Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1872. Hardcover. Item #30487
511pp. Contemporary full green morocco with triple gilt fillets and gold floral decorations on the sides, spine in compartments with five raised bands, gilt lettering and decorations, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Sections on the geology of the Missouri valley; observations on mines; catalogues of mammals and birds, mollusca, coleoptera, hemiptera, and plants; and more. With in-text illustrations. With the bookplate of Z. Chandler (possibly Zachariah Chandler, Secretary of the Interior from 1875 to 1877) on the front pastedown endpaper. The binding appears to be a Government Printing Office presentation binding. A few minor scuffs to leather. A bright, near fine copy. Sabin 31006.; Octavo.