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Lot 262: (FOSSILS.) Lea, Isaac. Fossil Foot-Marks in the Red Sandstone of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • (FOSSILS.) Lea, Isaac. Fossil Foot-Marks in the Red Sandstone of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
  • (FOSSILS.) Lea, Isaac. Fossil Foot-Marks in the Red Sandstone of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
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Description: (FOSSILS.) Lea, Isaac. Fossil Foot-Marks in the Red Sandstone of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. One double-page color printed lithograph of reptilian quadruped footmarks, 16pp. Elephant folio, 29 3/4x 22 inches, original cloth backed brown printed paper wrappers, edges chipped with some losses; 2 inch tear at center foredge throughout, including plate. Philadelphia: T.K and P.G. Collins, 1855

Notes: Fascinating oversize nineteenth century paleontological treatise. Inscribed to a fellow natural historian: "To Thomas T. Bouve Esq, with the respects of the Author." No other copies at auction since an example at Swann in 1980.

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