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SIGNED EDWARD DRINKER COPE

SINGLE LARGE VOLUME COMPLETE IN ITSELF. The main title-page for the whole series runs thus -- "Engineer Department, U.S. Army. Report upon United States Geographical Surveys West Of The One Hundredth Meridian in Charge of First Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, U.S.Army, under the direction of Brig. Gen A.A. Humphreuys, Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army. Oublished by Authority of the Honourable The Secretary of War, in Accordance with the Acts of Congress . . . In Seven Volumes ... Part II, Vol. IV.-Paleontology. Washington: Government Printing Office 1877." The secondary title-page giving details specific to this volume in the series runs thus -- "Part II. REPORT UPON THE EXTINCT VERTEBRATA OBTAINED IN NEW MEXICO BY PARTIES OF THE EXPEDITION OF 1874. BY PROF. E.D. COPE. COMPRISING -- CHAPTER XI.-FOSSILS OF THE MESOZOIC PERIODS AND GEOLOGY OF MESOZOIC AND TERTIARY BEDS. XII.-FOSSILS OF THE EOCENE PERIOD. XIII.-FOSSILS OF THE LOUP FORK EPOCH." Although an EXTREMELY HEAVY ITEM sold, as always, entirely POSTFREE-BY-AIRMAIL WORLDWIDE. Although this volume is complete, the pagination is somewhat eccentric --- hence -- (a) main title page unnumbered with unnumbered blank verso (as usual); then (b) unnumbered first page of Preface with its closing verso as "viii"; then (c) secondary title-page & blank verso, both unnumbered; then (d) Table of Contents & its blank verso, both unnumbered; then (e) List of Plates, unnumbered, with its verso numbered as "vi"; then (f) Letter Of Transmission, unnumbered, with its closing verso numbered as "iv". Thereupon text pages 1-370 (including Index) and then Plates XII to LXXXIII, each with its own elucidatory facing page. Tan half-morocco & marbled boards with raised bands and gilt stamping and titling on spine; marbled endpapers; Some bumping/knocking of corners, as shown on ACCOMPANYING COMPOSITE IMAGE, though this detracting hardly at all from the overall appeal. Internally very crisp & clean. FULLEST DETAILS of publication, pagination, contents, condition and size, in both inches & centimetres, and sample text & sample plates all shown in ACCOMPANYING COMPOSITE IMAGE. The first front free endpaper bears the autographed dedication "Sir Victor Brooke with compliments of E.D. Cope 5/1 1878." ***** Signed copy of a substantial scarce work contemporary with the famous Cope/Marsh dinosaur wars. ******

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Andrew's well-published "do" for Record Store Day went down extremely well on Saturday; congratulations & 'likes' are still popping onto our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/ParkinsonsBooks/ The shop was heaving all day and then on into Sunday with swarming turntable fans. Swarms more have visited, browsed and bought well into the week. (Jazz has sold particularly well.) We owe a big "thank you" also to our local newspaper The Southport Visiter http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/ for all the publicity they gave not only to us but to other shops in the area celebrating vinyl. All our participating DJs deserve a sizeable dollop of gratitude too.

And --- to change the subject totally --- Sunday was a bumper day for large tropical shell. We now have only one natural Nautilus shell left and just two pearlised ones. One v. big & beautiful Triton's Trumpet Charonia tritonis and two magnificient specimens of the Great Yellow Helmet Cassis cornuta still grace the shelves.

Joan's recent acquisition of miniature hindu deities has gone down well.

To add to the week's variety a newly acquired collection of 19th. C. prints of chicken breeds is queuing up to be sorted & priced.

After many long hours of patient work by Andrew and Liam, the bargain ginnel is now well-lit and the shop porch is water-proofed and partly re-plastered --- more room for even more quirky stock.
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