Cambrian Brachiopoda- Department of the Interior Monographs of the United States Geological Survey Volume LI, Parts 1 and 2, Text and Plates (2 volumes)
Place Published: Washington DC
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1912
Book Id: 27335
872; 363pp. Thick quartos [30 cm] Dark reddish brown cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spines. Very good. The covers are bumped and rubbed. The underlying boards are peeking through at one of the top right corners. There are numerous barely perceptible stains on the covers. The edges of the text block are gently soiled. There are ink stamps on the bottom edges of the text blocks. The pages are mildly browned. The front hinge of volume 1 is a little weak.
Charles Doolittle Walcott, was a paleontologist who directed the U.S. Geological Survey from 1894 to 1907. Walcott was named Secretary in 1907 and served until 1927. While he was Director, the "new" National Museum building was built, now the Natural History Building. He added the Star Spangled Banner and the First Ladies Gowns to the collections.