Geological Survey of Illinois: Volume II. Palaeontology. Descriptions of Vertebrates, Invertebrates, Plants.

Worthen, A. H.; F. B. Meek; Leo Lesquereux

Published by The Legislature of Illinois, 1866
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xix (v), 470 (vi) + 50 Plates, introduction, Section I. Descriptions of Vertebrates, mainly from the Subcarboniferous limestones and Coal Measures by J. S. Newberry and A. H. Worthen; Remarks on the Occurence of Fossil Fishes in Illinois by A. H. Worthen; Supplement to descriptions of Vertebrates -- consisting of a description of a new genuis and species of Reptiles, form the Coal Measures by Edw. D Cope. Section II. Descriptions of Invertebrates from the Carbonferous System by F. B. Meek and A. H. Worthen; Supplement to the Descriptions of Invertebrates -- consisting of descriptions of Polyzoa from the Palaeozic rocks by H. A. Prout. Section III. Report on the Fossil Plants of Illinois by Leo Lesquereux. "Section I is noteworthy for the descriptions of vertebrates by John Strong Newberry (1822-1892), member of the Illinois Geological Survey. In 1866 he was offered the chair of geology and paleontology in the School of Mines, Columbia College (now Columbia University), which he accepted and held for 24 years. During his connection with this institution, he created a museum of over 100,000 specimens, principally collected by himself, which served to illustrate his lectures in paleontology and economic geology. At that time, it contained the best representations of the mineral resources of the United States to be found anywhere, as well as many unique and remarkable fossils." Oneida Lodge plate on front pastedown with inked instription dated 1867 on ffep. Rubbed corners and some of the edge with 3/4" closed tear to cloth top edge spine near front board and age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt detail on front board and gilt lettering to spine. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 001873

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Title: Geological Survey of Illinois: Volume II. ...

Publisher: The Legislature of Illinois

Publication Date: 1866

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: The Western Engraving Company

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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