Lot 169: Hague and King - Mining Industry Vol. 2, 1877

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Lot 169: Author: King, Clarence & James D. Hague; Title: Mining Industry - Volume 2 of the Report of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel; Place Published: Washington D.C.; Publisher: Government Printing Office; Date Published: 1877; Description: Volume 2 only (of 7). xiii, 890 pp. With 26 plates from photographs by T.H. O'Sullivan. (4to) 29x23 cm. (11½x9"), modern green library cloth. First Edition.The great landmark survey of the 40th parallel supervised by Clarence King, who in 1879, became the first director of the U.S. Geological Survey. This elaborate and profusely illustrated study was an important spur to development of the West's natural resources and led to further settlement. Originally published in seven volumes. Condition: Cloth lightly worn; lightly foxed; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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