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U. S. Geological Survey of the Territories
Final Reports of the Director of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories to the Secretary of the Interior.
Washington, Government Printing Office. Hardback, brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 12 “ x 9.5”, index, illustrated.

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Hayden's Geological and Geographical Atlas of Colorado and Portions of Adjacent Territory - See USGS Folio page for individual sheets from this rare ATLAS.

 

U. S. Geological Survey Annual Reports
Annual Report of the Director of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior.
Washington, Government Printing Office. Hardback, brown or black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 11.5" x 8"”, index, illustrated.

NOTE : These original reports (at least the early ones) appeared in two different ORIGINAL dark brown or black cloth hardcover bindings. For example, Report 4 Part 3 1882-1883 has one binding (INTERIOR version) where the top of the spine label starts with "Message and Documents, Interior Dept" and another version (USGS version) where the top of the spine label starts with "United States Geological Survey." THE CONTENT APPEARS TO BE IDENTICAL, the differences are in the wording on the spine, the wording on the title page, and in the numbering of the volume and part. If it is important to you which binding version you get, please ask ahead of time. I will not take returns for "wrong spine wording", so please ask if you care. And, Yes, it is confusing, especially the numbering of the volumes and parts ... but the content is the same.

Among other things, the general reports describe and summarize work done in the previous fiscal year by various departments, branches, services, parties, and working groups. Specific projects are mentioned by name. Many of these reports will be of historic interest, especially those of the Hydrographic branch pertaining to reclamation : here you can read about what are now controversial dam building and irrigation projects. It is possible to retrace the path of a single work party or project by following the reports across consecutive years. Longer reports are listed in full.

A necrology is a form of obituary, some are longer than what is traditional now. They are closer to a short biography.
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USGS Annual Report 16 Part 1 Extract : 1894 : This is the paper “Principles of Pre-Cambrian North American Geology” (pp. 571-874, plates 107-117 with some color fold-out maps, figs. 101-169); By Charles Richard Van Hise, with an appendix on flow and fracture of rocks as related to structure, by Leander Miller Hoskins. It was extracted from the Sixteenth Annual report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior, 1894-1895: Part 1. Also included is the paper “Summary of Primary Triangulation Executed between the Years 1882 and 1894” by Henry Gannett. And the index for the Volume. This is a section of the original report, rebound in contemporary softcovers by NorthWest Books. (Good. Content VG) $10

 

Extracts from USGS Annual Report 17 Volume 4 Part 1 : 1896 : Seventeenth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 1895-96.
Some of the longer papers were extracted from a copy of the report with a damaged binding and are available individually..

Extracted contents of USGS Annual Report 17 Volume 4 Part 1 :
Further Contributions to the Geology of the Sierra Nevada (see California Misc.)
A geological reconnaissance in northwestern Oregon (see Oregon Misc.)
Faunal relations of the Eocene and upper Cretaceous on the Pacific Coast (see California Misc.)
Report on coal and lignite of Alaska (see Alaska Misc.)
Uintaite (Gilsonite) deposits of Utah (see Utah Misc.)
Glacial Brick clays of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts (see RI Misc.)

 

USGS Annual Report 18 Part 2 : 1897 : Eighteenth annual report of the United States Geological Survey 1896-97, in five Parts. This is Part II – Papers of a chiefly theoretic nature. Charles D. Walcott, director. 653p., 105 plates (2 folded in pocket). Very Good (Inside VG, hinges solid. Covers lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped. Two small library stickers on outside. Has library marks on table of contents page and copious small and plain library stamps throughout including on plates.) $65

Contents of Annual Report 18 Part 2 :
1. The Triassic formation of Connecticut, by W. M. Davis. Pages 1-192. Plates 1-20 (2 in pocket).
2. Geology of the Edwards Plateau and Rio Grande Plain adjacent to Austin and San Antinio, Texas, with reference to the occurrence of underground waters, by R. T. Hill and T. W. Vaughan. Pages 193-322, Plates 21-64.
3. A table of the North American Tertiary horizons, correlated with one another and with those of western Europe, with annotations, by W. H. Dall. Pages 323-348.
4. Glaciers of Mount Rainier, by I. C. Russell, with a paper by G. O. Smith on The rocks of Mount Rainier. Pages 349-424, plates 65-82.
5. The age of the Franklin white limestone of Sussex County, New Jersey. Pages 425-458, plate 83 (a nice two page color geologic map).
6. A geological sketch of San Clemente Island, by W. S. T. Smith. Pages 459-496. Plates 84-96. Includes interesting two page color geologic map.
7. Geology of the Cape Cod district, by N. S. Shaler. Pages 497-594. Plates 97-104.
8. Recent earth movement in the Great Lakes region, by G. K. Gilbert. Pages 595-647. Plate 105.

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USGS Annual Report 19 Part 6 (A) : 1898 : Nineteenth annual report of the United States Geological Survey 1897-98, in six Parts. This is Part VI – Mineral Resources of the United States, 1897 Metallic products, coal, and coke. David T. Day, Chief of Division. Charles D. Walcott, director. 651p. 11 plates. Contains both a Table of Contents and an Index.

Contents of Annual Report 19, Part 6 (A) include :
Iron Ores, by John Birkinbine. 42p.
American Iron trade in 1897 and immediately preceding years, by James M. Swank. 19p.
Foreign iron trade in 1898 and immediately preceding years, by James M. Swank. 7p.
Manganese ores, by John Birkinbine. 36p.
Gold and Silver. 10p.
Copper, by Charles Kirchhoff. 60p.
Lead by Charles Kirchhoff. 26p.
Zinc, by Charles Kirchhoff. 18p.
Aluminum. 2p.
Quicksilver. 6p.
Nickel and Cobalt. 4p.
Atimony, by Edward W. Parker. 6p.
Chromic iron ore. 6p.
Platinum, by David T. Day. 8p.
Coal, by Edward W. Parker. 250p.
Coke, by Edward W. Parker. 100p.

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Very Good (Cover edges lightly rubbed, corners and spine ends lightly bumped) $20
Good (Inside VG, Hinges solid. Cover noticeably rubbed, lightly bumped corners. Two small library stickers on cover. Has library marks on table of contents page and copious small and plain library stamps throughout including on plates) $10

 

USGS Annual Report 20 Part 2 : 1900 : Twentieth Annual report of the United States Geological Survey 1898-99, in seven parts. This is Part II - General geology and paleontology. Charles D. Walcott, director. 953p., 193 Plates. (Good. Clean, bright, intact, solid binding. Hinges lightly shaken. Cover lightly rubbed with a small spot and small scuff. Corners bumped. No owner's marks). $45

Contents of USGS Annual Report 20 part 2 :
1. Brief memorandum on the geology of the Philippine islands. By G. F. Becker. Pages 1-8.
2. A study of Bird Mountain, Vermont. By T. N. Dale. Pages 9-24, Plates 1-2.
3. Devonian fossils from southwestern Colorado, the fauna of the Ouray formation. By G. H. Girty. Pages 25-82, Plates 3-7.
4. A preliminary paper on the geology of the Cascade Mountains in northern Washington. By I. C. Russell. Pages 83-210, plates 8-20.
5. Status of the Mesozoic floras of the United States. By L. F. Ward. Pages 211-748, Plates 21-179.
6. The stratigraphic succession of the fossil floras of the Pottsville formation in the Southern Anthracite coal field, Pennsylvania. By David White. Pages 749-930, plates 180-193.

 

USGS Annual Report 20 Part 4 : 1900 : Twentieth annual report of the United States Geological Survey 1898-99, in seven Parts. This is Part IV – Hydrography. F.H. Newell, Chief of Division. Charles D. Walcott, director. 660p., 75 plates. Very Good ( Hinges solid, cover bright, barely bumped corners. Small library sticker on back. Has library marks on table of contents page and copious small and plain library stamps throughout including on plates) $10

Contents of Annual Report 20, Part 4 include :
1. Progress of stream measurements. 562p. 63 plates, 218 figs., many photos including bridges and gaging stations. This section includes the Southern Ute Indian Reservation and a nice, one page color map of Montezuma Valley, near Dolores, Colorado.
2. Hydrography of Nicaragua by A.P. Davis. 76p. 12 plates, 4 figs. Among photos and maps is a neat photo of Dredges on Panama canal.

 

USGS Annual Report 20 Part 6 (A) : 1899 : Twentieth annual report of the United States Geological Survey 1898-99, in seven Parts. This is Part VI – Mineral Resources of the United States, 1898, Metallic products, coal, and coke. David T. Day, Chief of Division. Charles D. Walcott, director. 616p. Contains both a Table of Contents and an Index. Good (Contents generally clean and bright, some mild foxing. Binding intact, but hinges shaken, esp. front hinge. Corners mildly bumped. Cover lightly rubbed.). $15

Contents of Annual Report 20, Part 6 include :
Iron Ores, by John Birkinbine. 34p.
Statistics of the American Iron trade in 1898, by James M. Swank. 27p.
Foreign iron trade in 1898 and immediately preceding years, by James M. Swank. 14p.
Gold and Silver. 8p.
History of gold mining and metallurgy in the Southern states by H.B.C. Nitze. 14p.
Manganese ores, by John Birkinbine. 34p.
Copper, by Charles Kirchhoff. 62p.
Lead by Charles Kirchhoff. 28p.
Zinc, by Charles Kirchhoff. 18p.
Aluminum and Bauxite. 4p.
Quicksilver. 6p.
Nickel and Cobalt. 6p.
Atimony, by Edward W. Parker. 8p.
Chromic iron ore. 2p.
Platinum. 2p.
Coal, by Edward W. Parker. 214p.
Coke, by Edward W. Parker. 100p.

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USGS Annual Report 21 Part 6 (A) : 1901 : Twenty-first annual report of the United States Geological Survey 1899-1900, in seven Parts. This is Part VI – Mineral Resources of the United States, 1899 Metallic products, coal, and coke. David T. Day, Chief of Division. Charles D. Walcott, director. 656p. Contains Table of Contents and Index. Fair (Generally Very Good with clean, bright contents. Front board present but detached and cloth over spine loose at that hinge - tight to back hinge. Corners and spine ends rubbed. Small library number on spine, small library plate on front paste down, minor library stamps inside.) $10

Contents of Annual Report 21, Part 6 (A)include :
Iron Ores, by John Birkinbine. 36p.
American and foreign iron trades in 1899, by James M. Swank. 47p.
Gold and Silver. 10p.
Manganese ores, by John Birkinbine. 33p.
Copper, by Charles Kirchhoff. 62p.
Lead by Charles Kirchhoff. 24p.
Zinc, by Charles Kirchhoff. 28p.
Aluminum and Bauxite. 6p.
Quicksilver, by Edward W. Parker. 12p.
Nickel and Cobalt. 14p.
Tungsten, Molybdenum, Uranium, and Vanadium, by Joseph Hyde Pratt. 20p.
An occurrence of tungsten ore in eastern Nevada, by F.B. Weeks. 2p.
Coal, by Edward W. Parker. 200p.
Coke, by Edward W. Parker. 50p.

 

USGS Annual Report 22 Part 1 : 1902 : Twenty-second annual report of the United States Geological Survey 1900-01, in four parts. This is Part I – Director’s report and a paper on asphalt and bituminous rock deposits (a wonderful report!). Charles D. Walcott, director. 464p.58 plates (1 in pocket).

Contents of Annual Report 22, Part 1 include :
1. Director’s report (same as later annual reports). 207p., 24 plates (1 in pocket).
2. The asphalt and bituminous rock deposits of the United States, by George H. Eldridge. Pages 208-452, Plates 25-58. Related materials like oil, oil-shale, tar pits, and such are also mentioned. Specifically mentions individual quarries, deposits and companies. Maps are generally in color on heavier stock and include : part of Breckinridge county, Kentucky; part of Warren county, Kentucky; Indian territory (several); Castle Peak mining district, Utah; White River uintaite region, Bonanza and Cowboy veins; Region of bituminous sandstone and adjacent areas San Luis Obispo, California (great color two-page fold-out map). Includes photos of City Street Improvement Company quarries and others.

Choose your copy of USGS Annual Report 22 Part 1 :
Very Good (Inside VG, hinges solid. Covers lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped. Two small library stickers on outside. Has library marks on table of contents page and copious small and plain library stamps throughout including on plates.) $20
Good (Contents clean and bright. Front hinge shaken. Minor owner's stamps. Cover rubbed.) $10

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U. S. Geological Survey Monographs
Hardback, brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 12 “ x 9.5”
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USGS Monograph 26 : 1895 : Flora of the Amboy clays, by J.S. Newberry; a posthumous work, edited by Arthur Hollick. 260p., 58 plates. (Good : binding good, inside clean. Cover rubbed at edges with some abrasion at corners and spine ends. Small library label on lower spine, small library plate on front paste-down. Monograph number chalked on cover corner). $55

USGS Monograph 37 : 1899 : Fossil flora of the lower coal measures of Missouri, by David White. xi, 467p., plus 73 excellent plates. Good/Fair. Generally Good, content clean and bright, but hinges noticeably shaken. Cover rubbed at edges with some abrasion at corners and spine ends. Small library label on lower spine, small library plate on front paste-down. Monograph number chalked on cover corner. Cloth has tear across spine, but still attached everywhere - it is like a slice. $55

USGS Monograph 42 : 1903 : Carboniferous ammonoids of America, by J.P. Smith. 211p., 29 plates. (Good : binding good, inside clean. Cover rubbed at edges with some abrasion at corners and spine ends. Small library label on lower spine, small library plate on front paste-down. Monograph number chalked on cover corner). $50

USGS Monograph 51 Part 2 – Plates : 1912 : Cambrian Brachiopoda – part II, plates. By Charles D. Walcott. 363 pages, index, 104 plates. (Good. Content is all VG, binding Good. Cover rubbed, abraded at spine edges and ends. Cover corners bumped. Owner's plate and name on front end paper) $45

 

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