formerly Shakespeare and Company Books, now VIcarious Experience

Geological Survey of California Paleontology. Volume I. 1864.

Geological Survey of California Paleontology. Volume I. Geological Survey of California. J[osiah] D[wight] Whitney, State Geologist. Published by the authority of Legislature of California. Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. 1864.  Carboniferous and Jurassic Fossils by F. B. Meek, Triassic and Cretaceous Fossils by W. M. Gabb.  7 3/4" x 10 1/2" 243 pages text plus 32 pages plates each with covering tissue, the tissue having identifying notes published corresponding to fossils depicted. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Cloth with bright gilt depiction of a shell on the front cover. Bright gilt lettering on the spine. Embossed seal of the Geological Survey of California on the back cover. Heavy wear on the top of the spine with about 1/4" missing along half the top of the spine. A 2 1/2" tear from the top along the front of the spine. Moderate edge wear otherwise. Brown endpapers with an old heavy pencil price inside the front cover. Tissue paper shows shadow from the opposite plate. Plate 32 with its tissue is detached with some tanning or foxing to the tissue. There is a cornerfold to each of the tissue and the plate. I see no other previous owner markings. No tears, other folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. JE11a