U.S. Government, 1880, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition Unstated
DUTTON, C.E. Report on the Geology of the High Plateaus of Utah, Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1880. Quarto, pp. xxxii, 307, 11 heliotype plates, 2 folding maps but lacking the atlas folio, original brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. The plates are not in numerical order. Dutton, an associate of John Wesley Powell, was one of the leading geologists of his era, and energetic in the field, covering 12,000 square miles with his Utah study. Wikipedia: "Dutton had a distinctive flair for literary description, and is best remembered today for his colorful (and sometimes flamboyant) descriptions. ... 'Dutton first taught the world to look at that country and see it as it was.' -- Wallace Stegner, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian." Condition of this book: Boards worn, backstrip held in place only by tape. Leaves clean but plates dampstained at edges. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Travel & Places. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52181.