Geology of the Quicksilver Deposits of the Pacific Slope - United States Geological Survey Monograph XIII - Atlas to Accompany a Monograph on the Geology of the Quicksilver Deposits of the Pacific Slope (2 volumes)
Place Published: Washington DC
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1887-1888
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 21271
486pp. The monograph is a quarto [30 cm] The atlas volume is an elephant folio [55 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. The atlas consists of loose sheets housed in a portfolio with 3/4 dark red leather and marbled paper covered boards. The monograph volume is in good condition only. The covers are rubbed. The back cover is heavily rubbed and mottled. The hinges are weak. There is a contemporary owner's name on the title page. The atlas volume is in very good condition. The portfolio covers are rubbed. The underlying boards are exposed along the edges. There is a long 16 inch split in the leather of the spine, along with a smaller 2 and 1/2 inch split. The edges of the pages at the beginning and end of the text are darkened. The edges of the sheets are very lightly chipped. Complete. All sheets present.
Label on the Atlas reads, House Miscellaneous Documents 1st Session, 50th Congress 1887- '88, Volume 24. George F. Becker was a prominent geologist connected with the United States Geological Survey since 1879. He was placed in charge of the California division of geology.