Hager, Albert D.; American Variegated Marbles from Lake Champlain, Vermont. Specimens to be seen at the office of Willard & Stone, 164 Broadway, New York. New York, 1875. Octavo, pp. 32, folded map.
The work is complete and in a modern archival folder. Original title cover has been re-backed, small stamp on title page, map is clean, text is brittle. In good condition.
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL BOOKS
Hager; (1817-1888) an American geologist, is best known for his studies of Vermont's geology. He worked with Hitchcock in the production of the two volume annual report of Vermont's geology published in 1861. The above small work was published for the Champlain Variegated Marble Quarries located at Mallet's Bay, Lake Champlain. The five quarries; noted for their production of ornamental marbles, are the Wakefield, Point, Newton Point, Mallet's Head and Marble Island. It was proposed to have the five quarries all placed under the control of one company in order to better compete with the new influx of foreign marble. Hager solicits testimonials from several individuals attesting to the beauty of the marble, its hardness and varied colors, adaptability to use in the marble trades, the extent of the deposits, and cost of mining. A rare document on the Vermont marble industry.