Rare Geology Book and Atlas: Cook, George H. Geology of New Jersey with atlas. 1868.
Item Number: Book 116-E
Cook, George H. Geology of New Jersey with atlas. Newark : Printed at the Daily Advertiser Office, 1868. Quarto, text pp. xxiv, 899, 1 errata, five folded plates including folded colored Geological Map of New Jersey, numerous text figures. Atlas slip case with the 13 folded colored maps. These consist of:
1. Azoic & Paleozoic Formations. 2 sheets
2. Triassic Formations. 2 sheets
3. Cretaceous Formations. 2 sheets
4. Tertiary and Recent Formations. 2 sheets
5. Iron Mines in Morris County. 2 sheets
6. Map of the Ringwood Iron Mines. 1 sheet
7. Map of Oxford Furnace Iron Ore Veins. 1 sheet
8. Map of the Zinc Mines Susses County. 1 sheet
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL BOOKS
The set is complete with all of the folded maps present in the rare atlas. The text is in the original boards with a later cloth spine and title label. The binding is tight and clean. Book plate of James Yolton on end sheet and earlier ownership stamp on title page. The text is clean with tape repair to edge of first Preface page and archive tape repairs to verso of folded plates. Geological map of New Jersey is in modern sleeve at rear of text. The atlas maps have had professional archival repairs to folds, minor loss at a couple of folds, the maps are in a modern archival sleeve with title label. Over all a very good complete set.
George Hammell Cook (1818 – 1889) was the State Geologist of New Jersey (1864-1889) and Vice President of Rutgers College. He was a graduate of Rensselaer polytechnic institute in Troy, New York and a Professor there until 1846. In 1853 he became professor of chemistry and the natural sciences at Rutgers. Cook was elected vice-president of the College in 1864, and during the same year was appointed State Geologist of New Jersey. He directed numerous surveys of the geology, paleontology and mining industry in New Jersey. These surveys culminated in his major work on the geology of the state. Part 1 is in first five chapters which are devoted to a systematic description of the stratigraphy, rocks and fossils. Part 2 covers the historical geology. Part 3 in 4 chapters covers the economic geology.