to bottom edge of text-block, Vols. 1 and 3; interiors clean, age-toning throughout; staining to middle of fore-edge of text-block, Vol. 4; shelfwear to endpapers, including slight tear to back free endpaper, Vol. 3; shelved Aisle D above overflow case between China and Japan.
Washington, D. C. Bureau of Standards, 1914. Proceedings. Quarto; vg/none; red leatherette board with no text; gilt titles on front boards; ex library, perforated stamp, other stamps and markings; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block clean; typescript, 26 single-sided pp.; front board, sunned; else very good.
Oakton: Appalachian Books, 1974. 5 volumes, 1st volume is hardcover, volumes 2 - 5 are paperback. Octavo; Volume 1: VG-/no-DJ; Volumes 2 - 5: VG-/no-DJ paperback. Volume 1: Back board very subtly bowed, boards have some light rubbing to bottom edges, boards have occasional small scuffs and some small, faint spots, pastedowns age toned and have some foxing, book's binding strong; Textblock age toned, foxing around textblock edges, some light foxing on end papers, interior clean; 274 pp. Volumes 2 - 5: paperback covers have some minor edge wear and some rubbing/light scuffing to surfaces. Volumes 3 and 4 have a few small spots on spines. Volume 3 has a small closed tear in upper left corner of front cover, a few small, thin wrinkles at top of spine, a bit more edge wear and slightly heavier rubbing/scuffing than rest of volumes near top of back cover. All four paperback volumes have former seller's small price sticker on back.; Textblocks are age toned with foxing around textblock edges, all interiors clean. All volumes contain fold-up maps of rivers. This sale is for: Appalachian Waters 1: The Delaware and Its Tributaries, hardcover, 274 pp. Appalachian Waters 2: The Hudson River and Its Tributaries, paperback, 488 pp. Appalachian Waters 3: The Susquehanna River and Its Tributaries, paperback, 600 pp. Appalachian Waters 4: The Southeastern Rivers, paperback, 850 pp. Appalachian Waters 5: The Upper Ohio and Its Tributaries, paperback 948 pp. approx. 3160 pages total.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, 1973. Dutch Printing. 8vo. VG-/VG-. light gray DJ spine with bold black titling, clear protective cover over moderately worn DJ, with an affixed library code labe past mid-spine. light gray marbling, leatherette HB with stamped black spine title. DJ was secured to fep/ffep and its aged residue stains the inside boards. library markings include the tipped in borrower sleeve on left ffep. the head and tail-edge is stamped. main textblock is clear and contents include many figures and tables throughout. EX-LIBRIS, as is. 304 pp. ISBN# 0444411178.
n.d. n.p. 1903. na. Quarto; good/none/slipcase; green spine with gilt lettering; front board, ex libris, name label; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; illus., two folded sheet maps, 34" x 42"; light age-toning; spine, sunned; edges, rubbed; maps, toning; color; folder, toned; split starts, spine; slipcase, blind escutcheon on front panel; else very good.
New York: Robinson, Pratt, & Co. 1843. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Black fabric spine with gold text. Boards have general shelfwear, rubbing to edges and joints, slight bumping to corners, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has foxing and wear on fore edge, foxing to pages, light pencil inscriptions on front/rear free end paper and front paste down, otherwise clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 384.
London, Great Britain: Unwin Hyman Ltd. 1989. Sixth Impression. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. dark navy wraps volume with reading crease and whitish edges from excessive rubbing, to ends mainly. wraps softcover corners are thumbed lightly and front panel has very bold white title centered above smaller white authors. extensive chapter figures, all numbered with text of various charts, plotted graphs, planes, photos and more. title and numbered tables, 35 listed after table of contents. rear finished with appendices. neatly white stock and 450 pp. ISBN # 004552016X.
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1933. Second Impression. 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. sunned, speckled reddish clothbound HB, gilt title centered on black segment, thinly bordered in gold near the abraded tip and tail with tiny cuts. shelfworn covers partailly sunned with few tiny marks/spots. a touch foxed on fep, with name date of prior owner; ffep just faintly. spotting affects the sheets up to title page, facing a glossy b/w frontispiece. yellow-tone edges, smooth all sides. as is. 598 pp.
New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1886. Octavo; G-/no dust jacket; Dirty and toned brown spine with rubbed off text; Boards have heavy age related stains and coloring, wear and bending at corners, boards visible, wear at head and tail of spine, boards visible at tail of spine; Heavy age toning and dust stains along edge of text block, previous owner's name and pencilings on front end-papers, signs of cracking and separation in front and rear hinges, webbing is visible, boards still attached, fragile, age toning and age related staining throughout, signs of cracking in middle of text block, text is undamaged; 474pp.
Amsterdam: Chez George Gallet, 1703. First Illustrated French Edition. folio, , 556 pages, ; VG; 3/4 bound with brown leather spine, black leather label with gilt lettering, marbled boards; newly repaired, with new spine, previous marbled boards preserved; rubbing and shelfwear to boards, edges worn; mild foxing throughout; half-title and engraved frontispiece; small pen writing in upper fore corner of title page; complete collation, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4; with 16 folding plates, 16 single plates, 39 black and white plates embedded within text, and 3 color plates embedded within text; plate 1 is folded in such a way that it slightly sticks out the fore edge, and as such the vertical crease is torn along the lower half; full title continues: et de quelques autres adjacentes ; dont les principales sont Chypre, Rhodes, Candie, Samos, Chio, Negrepont, Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, avec un grand nombre d'autres. Comprenant leurs noms, leur situation, leurs villes, leurs châteaux, l'histoire tant ancienne que moderne de leurs habitants ; leur gouvernement, les révolutions qui y sont arrivés, les plantes, animaux, &c. qui s'y trouvent.; shelved case 4.
London: Charles Knight, 1835. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Dark green spine with gold text; Boards have shelf wear such as sunned panels with rubbing on spine and along edges due to handling, some fraying at spine edges and bent fore edges, spotting on rear panel, however intact; Text block has darkened somewhat due to age with slight foxing on pages throughout, pastedowns are cracking slightly from front & rear hinges, pp 312.
Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1851. Thick Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Beige spine w/o text; Boards have shelf wear such as cracked, peeling, fraying and partially missing spine, panels have lightly rubbed exterior with fraying edges and scratched rear; Text block has darkened due to age with slight staining on tail edge exterior, first & last few pages have light foxing and some foxing on various pages throughout; Writing on ffep; Book store embossed stamp on title page; pp 695.
Paris: Dunod, 1862. first edition. Octavo rebound in 1/3 green leather and moire; VG; 5-band spine embossed with gold gilt and letters; ex-library copy with stamps and seals; boards with some shelf wear around edges and spine; binding strong; paper discolored; text clean in tight print; includes folded charts, graphs and plates at the end; volume 2 was published in two parts (part 2 missing) between 1874 and 1893; pp. 555 and 544; in FRENCH; shelved in Room 13; please contact us for shipping costs.
Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum of University of Pennsylvania, 1992. US Printing. Qto. VG+/ - no DJ. light tan clothbound HB , gilt spine titling on 3.75" black segment just above mid-spine and between small gilt editors and publisher. minimal exterior wear, thick, sturdy, clear panels in solid light tan. gray/black drawing illustrates both fep/ffep. within the interior, sheets neat, no writing or marks. includes figures and charts. smooth, clear outer edges. # 0924171073.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1971. Second printing. Small Quarto; Dust jacket has mylar covering & slightly age toned exterior and tears at edges with slightly rubbed corners; Boards are slightly sunned with lightly wear on exterior and along edges, however panels are strong and intact; Text block has very slightly age toned exterior edges with tight binding; pp 476. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, 1985. Anthology. Included books and maps in very good condition. Sun fading and occasional tears to several of the paper wrappers that store the folded maps. Nevertheless, the maps themselves remain clean and bright. Comprises 67 volumes and 25 maps. In addition to the accompanying maps, many volumes include multiple plates. Collection includes many regional map sheets with accompanying text. PLEASE NOTE that due to the number of these volumes and their respective weight that special shipping arrangements are required.
Ottawa, Canada: Defence Research Board, 1956. Octavo; Good/no-DJ; blue cloth spine with faded gilt lettering; boards sunned, minor bumping; endpapers, light toning; text block clean; ex libris label, front pastedown endpaper; evidence of signature, ffep; illus.: 518 figures; B&W photos; 38 maps, many fold-out; 541pp.
London: John Wiley & Sons, 1973. Octavo; VG/VG: Green spine with ascending yellow to head and black text. DJ has general shelf wear, age toning to edges, no major tears; Boards have light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has minor foxing to fore edge, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 140.
Hartford, CT: State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut, 1978. Serial. Octavo; good+/wraps; saddle-stitched; blue spine and black text; sunned; ex library, stamp; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 83 pp.; illus., maps and figures; folded color pocket map; else very good.
Santa Ana, CA: SOuth Cost Geological Society, Inc. 1990. First Edition. Qto. NF/ - no dj. softcover Qto with an aerial view of colorado river terrain, small white titles over the colorful spine. smooth, thick wrappers: pictorial and as new front softcover with light blue rear panel. gently handled and like unread. Annual Field Trip Guidebook #18, 1990. textblock excellent, with numbered figures, tables and maps in black/white. neatly bound and smooth spine and softcovers. slightly streaked bottom edge. 381 pp.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1984. First thus, first printing. Quarto; vg/good+; dj, yellow spine with black text; HB, blue cloth spine with gilt lettering; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 159 pp.; photos, maps, plates, most with color; endpapers, gray, light fading; dj, minor chipping and wear; else very good.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1879. Second edition. 16mo; Poor/no dust jacket; Brown spine with gilt text; Boards are completely separate from spine at joints, light wear along edges of boards, foxing, wear at head and tail of spine, boards are sturdy and spine in tact; Edge of text block is age toned and dust stained, markings from previous owners on half title page and opposite, foxing throughout, text block is undamaged; 222pp.
New York; London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1897. Tall octavo; good-/none; dark green cloth spine with fading gilt lettering; boards, moderate shelf wear and bumping; front hinge, cracking starts; Ex Libris bookplates, front pastedown; former owner's name in ink, title page; text block, clean; toning at the edges; illus.: 7 maps and numerous illustrations; 492pp. Volume II only.
Washington, DC: United States General Accounting Office, 1986. Quarto: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Thin blue saddled stitched spine with two staples and no text: Covers have general shelfwear, some soiling/age toning, date stamped to front cover: Textblock has mild age toning to exterior, pages unmarked: Book is a US Government report: 59 pp.