Lee, Charles A.; The Elements of Geology for Popular Use; Containing a Description of the Geological Formations and Mineral Resources of the United States. New York, 1840. Octavo, pp. viii, 375, 7, frontispiece, numerous text ills.
Original cloth, gold gilt spine title, edge wear, book plate of bequeath of Horace Vaughan Winchell with his signature on 1st leaf, in very good condition.
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A popular text work used in schools throughout the eastern United States. Many of the copies were eventually destroyed through use or after being replaced with other works. The author describes the rocks and their mineral components, the geography, stratigraphy, mineralogy, paleontology and mineral resource of America.