Rare Paleontology Book: Holland, William J. & Peterson, O. A.; The Osteology of the Chalicotheroidea...1913.

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Holland, William J. & Peterson, O. A.; The Osteology of the Chalicotheroidea with Special Reference to a Mounted Skeleton of Moropus Eatus Marsh, now installed in the Carnegie Museum. Memoirs Carnegie Museum, Vol. 3 #2, 1913. Quarto, pp. 220, 115 text figures, 24 plates.

Bound in later cloth, original wraps bound in. The binding is tight and very clean. There is a small lib. stamp on original cover, the text and plates are very clean. In very good condition.


Holland (1848-1932) was the eighth Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh (1891–1901) and Director of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. He was an accomplished zoologist and paleontologist, as well as an ordained Presbyterian minister.?Peterson (1865-1933) was a Swedish vertebrate paleontologist who emigrated to the United States and joined the Carnegie Museum staff. Peterson is noted for his studies of fossil mammals and published numerous monographs and papers on the subject.The fossil material on which the above study is based was discovered in 1904 by Peterson in the Tertiary beds along the Upper Niobrara River in western Nebraska. Excavations of these rich fossil deposits were to span four field seasons.