[GEOLOGY AND MINEROLOGY]. -- BRAGG, William Henry (1862-1942) and William Lawrence (born 1890). X-Rays and Crystal Structure. London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd. 8o. Four plates, diagrams in the text. Original blue cloth, gilt (rubbed). FIRST EDITION in which the father and son team showed by taking experimental x-rays of rock salt and diamonds the arrangement of atoms in these substances and so demonstrated "the fundamentally differenct qualities of two forms of carbon, graphite and diamond, are seen to be due to differences in the arrangements of the atoms and in the distances between them. This makes it possible in the commercial laboratory to build new substances and materials based on an arrangement of atoms that will ensure certain desired qualities." (PMM 406).
[With:] -- [COLORADO]. POWELL, John Wesley. Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872. Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office, 1875. 4o. Illustrated. Modern quarter red morocco. Provenance: J.W. Powell (signature dated 1876); Dr. George William Staempfli (bookplate). SIGNED BY POWELL ON THE FRONT FLYLEAF AND DATED 1876.
[And with:] DANA, James Dwight. A System of Minerology. New Haven: Durrie & Peck and Herrick & Noyes, 1837. 8o. Folding plates, diagrams in the text. (Spotted.) Contemporary sheep. Provenance: Henry Cawill Lewis (signature dated 1874). FIRST EDITION. -- Another copy -- HUTTON, James. James Hutton's Theory of the Earth: The Lost Drawings. Text by G.Y. Craig. [Edinburgh]: Scottish Academic Press, 1978. 2 volumes (text and portfolio of plates), 4o. original green boards, gilt. 29 plates loose as issued in linen portfolio. FIRST EDITION of paltes originally intended to illustrate Hutton's Theory of the Earth. -- MILLER, W.H. A Treatise on Crystallography. Cambridge: J. & J.J. Deighton, 1839. 8o. Folding plates. Original marbled paper boards (scuffed). Provenance: Physikalisches Institut, Gottengen (library stamps); Dr. Martin Sandig (library label). FIRST EDITION. -- SELFRIDGE, Thomas Oliver. Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Practicability of a Ship-Cana; between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by the way of the Isthmus of Darien. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1874. 4o. Illustrated throughout, with folding maps. Original brown cloth, gilt. FIRST EDITION. -- STORY-MASKELYNE, N. Crystallography. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1895. 8o. Diagrams in the text. Original blue cloth gilt. Provenance: Professor Sylvester F.R.S. (presentation inscription from the author). FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper "Professor sylvester F.R.S. with the author's warm and respectful regards." -- WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Island Life: or, The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras, including a Revision and attempted Solution of the Problem of Geological Climates. London: Macmillan and Co., 1880. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary half morocco. Provenance: Norfolk & Norwich Library (bookplates). FIRST EDITION. -- WILLIAMSON, R.S. Report upon the Removal of Blossom Rock, in San Francisco Harbor, California. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1871. 4o. Vignette-title. Contemporary half maroon morocco, gilt. Provenance: Aloinza Hayward, Esq. (presentation inscription from the author). FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED on the recto of the first blank "Aloinza Haywood Esq. with the compliments of R.S. Williamson major, Corps of Engineers Br. Lt. Col. U.S.A." (11)