A partial report on the geology of western Texas, consisting of a general geological report and a ... A partial report on the geology of western Texas, consisting of a general geological report and a ... A partial report on the geology of western Texas, consisting of a general geological report and a ... A partial report on the geology of western Texas, consisting of a general geological report and a ...

A partial report on the geology of western Texas, consisting of a general geological report and a journal of geological observations along the routes traveled by the Expedition between Indianola, Texas and the Valley of the Mimbres, New Mexico, during the years 1855 and 1856; with an appendix on the geology of Grayson County. [First edition].

Shumard, George G.

Published by State of Texas, State Printing Office., 1886
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Austin, octavo, [viii], 145 p., plus many full-page text plates, including a colored geological section and folding colored cross-section of strata. ***Content: Save for a 17 p. pamphlet issued in 1859, this is the only work that conveys the results of the earliest state-sponsored geological survey of Texas published by the author (Asst. State Geologist) and his brother, Benjamin, the State Geologist. Due to the onset of the Civil War, results from this survey were greatly delayed; this volume was assembled from the field-note manuscripts of the Shumard brothers. The general report provides information on scenery, topography, rock types, soils, fossils and economic rock and mineral occurrences; the second part records daily geologic observations from the Gulf and San Antonio region northwest: crossing the Pecos Valley, Guadalupe Mountains, the Rio Grande and New Mexico. ***Condition: This is a VG copy in contemporary 3/4 calf and textured cloth boards. The covers are well preserved; backstrip missing, but sewing and binding quite firm. Except for the title page which has offsetting, the text pages and illustrations are near pristine: fresh, clean and bright. Contemporary stamps on the title page, but no other evidence of prior ownership. Reports of the early Texas surveys are exceedingly scarce; this is a fully complete, sound copy. Nickles 947. Not in BMNH. International shipping will be extra, but only at my cost. Bookseller Inventory # OG5121

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Title: A partial report on the geology of western ...

Publisher: State of Texas, State Printing Office.

Publication Date: 1886

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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