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286. SHUMARD, George. G. A Partial Report on
the Geology of Western Texas Consisting of a General
Geological Report and a Journal of Geological Observations
along the Routes Traveled by the Expedition between
Indianola, Texas, and the Valley of the Mimbres, New
Mexico, during the Years 1855 and 1856.... Austin:
State Printing Office, 1886. viii, 145 pp., lithographed
geological plates and profiles (some in color and/or
folding, and some identified as the work of Gast of St.
Louis), text illustrations. 8vo, original upper terracotta
printed wrapper (chipped and mounted on new marbled paper).
One profile separated at folds. Wellesley College duplicate
with ink stamps and call letters.
First edition of a scarce modern overland. Eberstadt, Texas 162:733: "Of greater interest than the date of the publication would suggest, 69 pages being devoted to his journal of 1855-56, between Indianola and the Valley of the Mimbres, New Mexico, while with Popes exploring expedition." Pingenot: Scarce. A journal of geological observations along the routes traveled by Popes exploring expedition in Texas and New Mexico during the years 1855 and 1856, with an appendix giving a detailed report on the geology of Grayson County.