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1 SCIENCE, October 15, 1886. Volume VIII. No. 193
New York The Science Company 1886 Wraps Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Etchings 
Articles by Famous Americans in Letters to the Editor: J. E. OLIVER: Education and the cost of living; H. CARVILL LEWIS: The genesis of the diamond; WILLIAM NORTH RICE: The eccentricity theory of the glacial period; H. W. WILEY: Unexplained noises; and EDWARD S. HOLDEN: How astronomers may work. Other articles:"The mounting of Mungo"( African elephant) with 4 illustrations; " A few words about pavements"(Fifth Ave, New York) with 4 illustrations; and "Washington's signature" with 8 different "examples". ex.mus.numbers on front cover. mildly soiled. watermark at top corner of front/back cover -not inside. thin watermark at spine hinge. small chipping around bottom/side edges. Overall covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
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2 TRANSACTIONS OF VASSAR BROTHERS' INSTITUTE And Its Scientific Section 1881-1883
Poughkeepsie, New York Wraps Covers Poor. Interior Good+ Science Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
Vol.1 Part I and 2. " Object of the society is to promote education and useful knowledge in the departments of Science, Literature, and Art, by investigating and discussing subjects...by establishing and maintaining a Museum, a Library and a collection of works of art and objects of historic interest ..." Articles by Famous Americans include: T. SHERRY HUNT's "Mineral Physiology"; and 3 articles by LEROY C. COOLEY-"Chemistry and the Question of Life"; "Examination of a Stain found on Monumental Marble"; and "The Work of the Scientific Section". Other articles by W.B. Dwight, C.B. Warring, and W. G. Stevenson (editor). 148 pp. Paper covers detached with tears and missing pieces. Title and illustration on front cover intact. ex-mus. numbers on front top edge. Side edge stained? not on any text. String tied. At pages 96-97 string has broken, so text is in two parts. Otherwise interior is clean and in VG+ condition. Have other "volumes" from Vassar Brothers Institute. 
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3 Aaron, C. H. ASSAYING IN THREE PARTS: PART 1st.--GOLD AND SILVER ORES; PART 2d.--GOLD AND SILVER BULLION; PART 3d.--LEAD, COPPER, TIN, MERCURY, ZINC, NICKEL AND COBALT, CHROMIUM, BISMUTH, ARSENIC, ANTIMONY, SULPHUR, SALT.
San Francisco The Mining and Scientific Press 1900 Hard Cover Very Good- Mining Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" Line Drawings, Figures 
Complete Set of Two Volumes. Part I: Fourth Edition. 142 pp. Maroon cloth covers with gilt title lettering on spine. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, scuffing and marks to cover faces, spine is faded and worn, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Bookstore sticker adhered to front inside cover. Front free endpaper loose. Interior pages browning. Break to interior spine, back hinge loose. Part II and III: Third Edition. 170 pp. Maroon cloth covers with gilt title lettering on spine. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, light scuffing to cover faces, spine ends are bent and fraying. Bookstore sticker adhered to front inside cover. Hinges broken, break to interior spine. Pages are browning. Both books text is easily legible, no marks or writing to pages. Books in VG- condition. 
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4 Brooks, Alfred H. and Others Mineral Resources of Alaska Report on Progress of Investigations in 1910
Washington Government Printing Office 1911 Paper Cover Very Good- Alaska Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Foldout Maps, Charts, Graphs, Plates, Figures ( drawings) 
Bulletin 480 of the Department of Interior. United States Geological Survey. 333 pp., charts, graphs, 13 folding map plates and 1 map in rear pocket."C.Vey Holman" written on front cover.Spine faded. Minor "spot" on front cover at side edge, otherwise exterior is VG. Interior is tight, clean and VG+ 
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5 Girault, J. P. A NEW METHOD FOR MEASURING THE REFRACTIVE INDICES IN MICADEOUS MINERALS
Wraps Good+ Mineralogy Figures (drawings) Signed by Author
4 page article. Signed on front page along top edge:" Compliments of the author". Reprinted from American Mineralogist. 1950. front page bottom margin, pasted down "sticker": Ministere des Mines. Department of Mines, Quebec, Canada. Mildly soiled covers. 3 illustrations. 
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6 Hummel, C. H. PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE NOME C-1 QUADRANGLE, SEWARD PENINSULA, ALASKA
Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey 1962 Paper Cover Very Good Geological Survey Size: Approx. 9 1/4" x 12" Map 
Mineral Investigations Field Studies Map MF-247. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. Black/white map measuring 31" x 24" (unfolded) found inside a brown paper envelope. Ex. museum blue stamp on front of envelope and left lower corner of map. Envelope is dirty with creasing to edges, corners. Map is clean, no marks or tears. 
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7 Hummel, C. H. PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE NOME D-1 QUADRANGLE, SEWARD PENINSULA, ALASKA
Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey 1962 Paper Cover Very Good Geological Survey Size: Approx. 9 1/4" x 12" Map 
Mineral Investigations Field Studies Map MF-248. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. Black/white map measuring 33.5" x 22" (unfolded) found inside a brown paper envelope. Ex. museum blue stamp on front of envelope and top right corner of map. Envelope is dirty with minor creasing to edges, corners. Map is clean, no marks or tears. 
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8 Hunt, Prof. T. Sterry Hunt and Dr. Richardson ORIGIN OF METALLIFEROUS DEPOSITS, By Hunt and THE PHENOMENA OF SLEEP By Dr. Richardson
Boston Estes & Lauriat 1873 Paper Back Good Science Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8" 
Half-Hour Recreations in Popular Science. No. 10. Two "addresses": ORIGIN OF METALLIFEROUS DEPOSITS by T. Sterry Hunt, F. R. S., before the Polytechnic Association of the American Institute of New York. "There are about sixty bodies which chemists call elements; the simplest forms of matter which they have been able to extract from the rocky crust of our earth, its waters, and its atmosphere..." pp. 375-391 and THE PHENOMENA OF SLEEP by Dr. Richardson, F. R. S. " The twinkling of oblivion, as Wordsworth exquisitely defines the phenomena of sleep, has, from the time of Hippocrates to the present hour, engaged the attention of thoughtful minds..." pp. 392-403. Two other short addresses on ANIMAL LIFE AT GREAT DEPTHS IN THE SEA by George Jeffrey and RUSSIAN METALLURGICAL WORKS by Herbert Barry. Original wraps are pale purple with black lettering on front cover. 4" tear at back cover's spine. Rubbing to paper at spine with one worn through spot. Back cover's corner tip missing. Tiny missing piece at side edge of front cover. Overall covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. Scarce. T. STERRY HUNTwas North America's first Geochemist. At the time of this writing, he was a Professor at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
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9 Katz, Frank J. MINERAL RESOURCES of The UNITED STATES 1927 Part I METALS
Washington Government Printing Office 1930 Cloth Good+ Mineralogy Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/4" Tables 
70th Congress, 2d Session. House Document No. 457. 782 pp. Library of the University of California Riverside bookplate on front free endpaper: Gift of R.D. Skelley. otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. Gilt lettering on spine. Lettering faded. Spine ends slightly bumped. some scuffing. Overall exterior is G+. 
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10 Lewis, Henry Carvill ON A NEW SUBSTANCE RESEMBLING DOPPLERITE FROM A PEAT BOG AT SCRANTON.
1881 Wraps Very Good Geology Size: Approx. 6" x 9 1/4" 
Lewis, at the time of this paper, was the Professor of Mineralogy in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. This was read before the American Philosophical Society, Dec. 2,, 1881. "In the course of an excavation for a new court-house at Scranton, Pa., made last July, a very interesting substance was discovered, specimens of which were sent to the writer at that time for investigation. The excavation cut through a peat bog, and it was at the bottom of this bog, some 25 feet from the surface of the ground, that the substance here referred to was found." pp.112-117. Wraps slightly discolored around edges otherwise the pamphlet is Very Good+. (Have 8 more pamphlets by Lewis, all different titles) 
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11 Lewis, Henry Carvill ON PHILADELPHITE (Sp. Nov.)
Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences 1879 Wraps Very Good+ Geology Size: Approx. 6" x 9 1/4" 
Read before the Mineralogical and Geological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, December 22d, 1879. " The mineral to which the above title has been applied was found by the writer four years ago, ...". 16 pp. Wraps slightly discolored around edges otherwise the pamphlet is Very Good+ to Near Fine. Laid in a 5" x 2 1/4" paper hand written "With the Compliments of H. Carvill Lewis." ( Have 8 more pamphlets by Lewis, all different titles) 
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12 Lewis, Henry Carvill THE IRON ORES AND LIGNITE OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY VALLEY
Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences 1879 Wraps Very Good+ Geology Size: Approx. 6" x 9 1/4" Illus. With Diagrams 
Read before the Mineralogical and Geological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, October 27th, 1879. 12 pp. 2 diagrams. Wraps slightly discolored around edges otherwise the pamphlet is Very Good+ to Near Fine. ( Have other pamphlets by Lewis, all different titles) 
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13 Library of Congress CLASSIFICATION. Class Q SCIENCE
Washington Government Printing Office 1913 Wraps Good Library of Congress Size: Approx. 7 " x 10 " 
Adopted 1905. As in force November, 1912. Synopsis includes: Science (general); Mathematies; Astronomy- Geodesy; Physics; Chemistry- Crystallography; Geology- Mineralogy, Petrology, Paleontology; Natural History-Microscopy, General biology; Botany-Ecology; Zoology; Human Anatomy; Physiology-Experimental Psychology; and Bacteriology. 196 pp. includes Index. Brown paper covers. ex.mus.numbers and faint stamp. Mildly soiled covers.Faint watermark along the upper spine joint, 3" unto the top border, 2". Top border "mark" shows on title page only. Overall covers are Good. ex.mus. stamp on title page, otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. 
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14 Murkin, J. A. (ed.) THE SOUTHERN GEOLOGIST (VOL. I, NO. 1, 2, 3)
Nashville J. A. Murkin 1885 Paperbound Very Good- Geology Size: Approx. 9" X 12" 
Issued Monthly in the Interest of Collectors. Three issues from first printing year: Volume I, No. 1, October 1885; Volume I, No. 2, November 1885; Volume I, No. 3, December 1885. All are ex. museum copies with identification numbers and/or stamp on top of front page. All have green pencil 'X' written once on inside page margin, No. 2 has other ink marks on page margins. Advertisements appear on back page. Edges are lightly creased and corners appear bumped, dirt smudges to front and back, no large tears. All are in VG- condition. Scarce issues of an interesting newspaper for geologists and mineral collectors. 
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15 Petersen, Richard G. PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE EMMETT WASH NE QUADRANGLE, COCONINO VALLEY, ARIZONA
Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey 1959 Paper Cover Very Good Geological Survey Size: Approx. 9 1/4" x 12" Map 
Mineral Investigations Field Studies Map MF-215. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. Black/white map with red elevation lines measuring 31" x 32" (unfolded) inside a brown paper envelope. Ex. museum blue stamp on front of envelope and left lower corner of map. Envelope is dirty with creasing to edges, corners. Map is clean, some minor creasing along left side, no marks or tears. 
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16 Poitevin, Eugene ROCKS, MINERALS, AND FOSSILS(A Brief Introduction to Geology)
Ottawa National Museum of Canada 1953 Paper Cover Very Good- Canada Size: Approx. 6 " x 8 1/2" Tables 
Canada. Department of Resources and Development.. National Parks Branch . Special contribution No. 53-1. 15 pp. Author was Geological Survey of Canada, Honorary Curator of Minerealogy, National Museum of Canada. Soiling to covers, otherwise exterior Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
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17 Senate REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, IN COMPLIANCE WITH A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE OF JANUARY 6, 1846, RELATIVE TO THE MINERAL REGIONS OF LAKE SUPERIOR
Washington Ritchie & Heiss 1846 Paperbound Very Good Mineralogy Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Figures 
29th Congress, 1st Session, Senate, Doc. No. 160. February 24, 1846. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands, and ordered to be printed. "37 pp. Disbound government document. Residue from book remains on spine, and spine creased. Light foxing throughout document, otherwise clean and in VG condition. 
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18 Tanner, Hans (editor) The Complete Guide to Rocks, Gems & Minerals
Los Angeles Petersen Publishing 1970 Paper Cover Very Good- Magazine Size: Approx. 8 1/2 " x 11" Maps, Photographs 
Exlusive: New Mineral Locations. 32 Full Color Gems Money Can't Buy, Easy Mineral Identification, Moon Rock Analysis, Micromounts, Cut Gems. 96 pp. ex.mus stamp on cover. Creased at spine. where it is stapled.- small tears at staples. Overall VG-. Interior is tight, clean and VG. Beautiful full page colored illustrations of gems. 
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19 Thornely, P.C. And W.H. Taylor THE COORDINATION OF ALUMINIUM IN ANDALUSITE
Manchester 1939 Wraps Very Good Physics Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" Figures,Tables 
From Volume 83 of "Memoirs & Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society", Session 1938-39. "The present paper contains an account of the application of Fourier methods to andalusite. The results obtained confirm the essential accuracy of the structure previously proposed, and in particular demonstrate the reality of the five-fold coordination group of oxygens around one type of aluminium atom." pp.17-30 uncut. 3 figures and 2 tables. Pale blue wraps VG to VG+. Interior is Fine as pages are uncut. 
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20 Wells, John D. PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE HOUSE ROCK SPRING SE QUADRANGLE COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA
Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey 1959 Paper Cover Very Good Geological Survey Size: Approx. 9 1/4" x 12" Map 
Mineral Investigations Field Studies Map MF-189. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. Black/white map with red elevation lines measuring 31.5" x 36" (unfolded) inside a brown paper envelope. Ex. museum blue stamp on front of envelope and left lower corner of map. Envelope is dirty with creasing to edges, corners. Map is clean, no marks or tears. 
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