Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1822. Quarter Leather. Good. Item #011473
Stated second edition. Quarter calf leather with marbled boards. Xii, 480;(2)481-818, plus errata. Fold out color map at the front, with five fold out plates at the rear. An early work studying the mineralogy and geology of the United States, by Parker Cleaveland, a geologist and professor, who drew on his own collection of minerals to compile this work. With general discussion of the properties of minerals, as well as sections studying specific minerals in the US. GOOD condition. Leather cracked, flaking and darkened along the spine, being rather brittle. Some darkening along the extremities of the boards. Minor scuffing and bumping to the edges. Scattered minor foxing throughout, heavier to the first few pages and to a few pages scattered throughout. Misfolding present to the plates in the rear. Map with several wrinkles and some toning. Owner's signature present, with front endpaper torn along the upper hinge. Sabin 13611 (for first edition and this).
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