Report of the Director of the United States Geological Survey
Washington, DC: G.P.O., 1884. First Edition. Quarto. Item #026007
, vii-xxxii, 473 pages, 85 plates (7 double, 5 folded) illustrations (some in color), maps. The largest part is devoted to Hawaiian volcanoes on pages 80-219. Besides maps of all the major islands, it deals with the major eruptions and its effect on the population. There is also a report on the mining geology of the Eureka District of Nevada; A large section on fossils of oysters and the life-history of the oyster, finally, there is geological reconnance in southern Oregon. Bound in maroon cloth centrally stamped in a pictorial gilt, spine lettering gilt, a damp stain to lower front corner, new endpapers, damp staining to lower corners of leaves.