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Davidson, George

THE SUBMERGED VALLEYS OF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA, U.S.A., AND OF LOWER CALIFORNIA, MEXICO, Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Third Series, Geology, Vol. I, No. 2

San Francisco 1897. 10 x 7.5", wrappers, pp73-103, nine plates, a bit of chipping and tearing to edges, rear wrapper detached and laid in affixed to which is an envelope containing two autographed letters signed from Davidson to Israel Cook Russell dated 1899. George Davidson (1825-1911) was a pioneer west coast geologist and superintendant of the US Coast Survey. He was the first professor of geography at the University of California in 1898. Israel Russell (1852-1906) was a noted glaciologist. He joined the US Geological Survey in 1880 and aided in the survey of Alaska's eastern boundary in 1889. Davidson provides some biographical information, as well as thanking Russell for a copy of his study of Mount Ranier. Addisionally the front wrapper of this item is signed and inscribed by Davidson, and he made some annotations in the text.


Book Id: 96-5354

Price: $250.00

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