Characteristics of Volcanoes, with Contributions of Facts and Principles from The Hawaiian Islands, Including a Historical Review of Hawaiian Volcanic Action for the Past Sixty-Seven Years, a Discussion of the Relations of Volcanic Islands to Deep-Sea Topography, and a Chapter on Volcanic-Island Denudation
New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1890. First American edition. Hardcover. 390pp. Octavo [25 cm] Black and red cloth over boards. Top edge gilt. Fold-out frontispiece map of Hawaii. The cloth is frayed at the edges (more so the spine ends), and the underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a small spot on the front board, and there is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper. The text block is cracked several times. Plate 9 is darkened. All plates are present. Good. Item #61423
Illustrated by Maps of the Islands; a Bathymetric Map of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; and Views of Cones, Craters, a Lava-Cascade, a Lava-Fountain, Etc.