Clarence E. Dutton. “The Physical Geology of the Grand Cañon District.” Washington: Government Printing Office, 1882. Library binding and original paper covers rough, Interior Very good condition. With text illustrations and map.
Dutton’s text on the rock strata and physical features of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. Dutton served in the Union army during the Civil War and later became an energetic field geologist. This volume evidences Dutton’s penchant for detail and colorful description. It describes the rock strata and physical features of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.
Many of the plates, which include illustrations in the text and also folding plates, show views of the canyon. The views are by H.H. Nichols, W.H. Holmes and Thomas Moran. In 1875 – 77, for example, Dutton’s field party surveyed 12,000 square miles (7.68 million acres) of the high plateaus of southern Utah. Also included is a folding geological map of the entire region.