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Pingenot Auction, Lot 286

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. Scarce.
         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 Pope’s exploring expedition." Pingenot: Scarce. A journal of geological observations along the routes traveled by Pope’s 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.
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100-300)