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Emory, William H.

Published by Cornelius Wendell, Washington DC (1857)

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About this Item: Cornelius Wendell, Washington DC, 1857. Hardcover. Condition: Defective. First Edition. Tall quarto. 2 parts: iii, xvi, 258; 174 pages. Brownish marbled paper covered boards. Brown leather corners and spine with title on the spine. Defective copy. Missing the title page, right front flyleaf, and over half of the colored California map (between Part I and Part II). Binding is shaken. Detached frontispiece engraving of San Antonio is laid inside the the front cover. Pages 107-111 and the engravings are loose. Other page sections just starting to detach. Text and engravings has light to moderate scattered toning and foxing. Leather spine is chipped and torn at the top. Illustrations on steel, copper, and stone are all present. Folding map preceding page 53 is present. One page map of the Mexican boundary is located after page 258. Missing the large folding map preceding page 1. Seller Inventory # 13670

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Emory, William H.

Published by Texas State Historical Association, Austin, TX (1987)

ISBN 10: 0876110855 ISBN 13: 9780876110850

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About this Item: Texas State Historical Association, Austin, TX, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Thus. (1987). Facsimile Reproduction. 3 volume set. Limited edition of 750 copies. Bibliography. Index. Numerous plates of botany, birds in color, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Fine with mylar protective covers. (057). Seller Inventory # 007869

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Emory, William H., (Part I, General Account)) and C. C. Parry, Arthur Schott, James Hall, and T. A. Conrad (Part II, Geology)

Published by Cornelius Wendell, Printer, Washington (1857)

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About this Item: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, Washington, 1857. Original Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, Quarto, House of Representatives version, 258 + 174 pp. with 45 in-text woodcuts plus 11 (of 12) chromolithographic plates (indians, scenic views), 63 steel engraved plates (scenic views, map, paleontology), 3 folding copper engraved sections and diagrams, and 1 large folding copper plate engraved general map (the geological map listed in Part II appears to have been issued only in some copies of the Senate version and is not present here). Bound in original brown blindstamed cloth rebacked with later cloth spine. Lithography by Sarony, Major and Knapp of New York and engraving by Selmar Siebert's Engraving and Printing Establishment, Washington (possibly others?). This is one of the most sought after early southwestern Government reports because of its exceptional color and black and white illustrations of topographic views and features, Indians, etc. by Arthur Schott, John E. Weyes, and A. de Vaudricourt; and wealth of geographic and cultural information recorded along the route through southern and western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. *** Like the Pacific Railroad reports issued during the same period, the Emory survey report represents one of the most important compilations of exploration and data about the American southwest ever published by the U. S. government. This survey added greatly to an understanding of the geography, topography, geology, meteorology, ethnology, zoology, and botany of the boundary extending from Texas to California. Wheat (Mapping the Transmississippi West) describes Emory's report as "perhaps the most complete scientific description ever made of the lands, the people, and the border country". *** Volume I is divided into 2 parts: 1) Emory's report, including his personal account, general description of the country, and detailed chapters on the Lower Rio Bravo, mouth of Devil's River to El Paso, Sketch of territory acquired by treaty with Mexico, and from the 111th meridian to the Pacific Ocean; and 2) the geological and paleontological report of Parry, Conrad, Hall, etc. Some of the steel engravings show the military plaza at San Antonio, TX; Brownsville, TX; and the Rio Grande near Frontera. The color plates show topographical views (Prairie of the Antelope and Falls of the Rio Salado) and Indians (Seminole Chief; Lipan Warrior; Kioways Chief; Diegenos, Yumas; Co-co-pas; Pimo Woman; Papagos; and Arenenos-Sub Tribe of Papagos) . Some of the observations are also quite interesting and amusing today, such as a blacksmith who was reported using a large piece of locally-found meteoric iron (meteorite) for an anvil! The zoology and botany sections were published in separate volumes and are not included here. *** Condition: Lacking the Plaza and Church at El Paso plate but otherwise complete with all maps and plates as issued. Light wear to extremities; corners bumped and worn through to boards. Hinges sound and binding tight. The interior is unmarked and clean except for some light to moderate foxing to some plates, and some light offsetting to opposing text pages. Seller Inventory # 000706

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Emory, William H.

Published by Cornelius Wendell, Washington, D.C. (1857)

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About this Item: Cornelius Wendell, Washington, D.C., 1857. Hardcover. First Edition. Two parts in one volume. xvi, 258pp; viii, 174pp + 21 plates. Original pictorial cloth stamped in blind, spine lettered in gold. Frontispiece, several illustrations and maps. Front hinge a bit weak, wear to extremities, light foxing, a few small, light stains to the fore edge. About very good. ; Quarto. Seller Inventory # 757

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Emory, William H

Published by Cornelius Wendell, Printer, Washington, D.C. (1857)

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About this Item: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, Washington, D.C., 1857. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Very Good-Small chips to head and bottom of spine and corners of boards. Hinges are tender but intact Includes: illustrations, diagrams, maps. Original cloth stamped in blind, spines gilt, 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Uncommon & important volume detailing the Texas/Mexican border country in the 1850s. Volume 1 only (of 2) containting Parts 1 & 2 of the survey prepared for the 34th Congress, 1st Sess. Part 1: the General Survey Report at 258 plages + 54 plates (several of them hand-colored lithos), 1 foldout map & numerous in-text illustrations. Part 2: Geological Reports of C. C. Parry and A. Schlott, Notes by W. H. Emory, Paleontology and Geology by James Hall, Description of Cretaceous and Tertiary Fossils by J. A. Conrad at 174 pages + 21 plates + numerous intext illustrations. Brown boards with embossed designs. The United States and Mexican Boundary Survey (1848-1855) set the boundary between the United States and Mexico according to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War. The results of the survey were published in this Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, made under the direction of the secretary of the Interior by William H. Emory, a highly skilled American Army officer, topographer and geologist; Emory (1811-1887) made many notable geographical and geological studies of the American southwest. Besides documenting the new political boundary, the survey report was notable for its natural history content, including paleontology, botany, icthhylogy, ornithology, and mammalogy. The hand-colored lithographs of scenery and ethnography are notable as historical records of that period. Shipping will be extra because of the heavy weight (approx. 10 lbs). Seller Inventory # 812759

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Emory, William H.

Published by U S Department Of Interior / A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington (1857)

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About this Item: U S Department Of Interior / A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington, 1857. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Color And B/W Plates, Maps, Views Throughout (illustrator). 1st Edition. Xvi258, Viii, 174 + All Plates And Maps And Folding Maps. Original Brown Cloth, Gilt, Publisher's Elaborate Blindstamping. Cloth Worn, Minor Fraying, Hinges Tight. Former Ownership Name (C. L. F. Fessenden?) On Front Endpaper, No Other Marks, No Stains. Light Aging, And Light Foxing To Some Pages And Plates. Seller Inventory # 036182

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EMORY, William H.

Published by A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, Washington, D.C. (1857)

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About this Item: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, Washington, D.C., 1857. 4 parts in 2 volumes. Illustrated from lithographs (some color); charts, maps and profiles. Folio, publisher's brown blindstamped cloth, rebacked with new (and new-looking) gilt-lettered spines. First edition. Wagner-Capm 291; Howes E-146. Plate at p. 107 foxed; plates at pp. 122-123 foxed and chipped at edges; title page in Vol. II remargined and the first 17 pp. have a slash at the fore-edge extending into the text. Seller Inventory # 64731

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Report on the United States and Mexican: Emory, William H.

Emory, William H.

Published by Cornelius Wendell, Washington (1857)

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About this Item: Cornelius Wendell, Washington, 1857. 1/2 leather. Condition: VG. 4to; Very attractively rebound in 1/2 maroon leather over maroon bds; sp. with 5 raised bands , gilt sp. title and designs; tight; collates complete with all plates and maps; mild age toning and some offsetting from some of the plates; very scattered foxing; page with plate no. 41 shows 3/4 ' loss to r. upper corner, nowhere near plate; a very attractive volume; pp.xvi+errata, 258,174+plates. One of the classics of western exploration done under the auspices of the Congress. This publication was especially noted for the number and variety of plates of scenery, native americans, and flora and fauna as well as the fold-out maps. This volume contains plates of scenery, native americans, as well as all maps published in Vol.I. The second vol. was published separately, and complete sets in good condition are rare. 1st House ed; 34th Congress, 1st Session; ex.doc.135. Seller Inventory # 1010

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EMORY, William H.

Published by A.O.P. Nicholson, Washington D,C. (1857)

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About this Item: A.O.P. Nicholson, Washington D,C., 1857. Hard Cover. Condition: VG+. No Jacket. First Edition. Volume 2 published in 1859 by Nicholson. The Senate Issue(s), 2 Volumes; [355] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. (some col.), map, col. ports. New Spines on original boards. Ex-library copy (but only the title page shows imprint of the library (Reference copies). Ref.: Howes E146; Sabin 22538. All plates appear to be present. [United States] Congress (34th, 1st session : [1856]). Senate. Ex. doc. ;; no. 108; Exceedingly scarce - massive 2 volume set. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 012059

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Report On The United States and Mexican: EMORY, William Hemsley

EMORY, William Hemsley

Published by Cornelius Wendell 1857, 1859, Washington D.C. (1857)

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About this Item: Cornelius Wendell 1857, 1859, Washington D.C., 1857. Hardcover. First edition. Four volumes: One copy of volume I (parts I&II)Senate version, one copy of volume I (parts I&II) Congress version, Volume II, parts I and II Quarto. Volume I (Senate) rebacked, original marbled boards, Volume I (Congress) original blindstamped maroon cloth, Volume II, parts I and II rebound in brown library cloth. Illustrated (all plates present as called for). The pastedown in volume I (Senate) has two old ink inscriptions; one probably inscribed by an aide to General Sumner "S. Cabot Jr. 17 Winter St. from Hon. Charles Sumner U.S.S." and the other "William H. Burges El Paso, Texas, May 1895" in purple ink. Burges (1867-1946) was a civic leader and attorney in El Paso, who represented Tillie Howard, famous El Paso Madam, and was a great friend of Mar Ben Chew, a local Chinese leader, and often traveled to the federal court in San Antonio to defend El Paso citizens charged under the Chinese Exclusion Act. He also handled various Rio Grande boundary suits and legal disputes growing out of the Mexican Revolution. After 1897 he was associated with William W. Turney in the law firm of Turney and Burges, and became a dominant figure in the small group that controlled the politics of El Paso. [Senate vol. I] Volume I, Washington D. C. : A. O. P. Nicholson, 1857. 34th Congress, 1st Session, Executive Document No. 108, Senate. This set is unique in that it has both versions of volume I.Volume I Congress version is complete with all maps, charts and plates, including 10 coloured full page plates, except for "Rio Grande, near Frontera" at p. 46. and the large folding coloured map, both of which are present in the Senate version of volume I, which is complete with no plates or maps lacking; in fact it has an extra plate at p. 96 "View of Monument Mountain".George P. Merrill, 1906, Contributions to the History of American Geology, p. 461: "This has the distinction of being the earliest coloured geological map of the region published by the Government. It is, moreover, of historical interest as showing how little was definitely known of the region." 5,000 copies were printed for the Senate and 5,000 for the House, altogether 10,000 copies of volume I, and only 3,000 copies each of volume II (parts 1 and 2). According to Jenkins: "Alarmed at the high cost of the first volume, Congress ordered much smaller printings of the last two volumes, making a complete set difficult to obtain." Some of the artists who contributed to the illustrations are Arthur Schott, John E Weyss, Augustus de Vaudricourt, and a map by Lt. Michler.The 25 coloured plates of birds are magnificent included in the report by Spencer Baird are also present. [Wagner-Camp, 291. Howes, E146. Raines, p. 76. Dobie, p. 86. Wheat, Transmississippi West 826-7]. Some wear to volume I (Senate), library stamps on edges and terminal pastedown; volume I (Congress) cloth with some fading, some damp staining and browning of interior, 1 page loose but present, library stamps on edges and several pages; Volume II with some age toning The pastedown in volume I (Senate) has two old ink inscriptions; one probably inscribed by an aide to General Sumner "S. Cabot Jr. 17 Winter St. from Hon. Charles Sumner U.S.S." and the other "William H. Burges El Paso, Texas, May 1895" in purple ink. Burges (1867-1946) was a civic leader and attorney in El Paso, who represented Tillie Howard, famous El Paso Madam, and was a great friend of Mar Ben Chew, a local Chinese leader, and often traveled to the federal court in San Antonio to defend El Paso citizens charged under the Chinese Exclusion Act. He also handled various Rio Grande boundary suits and legal disputes growing out of the Mexican Revolution. After 1897 he was associated with William W. Turney in the law firm of Turney and Burges, and became a dominant figure in the small group that controlled the politics of El Paso. Seller Inventory # 24816

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Emory, William H.

Published by A. O. P. Nicholson / Cornelius Wendell 1857, 1859, Washington, D. C. (1857)

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About this Item: A. O. P. Nicholson / Cornelius Wendell 1857, 1859, Washington, D. C., 1857. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. William H. Emory was appointed commissioner of the United States and Mexico Boundary Survey following John Russell Bartlett, who was MIA from the survey upon Emory's arrival to assume his appointment. Emory was left to scrap together an effective survey party and obtain an accurate survey of the border after previous errors had ceded the Mesilla Valley, important in constructing a trans-continental railroad, to Mexico. The Gadsden Purchase had corrected this, but also added new territory to be surveyed. In addition to helping to clear up the boundary controversy, Emory's accounts were important in noting that the deserts of the southwest were not an agrarian paradise, and his team assembled a wealth of natural history and anthropological observations. This report is also notable for the illustrations, with many plates of scenery, plants, animals, and in particular color plates of the native inhabitants and birds. Two volumes bound in three, half Morocco on marbled paper with bright gilt text on spine, custom slipcase. First volume from the Senate report, second from the House. Volume I contains the personal narratives, correspondence, meteorology, geology, ethnology, and paleontology. First part of Volume II is botany; second zoology. Includes the Hall and Lesley geologic map that is often missing and was superimposed on the topographic map. Hall and Lesley's map differed from other geologic maps of the 1850s in that they preferred to base their interpretations on field-truthed observations, hence some missing spots on the map including the Colorado River. Boards of all volumes are rubbed on surfaces and edges, near foot of spine in particular. Besides a split front hinge in the first volume, bindings are sound. Creasing and one small tear to topographic map near where it is bound in, no tears to profile, geologic map has a 1-2" tear near the binding and is creased along edges. Missing bird plate 22 from the third part. A few pencil markings, faint residue on pastedowns from previous bookplates, moderate foxing and offsetting throughout. First volume has some dampstaining to bottom right corner, text on pp. 70-71 blurry due to printing error. Wagner-Camp 291, Howes E-146.; 4to 11" - 13" tall. Seller Inventory # 008373bt

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Report on the United States and Mexican: EMORY, W.H.

EMORY, W.H.

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About this Item: Washington Cornelius Wendell, 1857. "Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey" With 346 Plates EMORY, William. H. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Washington: Cornelius Wendell, 1857. First edition. Three thick quarto volumes bound in two. Illustrated with 346 plates, many lithographed in color, plus charts, two map (one folding) and profiles. Publisher's original brown cloth, rebacked perserving the original spine with newer leather labels, decoratively blindstamped on covers, gilt-stamped on spines. Extremities lightly rubbed. Very good. One of the foundation works on the exploration and mapping of the Texas-Mexican border. Emory was first assigned to the Boundary Commission after the Mexican War. No sooner was the survey finished than the Gadsden Purchase necessitated a new survey, which is summarized in this work. Incorporated into these volumes, along with Emory's report, are numerous scientific reports by James Hall, T.A. Conrad, and others, as well as superb maps by Jekyll and Hall, and important views and plates after Schott, Weyss, and Vaudricourt. The commission undertook one of the first systematic studies of the topography and natural features of the area, and the boundary as surveyed has remained intact, with only minor alterations, for the last 125 years. Of special note are the twenty-five fine colored plates of birds, lithographed by Bowen & Company, included in the report "Birds of the Boundary" by Spencer Baird, and here present in fine state, as well as handsome color plates of Indians and scenery. Howes E146. Raines, p. 76. Wagner-Camp 291. Wheat Transmississippi 916. HBS 66998. $4,000. Seller Inventory # 66998

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EMORY, William H. (1811-1887)

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About this Item: A.O.P. Nicholson, Washington, D.C., 1857. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. EMORY, William H. (1811-1887) Report of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior Desired Senate Version with beautiful color plates of Native peoples and birds, historically significant scientific description of the people, geology, and animals of the United States/Mexico boundary area First Edition, 34th Congress, 1st session, Senate Executive Document 108, Four Parts in 3 Volumes. Correct total of plates is 346 including 25 hand colored bird plates, 12 colored views of native people, 3 large folding maps including the large folding colored map ¿Map Illustrating the General Geological Features of the Country West of the Mississippi River¿. The plates include: land views, geology, mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, botany, cacti and native people of the era. Because of the incredible size of the report and elaborate production only 3,000 sets were printed. (Note: This set is missing one bird plate (number 22), so 24 of 25 bird plates present) Quarto: 11.25 inches in height by 8.45 inches in width Volume 1: Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1857 Volume 2: Washington, 1858. 2 vols. In 2 parts: Part 1: Botany of the Boundary, Part 2: Zoology of the Boundary Volume 3: Washington, 1859, Part 2: Zoology of the Boundary The Boundary Commission began this enormous challenge in 1848 and survived years of conflict among the various commissioners to Emory¿s successful conclusion of the work in 1857. Emory¿s contribution to the report is cartographic and he made several thousand observations that were incorporated into the maps. The report includes detailed scientific reports by James Hall, T.A. Conrad, Spencer F. Baird, Charles Girad, C.C. Parry, George Engelmann and others. The significance of this work is difficult to overstate. This is the first scientific exploration into the area and resulted in new and valuable information. ¿The narrative, the scientific reports, and the illustrations made Emory¿s production and overwhelming contribution of factual knowledge concerning the American Southwest¿ (Goetzmann) This set was previously owned by The British Legation, forerunner of The British Embassy, and bears their stamp on the third free page of each volume. Beautiful original full calf binding shows some minor wear. Double rule border on boards along with hash marks to edges. Very clean, wide margined edition in original bindings and endpapers. Spines have four raised bands as well as the original black and red title and volume labels. (note: some lines in pen drawn on the bottom edge of Vol. 2 and Vol. 3) The Cornerstone work on the exploration and mapping on the United States and Mexican Border with the earliest views of inhabitants, the land, and early settlements Howes E 146, Wagner-Camp 291, Wheat: Mapping the Transmississippi West, 822-6 & III, chapter 30 $6,000. Seller Inventory # 002863

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Report on the United States and Mexican: Emory, William Hemsley

Emory, William Hemsley (1811-1887)

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About this Item: C. Wendell, printer, Washington, D.C., 1857. Quarter bound Leather. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 2 volumes in 3. Volume I, parts I and II: xvi+258 pages with frontispiece, 72 maps (1 folding) and illustrations engraved on steel, map and meteorological engraved on copper diagram, 12 engravings on stone, 20 wood cuts and errata; vii+174+[21 plates] with folding map in color, 26 maps and illustrations and errata. Volume 2, part I: 270+[75 plate] pages with index; Volume II, part II: 62+[27 plates] pages with index, 33+[25 plate] pages with index, 35+[41 plate] pages with index, 85+[ii]+[41 plate] pages with index. Quarto (11 ½¿ x 9¿) bound in quarter leather with raised spine bands and lettering in gilt with marbled boards. House of Representatives, 34th Congress, 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 135 First edition with the scarce color geological map (not issued in all copies).The Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey has been called ¿one of the masterworks of Western and American history.¿ Published in the years 1857 to 1859, it was the official report of the U.S. Boundary Commission upon completing its work of surveying and mapping the United States-Mexico boundary. The boundary survey was a consequence of the U.S.-Mexican War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which concluded the war on February 2, 1848. The treaty transferred to the United States nearly half of the territory of Mexico and delimited the boundary. Some of the land was settled by Mexican ranchers and farmers, but much of the territory was unexplored and to Americans, it was an unknown land. Commissions from both the U.S. and Mexico began the survey and demarcation of the line in 1849. In 1853, through negotiation of the Gadsden Treaty, the United States purchased additional territory that now forms the southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico. The boundary survey was completed in 1855, and the U.S. and Mexican commissions finished their maps in 1857, while work on the U.S. final Report continued for another two years. The U.S.-Mexico boundary Report was published in two massive volumes, sometimes in three, and its contents make up an encyclopedia of the Southwest. It presents not only the results of the boundary survey, but also the results of the scientific investigations connected with the survey. Major William H. Emory, a Topographical Engineer, Chief Astronomer, and fourth U.S. Boundary Commissioner, oversaw production of the Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. Although the title page bears his name, the Report is the work of many contributors. In all of the essays, the illustrations are closely tied to the text. The geological reports in Volume I, Part II contain twenty-two drawings and diagrams that illustrate the features discussed. The authors of the geological chapters are Charles C. Parry and Arthur C. V. Schott, who both participated in the field survey, and James Hall, the influential state geologist of New York. The geological reports include a catalog of fossils collected during the survey. Most of the fossils are shells, and they were collected mainly by Schott and Emory. Timothy A. Conrad, a paleontologist at the Smithsonian Institution, identified and described the fossils. Twenty-one full-page, black-and-white plates were drawn by paleontologist Fielding B. Meek and engraved by John E. Gavit to illustrate the descriptions. The main chapter, ¿Botany of the Boundary,¿ is by Princeton University botanist John Torrey, who identified and classified the plants of the borderlands, naming and describing many new genera and species. St. Louis physician and botanist George Engelmann was dedicated to one group of plants, the cacti. Similar to Torrey¿s chapter, it lists and describes the cacti of the borderlands and names many new species. The chapter on fishes by Smithsonian zoologist Charles F. Girard contains forty-one full-page, black-and-white plates. Some of the plates indicate that they were drawn by John H. Richard of the Smithsonian Institution and engraved by William H. Dougal of Georgetown, D.C. They de. Seller Inventory # 000645

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