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On the sandstone fossils of Connecticut River / by James Deane

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Deane, James 1801-1858  Search this
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia  Search this
T. Sinclair's Lith.  Search this
Physical description:
p. 173-178, [3] leaves of plates in various foliations (one folded) : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
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Connecticut River Valley
Caption title.
At head of title: "Art. XV."
"Extracted from the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 2d series, vol. iii."
Plates are numbered 18-20. Plates 18-19 are printed in reddish brown, and are signed: "On stone by J. Deane, M.D.; T. Sinclair's lith. Phila[delphia]." Plate 20 is printed in black on a folded leaf.
Date of publication from the record for this work in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia's online catalog.
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SCNHRB has 2 copies.
SCNHRB c. 1 (qQE845 .D284 1856 SCNHRB; bc no. 39088016722811) is bound with: Lea, I. On a fossil Saurian of the new red sandstone formation of Pennsylvania. [Philadelphia : Merrihew & Thompson, 1852]. Bound together subsequent to publication.
SCNHRB c. 2 (qQE845 .D285 1849 SCNHRB; not barcoded) is bound with: Deane, J. Illustrations of fossil footprints of the Valley of the Connecticut. [Boston : American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1849] -- Deane, J. Fossil footprints of Connecticut River. [Philadelphia : Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1850?] -- Lea, I. On the fossil foot-marks in the red sandstone of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. [Philadelphia : Printed for the author, 1852]. Bound together subsequent to publication.
SCNHRB c. 2 is imperfect: plate 20 has been torn in half, with the loose portion laid in.
SCNHRB c. 1 and c. 2 both have additional plates inserted, including some that are printed in reddish brown and some that are mounted photographs of fossil impressions. These extra plates appear to be versions of some of the plates published in Deane's posthumous work, Ichnographs from the sandstone of Connecticut River (Boston : Little, Brown, 1861).
SCNHRB c. 1 and c. 2 both have stamp: Vertebrate Paleontology, U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution National Museum.
SCNHRB c. 1 and c. 2 both have old black half-leather bindings with mottled paper boards, raised bands, and gilt-lettered spines.
Footprints, Fossil  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE845 .D284 1856
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