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    George G. Shumard. A Partial Report on the Geology of Western Texas Consisting of a General Geological Report. Austin: State Printing Office, 1886. First edition. 8vo. vii, 145pp. Illustrated with charts, two folding. Wraps. Has been rebound, mounting the extant chipped portion of the original front orange wrapper to a new marbled front wrapper. Contents sound, albeit slightly toned. One folding chart detached at one fold crease but complete. Old library discard ink stamp on the title page; inked library markings also to front cover. About very good condition.

    Except for a small pamphlet published in 1859, this report contains the only known results of the first Texas Geological Survey published by Shumard (a preliminary geological report was published in 1866 by S. B. Buckley). The report was compiled by H. P. Bee (Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics, and History) from unpublished manuscripts left by Shumard after his departure from Texas. G. P. Merrill notes that only some of the material was prepared during the first survey (1858-61), the rest being written while Shumard served with the U.S. government under Pope's Pacific Railroad survey. A rare early Texas survey. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.

    Reference: Eberstadt 162.


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