Category: Paleontology


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"Synopsis of the Cyprinidae of Pennsylvania." In: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. XIII, New Series.

By: COPE, Edward Drinker (1840-1897).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Sherman, 1869.: 1869

Seller ID: S7190

4to. (Article) [351]-410 pp. 4 engraved plates, figs. (Whole vol.) vii, 466 pp. Numerous lithographed plates (several color), numerous figs., charts (some folding), articles; lacking pp. 1-24 (first article). Later gilt stamped green cloth; mildly affected by silverfish. Very good. First edition. Important early work on extinct vertebrates in America. This study of extinct fish contains 3 detailed plates that complement the detail of the text. First Edition. View more info

"Systematic Catalogue of the Species of Vertebrata Found in the Beds of the Permian Epoch in North America. With Notes and Descriptions." In: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. XVI, New Series.

By: COPE, Edward Drinker.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, MacCalla, 1890.: 1890

Seller ID: S7192

4to. (Article) [285]-298 pp. 2 engraved plates, figs. (Whole vol.) 572 pp. Numerous engraved plates, numerous figs., charts, articles, dictionary of the Egyptian language. Later gilt stamped green cloth; mildly affected by silverfish, else fine. First edition. Important early catalogue of extinct vertebrates in America.. An early work in paleontology with attractive and detailed plates. This volume also contains 3 other articles by Cope: "On the Intercentrum of the Terrestrial Vertebrata." (with six cuts and a plate), "Synopsis of the Vertebrate Fauna of the Puerco Series." (w... View more info

L'uomo e l'universo. Omaggio a Pierre Teilhard De Chardin.

By: COYNE, G. V., Maria SALVATORE & Claudio CASACCI.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Vatican City:, Specola Vaticana, 1987.: 1987

Seller ID: S10243

8vo. iv, 113 pp. Printed wrappers. Fine. Scarce. Pierre Teilhard "was a French philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of both Piltdown Man and Peking Man. Teilhard conceived the idea of the Omega Point and developed Vladimir Vernadsky's concept of Noosphere. Some of his ideas came into conflict with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and several of his books were censured" [Wikipedia]. View more info

"Paleocene Faunas of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico." In: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series, vol. XXX, February, 1937.

By: MATTHEW, William Diller.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, American Philosophical Society, 1937.: 1937

Seller ID: S7544

4to. (Article): viii, 510 pp. 64 plates including 1 fold-out map, 1 fold-out illus. of a dinosaur and many photographs of fossils, tables, figs., bibliog., index. (Whole volume): viii, 510 pp. Green cloth, gilt spine. FINE. FIRST EDITION. Comprehensive original study of fossils in the San Juan Basin with many photographs and 2 folding plates. First Edition. View more info

3 papers: 1) "Bericht uber die Augrabungen und Ergebnisse der Tendaguru-Expedition." (385-397 pp.). With: Hans V. STAFF & Hans RECK 2) "Ueber die Lebensweise der Trilobiten." (130-147 pp.) 3) "Die Lebensweise der Zweischaler des Solnhofener lithographischen Schiefers."(157-175 pp.). WITHIN: Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde, Berlin. Sitzungsberichte Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin.

By: [Fossils; Palentology; Dinosaurs] RECK, Hans (1886-1937).

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Berlin:, R. Friedlander & Sohn, 1911.: 1911

Seller ID: BL2852

8vo. vii, 449, 15 pp. Figures, plates. Gilt-stamped half black cloth, marbled papered boards. Fine copy. Ownership rubber stamp of P. Claussen. Hans Gottfried Reck was a German volcanologist and paleontologist. In 1913 he was the first to discover the ancient skeleton of a human, which caused quite a stir regarding the origins of mankind, in the Olduvai Gorge, in what is now Tanzania. The Tendaguru Beds, originally discovered in 1906, are a fossil-rich formation in Tanzania that had been considered the richest of Late Jurassic strata in Africa. The Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin excavated at Te... View more info