Publication: Published By Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1935, Washington
First edition. Thick 4to. Original gray printed, thick wrappers, xviii, 525 pp., preface, illustrated from photographs, tables, charts, frontispiece, index. Laid-in is a six-page typed report "A Review of the Hot Springs of Yellowstone National Park," by John O'Neill. This is an early definitive guide of the hot springs and thermal features of Yellowstone National Park, that was decades in the making. Illustrated with black and white views, charts and tables. "The present volume contains the results of a seven-year study of the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. Chosen as an outstanding example of hydrothermal activity, this remarkable region made a further claim to our interest. In the eighties of the last century, Arnold Hague, of the U.S. Geological Survey, undertook an elaborate geological investigation of this area, which lasted altogether for more than 25 years. At the time of his death in 1917 several hundred pages of manuscript notes, together with a considerable number of contemporary photographs, were found in the archives of the U.S. Geological Survey containing the disconnected records of that work. In 1925, when the present studies by the Geophysical laboratory were projected, Dr. George Otis Smith, then director of the U.S. Geological Survey, placed in the hands of the writers this unfinished manuscript of Dr. Hague." -Preface. Wrappers are moderately soiled and the internal front and rear hinges have been strengthened and reinforced by a master paper conservator. Overall a very good solid copy of a heavy report.
Inventory Number: 47474