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Image for A Field Guide to Topaz and Associated Minerals of the Thomas Range, Utah (Topaz Mountain)

A Field Guide to Topaz and Associated Minerals of the Thomas Range, Utah (Topaz Mountain)

By: John Holfert, Water Mroch and Jeremy Fuller

Price: $40.00

Publisher: HM Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000013

Condition: New


A detailed account of the geology, minerals and collecting areas in the Thomas Range (Topaz Mountain) locality. Contains excellent collecting area maps and collecting tips to find the gems and minerals in this famous mineral location. View more info

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A Survey of North American Indian Rock Art

By: Klaus F. Wellman

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Graz, Austria, Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000075

ISBN: 3201010960

Condition: Fine


Oversized Book. Dust jacket has library sticker on spine else fine. Cover and contents fine. Rare monograph on the petroglyphs and pictographs of North American Native Americans. Originally printed in German under the title "Die Amerikanischen Felsbilder." 750 photographs (including 39 in color), 200 line drawings and 11 maps. Extensive bibliography. 462 pages, including index. Heavy book, will require additional postage. View more info

Image for Death Valley '49er Trails: Pieces of the Puzzle Come Together

Death Valley '49er Trails: Pieces of the Puzzle Come Together

By: B. G. Oleson

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Santa Ana, California, Photophyscis: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000082

ISBN: 0974749400

Condition: New


An interesting account of the early passages through Death Valley and the attempt to locate those wagon trails using historical records, GPS and other means. Many historical details, application of modern technologies and recollections to identify the routes taken. Detailed maps and a good bibliography. Author is an aerospace engineer. 184 pages. View more info

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Gemstones and Collection Minerals at the Exposition of the "Gems" Museum

By: Vladislav I. Chuprov, Anvar A. Yusipov and Viktor P. Orlov

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000014

Condition: New


Beautifully illustrated publication of gem materials found in the Russia, with the goal of promoting Russian gemstones. Photos from an exhibition on Russian gem and lapidary materials held in Moscow at the "Gems" Museum. In Russian and English. View more info

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Geology of the National Capital Region: Field Trip Guidebook

By: Scott Southworth and William Burton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reston, VA, U. S. Geological Survey: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000044

ISBN: 0607966025

Condition: Fine


Field trip guidebook for a joint meeting of the Northeast and Southeast Sections of the Geological Society of America. Nine geologic descriptions and field trips in the Washington D.C. region. View more info

Image for Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings and Other Papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff

Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings and Other Papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff

By: Georgia Willis Read and Ruth Gaines (editors)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Columbia University Press: 1949

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000090

Condition: Very Good


Embossed cloth cover. Two small tears in cloth of upper spine, slightly bumped corners, some yellowing of pages. Contents near fine. A detailed account of J. Goldsborough Bruff's journey to California and experiences during the California Gold Rush, from April 2, 1849 to July 20, 1851. Profusely illustrated with B&W and some color drawings from his journals. Published to mark the centennial of the California Gold Rush. An excellent read. 791 pages. View more info

Guidebook of Northern Mexico Sonoran Desert Region

By: Committee on Arid Lands (AAAS)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Committee on Arid Lands (AAAS): 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000195

Condition: Very Good


Field guide for the International Conference on Arid Lands in a Changing World. Printed wraps with plastic comb binding. Minor soiling on cover, abrasion along upper front cover edge, small library sticker and small stamp of company on front cover. Small stamp of company also on title page. Conference field trip road logs for in the Mexican Sonoran Desert, featuring natural history, agriculture, geology, mining and climate. 53 pages with field trip itinerary map in map pocket on rear inside cover. View more info

Image for Hayden and His Men: being a selection of 108 photographs by William Henry Jackson of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey ... 1870-1878

Hayden and His Men: being a selection of 108 photographs by William Henry Jackson of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey ... 1870-1878

By: Frank Chambers

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Francis Paul Geoscience Literature: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000066

Condition: Very Good


Sunning on small portions of edges on front cover and along spine, else fine condition. A tribute to the men of the early United States Geological and Geographical Survey, who, under the leadership of Ferdinand V. Hayden, explored the little known interior west of the United States in the 1870's. Utilizing the photographic plates of the Survey's photographer, William Henry Jackson, the author is able to give the reader a feel of what it was like to explore uncharted territories of what are now Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Scarce. Acquired from the library of Jay Lininger, publisher of... View more info

Image for How I Found and How I Lost the Cave of the Winds and the Manitou Grand Caverns: Being the True Story as Set Forth by the Discoverer

How I Found and How I Lost the Cave of the Winds and the Manitou Grand Caverns: Being the True Story as Set Forth by the Discoverer

By: George W. Snider

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Los Angeles CA, George W. Snider: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000147

Condition: Very Good


Printed wraps (Art Nouveau style) with clear library tape to reinforce spine (although spine appears to be in good shape).Minor soiling on covers, a minor chip on upper right corner of front cover.. Edges of pages somewhat soiled, interior fine. Former owner's name, ( Dr.) F. (Frank) W. Cragin handwritten in pen on cover and an inscription to Cragin from E. B. Beeson (gift) on title page. Dr. Cragin was the head of the Geology Department at Colorado College from 1914 until his death in 1937. He amassed a large collection of publications and manuscripts on the history of the Colorado Springs ... View more info

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James Bridger: Trapper, Frontiersman, Scout and Guide - A Historical Narrative

By: J. Cecil Atler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Long's College Book Company: 1951

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000104

Condition: Good


Library binding in decorative orange and white cloth. Library sticker on spine, library stickers on inside front cover and flyleaf, library card pocket on front flyleaf. Some discoloration on outer edge of pages, slight damp staining on bottom edge of pages. Interior pages in very good condition. "Special Definitive Edition Limited to 1000 copies." Combined with an annotated copy of James Bridger, A Biographical Sketch (illustrated) by Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge. Signed by author (Alter). Would be a very nice copy if rebound. 601 pages. View more info

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Masterpieces of the Mineral World: Treasures from the Houston Museum of Natural Science

By: Wendell E. Wilson, Joel A. Bartsch and Mark Mauthner

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Houston, TX, Houston Museum of Natural Science: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000109

Condition: Fine


Copper lettering on gray cloth cover. Embossed end papers. Beautiful "coffee table" book, featuring exceptional mineral specimens from the Houston Museum of Natural Science. 150 remarkable mineral photographs by Jeffrey Scovil. 264 pages. Heavy book, will require additional postage. View more info

Image for Rotorua and Thermal Regions: The Three Main Tours

Rotorua and Thermal Regions: The Three Main Tours

By: Rotorua Motor Transport Co., Inc.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Rotorua, New Zealand, Morning Post Print: 1938

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000092

Condition: Good


Pamphlet with red paper wraps, center stapled pages. Several creases on front cover, as well as top right corner of pages. Edges of cover a little rough. Obscure travel brochure for motor tours in the Rotorua thermal springs area on the North Island of New Zealand. Describes several tours and descriptions of the stops along the route. Includes four B& W photos of the volcanoes and lakes, and a nice map of the region. Interesting and scarce. 12 pages. View more info

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Schweizer Trachtenschmuck

By: Dr. Jenny Schneider

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Verlag Paul Haupt Berne: 1965

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000094

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover. Covers mildly scuffed, lightly soiled, and some minor creasing. Publication on 18th and 19th century jewelry from the Schweizeriscen Landesmuseum in Zurich, Switzerland. Acquired from the estate of John Sinkankas in 2005. 15 pages and 16 B&W plates. View more info

Image for Struve Collection, Album of Mineral Drawings: Treasures of Fersman Mineralogical Museum, RAS

Struve Collection, Album of Mineral Drawings: Treasures of Fersman Mineralogical Museum, RAS

By: Margarita I. Novgorodova (Editor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Fersman Mineralogical Museum: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000117

ISBN: 5900395286

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. This publication brings to light the catalog for an important mineral collection long lost in the vast holdings of the Fersman Museum. The collection of Heinrich Christofer Gottfried von Struve was assembled in the early 1800's. A contemporary of Humboldt and Jules Verne; Struve, a Russian naturalist and diplomat, accumulated over 9,000 mineral specimens from throughout Europe and beyond. This reproduction of a portion of the catalog showcases 82 plates featuring crystal drawings of key mineral specimens. A color photograph accompanies each drawing. A fine work highlighting ... View more info

Image for The Anchor and the Pick: Rocks and Minerals by Boat in Southeast Alaska

The Anchor and the Pick: Rocks and Minerals by Boat in Southeast Alaska

By: Gary McWilliams

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bellingham, WA, Great Story Book Publishing: 2019

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000006

ISBN: 0996103287

Condition: New


"This book is about the finding of rocks and minerals by boat in Southeast Alaska. Equally, it is about the appreciation of them for their natural beauty and for the incredible stories they tell. It is part science, part history, part rock hounding and part story telling.The stories are mainly reminiscences of boat trips with geologists and with others in the search for spaecial rocks and minerals along the rugged shorelines of the Alaskan Coast." - from the Publisher. More than 150 mineral collecting localities are described. Well illustrated. View more info

Image for Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

By: Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT, Globe Pequot Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000100

ISBN: 1564401332

Condition: Fine


A beautifully illustrated publication on the lighthouses of the western United States, including their history, architecture and contact/touring information. View more info