Nineteenth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior 1897-98.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1898. Hardcover. Complete 8-volume set in six parts (Parts V and VI each having two volumes). 4to. Dark brown blind-ruled cloth with gilt spine lettering and front board gilt decoration. 422pp, ix; v, 958pp; v, 785pp; viii, 814pp; xvii, 400pp; viii, 651pp; viii, 706pp. Numerous full-page illustrations, line drawings, charts, small maps, full-page as well as foldout partly-color maps and charts, 5 large foldout called-for maps in Volume III rear pocket. 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) and occasional rubbing; Part I spine and front board a bit discolored. Item #46351
Tight and nice complete first edition, including the often-absent portfolio atlas volume, which is complete with all 16 called-for bright and lovely foldout maps. Part I covers "Director's Report, Including Triangulation and Spirit Leveling," Part II covers "Papers Chiefly of a Theoretic Nature," Part III covers "Economic Geology," Part IV covers "Hydrography," Part V covers "Forest Reserves" and the "Atlas" volume, Part VI covers "Mineral Resources of the United States, 1897 Metallic Products, Coal, and Coke" and continued with "Mineral Resources of the United States, 1897 Nonmetallic Products, Except Coal and Coke." 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 more often than others), but a complete set almost never, especially in such nice overall condition.