Geological of New York, Part 1: Comprising the Geology of the First District with 32 hand-colored plates and maps (Natural History of New York series)
By Mather, William W.
Pp. xxxvii, 653; 45 full page lithographed plates and maps, (32 are hand-colored, 8 maps and geological charts are very large and folding), some text-figures and charts. Publisher’s original dark brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, ornately blind-stamped and with a gilt motif of an invertebrate fossil emblazoned on the front cover, and a gilt map of the world on the spine, original clay-coated yellow endpapers, 4to. This is the rare hand-colored version of the Geology of New York, Part 1. The first district of New York is the populated area surrounding New York City. The first map is a very large hand-colored folding topographical and geology map of Long and Staten Islands and the island of New York (this fine map is sometimes missing from this work). Numerous other geological maps and geological sections all show the original hand-coloring. Rare work seldom offered.
|Carroll and Cook
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|Some light edge wear to the cloth at the top and bottom of the spine, the first large folding map has some old folds near the area of attachment to the gutter of the volume, there is some occasional light foxing to the frontis matter of the volume as well as some scattered marginal foxing to the plate explanations that appear before the hand-colored plates section; overall a bright, tight and clean copy in very good condition.