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Oil-Field Exploration And Development. A Practical Guide For Oil-Field Prospectors And Operators, With Which Is Incorporated A Discussion Of The Origin And Distribution Of Petroleum, And Notes On Oil-Field Legislation And Customs. In Two Volumes, 1). Oil-Field Principles---- 2). Oil-Field Practice A. BEEBY THOMPSON

Oil-Field Exploration And Development. A Practical Guide For Oil-Field Prospectors And Operators, With Which Is Incorporated A Discussion Of The Origin And Distribution Of Petroleum, And Notes On Oil-Field Legislation And Customs. In Two Volumes, 1). Oil-Field Principles---- 2). Oil-Field Practice

A. BEEBY THOMPSON

Publication: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1925, London

First edition. Thick 8vo. Volume I: Publisher's original red cloth with beveled edges, titles and decorations stamped in gold gilt on the spine, blind stamped publisher's device on the front cover, xxiv, 546 [2] pp., plus 32 pages of Index and 40 pages of oil-related advertisements, preface, frontispiece, illustrated, tables, maps, all edges speckled red, index, advertisements. Tiny closed tear to top edge of front fly leaf, penciled name on front fly leaf, former owner's name stamp on front pastedown sheet, else a near fine, bright, tight, clean copy. Volume II: Publisher's original red cloth with beveled edges, titles and decorations stamped in gold gilt on the spine, blind stamped publisher's device on the front cover, xxiv, 547 - 1177 [1] pp., plus 32 pages of Index and 40 pages of oil-related advertisements, preface, frontispiece, illustrated, tables, maps, all edges speckled red, appendix, index, advertisements. Former owner's name stamp on front pastedown sheet, else a near fine, bright, tight, clean copy. The name stamped in each volume is Henry B. Milner, Consulting Geologist & Petroleum Technologist. A large guide to oil production and exploration written by Thompson, an early pioneer in international oil production whose 60 year career took him to Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and North & South America. This two volume guide covers a huge range of the oil industry from the history and distribution of oil through the development of oil production in nearly every region of the world. Also includes information and instruction on a variety of oil extraction methods. Heavily illustrated throughout with photographs, figures, tables, and maps (some double-page and folded). Each volume contains 40 pages of oil-related advertisements. Swanson page 18 says "Accounts of principal oil fields, with maps; leasing; petroleum legislation, customs, usages; principles of refining; properties of crude oil and products; engineering problems; oil field equipment. Author is well-known British petroleum consultant." A handsome set, bright, tight clean copies and each volume in near fine condition. Exceptional copies.

Inventory Number: 39641

$750.00