Olduvai Gorge, Volumes I-V in six volumes, complete (the original printing in dust jackets)

By Leakey, L. S. B., Leakey, M. D., Tobias, P. V. and Roe, D.

SKU# 18320

$ 1,200.00

Pp. (Vol. I): xiv, 117, color frontispiece photo of the Gorge, 95 full page color and black-and-white photo-plates of geological sections and vertebrate fossils, 3 text-figures – one is folding map of Gorge); (Vol. II): xvi, 264, 42 full page black-and-white photos of skull and teeth of Australopithecus (Zinjanthropus) boisei, 39 text-figures (mostly graphs); Pp. (Vol. III): xix, 306, color frontispiece, 41 full page black-and-white photos of excavations, artifacts, hominin discoveries in situ, 121 text-figures (line-drawings of artifacts, large folding stratigraphic sections, 8 folding figures in pocket at rear); Pp. (Vol. IV): xxxv, (4), 921, 104 full page black-and-white photos of skulls, teeth and endocasts of Homo habilis, 61 text-figures (some anatomical drawings, graphs); Pp. (Vol. V): xiv, 327, 26 full page black-and-white photos of upper beds of Olduvai Gorge, excavations, artifacts, 112 text-figures (maps, plan-views of excavations, line-drawings of artifacts, stratigraphic sections, graphs).  Publisher’s original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt and red on the spine, color pictorial dust jackets in a five different colors, I - olive green, II- burnt red, III- royal blue, IV - dark yellow and V- gray, 4to.  Here are the individual titles for each volume: Volume I: A Preliminary Report on the Geology and Fauna; Volume II: The Cranium and Maxillary Dentition of Australopithecus (Zinjanthropus) boisei; Volume III: Excavations in Beds I and II, 1960-1963; Volume IV (in two volumes): The Skulls, Endocasts and Teeth of Homo habilis, and Volume V: Excavations in Beds III, IV and the Masek Beds, 1968-1971.  The first volume is edited by Louis Leakey covering the years of excavations between 1951-1961; it has chapters by P. M. Butler, M. Greenwood, G. G. Simpson, R. Lavocat, R. F. Ewer, G. Petter, R. L. Hay and M. D. Leakey.  All volumes are the first edition except for Volume I which is the 1967 second printing.  No ownership marks.  Seldom offered as a set.

Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publisher Place Cambridge
Date Published 1967-1994
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 6
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description Slight edgewear to bottoms of some dust jackets, light soiling to the rear panel of volume II only; a very bright and clean set in fine condition in fine dust jackets.
Limited Edition