Lot 19: Becker's Atlas of the Comstock Lode 1882
Author: Becker, George F.; Title: Atlas to Accompany the Monograph on the Geology of the Comstock Lode and the Washoe District; Place Published: Washington, D.C.; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1882; Description: Title, contents leaf, and 19 lithographed maps, all but 2 double-page, nearly all in color. (Folio) 50.5x44 cm (20x17½"), original brown cloth stamped in gilt. First Edition.Issued by the United States Geological Survey under the directorship of Clarence King. The plates include the mining district as a whole, plus sections, diagrams, cross-views, etc., of the various shafts. Printed by Julien Bien & Co. Lith., New York. Bookplate of the Essex Institute (presented by the U.S. Geological Survey) on front pastedown endpaper, no internal library markings.Due to the size and/or weight of this lot extra charges may apply. Condition: Binding worn, joints splitting, hinges cracking; internally near fine; binding very good.
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