First Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of the Northern Counties of Arkansas
by Owen, David Dale
Johnson & Yerkes, State Printers,
256pp, seven lithographic plates plus in text engravings. Original half leather and marbled paper over boards. Rubbing to the extremities with some loss of leather, front hinge just starting, internal browning and foxing, withal a good copy. David Dale Owen (1807-1860) was a prominent American geologist. He conducted the first geological surveys of Indiana, Kentucky, and Arkansas. His first geological work was as an assistant mapping the geology of Tennessee, in 1836. He was appointed the first Geologist for the State of Indiana (1837-39), and worked as the State Geologist of Kentucky in 1854-1857; he was appointed State Geologist of Arkansas in 1857, continuing as the Kentucky geologist without pay. Owen's survey was undertaken as a part of the mid-nineteenth century push to identify and make use of American natural resources, thus reducing the need for importation of raw materials. Six of the seven lithographic plates are tinted, and are quite attractive.
Book Id: 21327