Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1901. Hardcover. 8-volume set in seven parts (Part VI in two volumes). 4to. Dark brown blind-ruled cloth with gilt spine lettering and front board gilt decoration. 608pp, xi; 522pp, xi; 644pp, xi; 768pp, xi; 711pp, xi; viii, 656pp; viii, 634pp, xi; 666pp, xii. Numerous full-page illustrations, line drawings, charts, small maps, maps with overlays, foldout partly-color maps and charts, large foldout maps in rear pockets (only Part VII pocket lacking map). Overall very good: Most text blocks near fine (tight, clean, sharp) and most bindings very good, showing bits of wear (mainly at spine head/tail); Part III slightly lesser, with spine head/tail a bit rough and front inner hinge expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight. Item #45250
First edition -- an unusual near full set of this impressive scientific annual, usually found only in odd volumes. Part I covers "Director's Report, Including Triangulation, Primary Traverse and Spirit Leveling," Part II covers "General Geology, Economic Geology, Alaska" (including Cross and Spencer's "Geology of the Rico Mountains, Colorado," Matthes' "Glacial Sculpture of the Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming," Weed's "Mineral vein formation at Boulder Hot Springs, Montana," Taff and Adams' "Geology of the eastern Choctaw coal field, Indian Territory," Brooks' "A reconnaissance from Pyramid Harbor to Eagle City, Alaska" and others), Part III covers "General Geology, Ore and Phosphate Deposits Philippines," Part IV covers "Hydrography" (including Newell's "Report of progress of stream measurements for the calendar year 1899" and Darton's "Preliminary description of the geology and water resources of the southern half of the Black Hills and adjoining regions in South Dakota and Wyoming"), Part V covers "Forest Reserves" (including Plummer's "Mount Rainier Forest Reserve, Washington," Leiberg's "Cascade Range Forest Reserve" and others), Part VI covers "Mineral Resources of the United States, 1899 Metallic Products, Coal, and Coke" and continued with "Mineral Resources of the United States, 1899 Nonmetallic Products, Except Coal and Coke," and Part VII covers "Texas" (Robert T. Hill's massive "Geography and Geology of the Black and Grand Prairies, Texas"). Discreet ex-library, the only markings being a faint number at base of each spine, small blind-embossed name on each title page and small elegant bookplate of one of Illinois' oldest public libraries on each front pastedown. Individual volumes from this multi-volume report are occasionally found (some far more often than others), but a near complete set of this report is rarely seen -- especially in nice overall condition. This almost (which counts only in horseshoes and hand grenades) complete set lacks a portfolio atlas volume that accompanies the fifth volume.