TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE TERRITORIES: A REPORT OF PROGRESS OF THE EXPLORATION IN WYOMING AND IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1878. IN TWO PARTS.

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883. xviii,809;xxiv,[2],503pp. Illustrated with in text figures, plus numerous lithographic plates and maps (some folding). Large folding map in a pocket at the rear of second volume. Original cloth, spine gilt. Spine lightly spotted. Ex- library, with bookplates on front and pastedowns, and with several ink stamps on front and rear endpapers. Lightly tanned, otherwise internally clean. A good, sound copy. Item #WRCAM51794

Hayden's famous two-part report, which was entirely devoted to the Yellowstone. A vast compendium of geological data, beautifully illustrated with chromolithographs. Goetzmann describes this as Hayden's final attempt "to encompass a systematic geological survey of the region." Goetzmann, EXPLORATION AND EMPIRE, p.526.

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