New York and Albany: D. Appleton & Co. and Wiley & Putnam / C. Van Benthuysen, 1852. Hardcover. 85 plates + 362pp. Thick quarto [29.5 cm] Bound in sturdy black cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The extremities are gently rubbed. There is a bit of staining on the edges of the text block. The text block has dropped a little. There are two ink stamps from previous owners on the front pastedown, and one ink stamp on the rear pastedown. The endsheets are a little stained along the edges. Previous owner's ink stamp on the first title page. The bottom fore edge corners of the pages are damp stained. The largest damp stains measure 3 inches wide by 2 inches tall. Several pages have other types of minor staining. There is offsetting from the plates. The bottom margin of plate 35 has a small open tear. Browned pages. May require extra postage due to weight. Item #32186
All plates present. This volume includes descriptions of fossils in the Medina sandstone, Clinton group, Niagara group, Coralline limestone and Onondaga-salt group.