Lot 73: Trask reports on California geology 1854-56

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Lot 73: Author: Trask, John B. Title: Three reports by John B. Trask on the geology of California Place Published: Sacramento Publisher: Date Published: 1854, 1855, 1856 Description: Significant reports examining the mineral resources of California including those in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado and Calaveras counties, with descriptions of the mines given in some detail. Trask was the first California state geologist. Last with marginal chipping to early and latter leaves, tilt page tanned and foxed; all generally very good. Provenance: 1st: Wendell Hammond, '68. 2nd: E. Harrington, 6/00. 3rd: Dawson's, 11/97. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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