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Guidebook of the Western United States. Part B. The Overland Route with a  Side Trip to Yellowstone Park
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Guidebook of the Western United States. Part B. The Overland Route with a Side Trip to Yellowstone Park

By Lee, Willis T.; Ralph W. Stone; Hoyt S. Gale and others

Washington: Government Printing Office. Very Good. 1916. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with title gilt on spine. Includes numerous b&w illustrations and color maps. Boards have light wear to head and foot of spine; text block has light toning and some leaves have wear to fore edge. This series of USGS publications follows western railroad routes with interpretive material. Fold-out maps depict topography, surficial and bedrock geology. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 251 pp .

$38.00

Grand Canyon River Guide Scroll Map
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Grand Canyon River Guide Scroll Map

By Jones, Leslie Allen

Bountiful, UT: Western River Guides Association. Very Good. 1962. No Binding. From Herm Hoop's History of River Guides on the Colorado River System: "Les Jones, of Heber City, Utah, was an engineer and avid river runner. Jones began running rivers at the age of eleven. He built a kayak, running most rivers solo, and taking movies from a camera mounted on a football helmet. By the early 1950's Les began taping USGS maps together and filling in the missing contours. Les began using aerial photos, USGS maps and his own drawings and notes to trace and draw detailed maps on a scroll paper strips 7-10 inches wide. The maps were not waterproof and faded in sunlight, so they had to be protected from water and sunlight. Later his maps were copied onto waterproof mylar. Jones copied a river profile on the map above the river segments, labeling rapids and features on both. The maps contained rapid ratings, drawings of major rapids, Powell and other historic river camps, historic inscriptions and other detailed information. Les' maps were some of the first maps to contain conservation messages." This issue is of Jones's river scroll maps for the Grand Canyon. Dark blue mimeographed text and map. Includes an alert about the proposed Marble Canyon dam within the Grand Canyon. 7" wide paper scroll map is of unknown length when unrolled. In original plastic packaging with attached paper instructions on how to use the map. The plastic bag is rarely seen with the map; bag is milky with light soiling. Paper instruction label is faded on one side but bright on verso. Label itself is intact with wrinkling and edge wear. Some edge wear to the scroll map but inking remains strong. Few small tears visible. Fascinating piece of river-running history! ; Map .

$700.00

Nature's Bridges and Arches Volume 13: Eastern States

By Vreeland, Robert H.

Good. 1976. Stapled Soft Cover. Volume 13 out of 23 booklets listing and describing natural rock openings in the US; this covers the eastern states including VT, MA, NY, PA, VA, and FL. Light blue paper wraps are sunned at spine, light soiling overall and one 2" stain on rear wrap. Signed by author on title page, previous owner's name in ink on inside of front wrap.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$15.00

Nature's Bridges and Arches Volume 14: Midwestern States

By Vreeland, Robert H.

Good. 1976. Stapled Soft Cover. Volume 14 out of 23 booklets listing and describing natural rock openings in the US; this covers the midwestern states including MI, OH, IN, IL, WI, IA, MO.. Pale lilac wraps have some soiling, sunned edges. Signed by author on title page, previous owner's name in ink on inside front wrap.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$15.00

Guidebook of the Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains, New Mexico; 1959 Field Conference

By Panhandle Geological Society

Amarillo, TX: Panhandle Geological Society. Fair. 1959. Comb Binding. Guidebook with road logs for 1959 Panhandle Geological Society field conference. Wraps are somewhat soiled overall with a few stains, many creases and tears along edges. Rear map pocket has been repaired with tape, contains six plates. Previous owner's name in ink on front wrap.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$17.50