Reports of the Princeton University expeditions to Patagonia
Reports of the Princeton University expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899. 10 parts of Palaentology
J B Hatcher; William Berryman Scott; William Earl Dodge Scott; Richard Bowdler Sharpe; Witmer Stone; et al
Princeton, N.J. : The University, 1903-09.
10 parts of 27 covering the Paleontology of La Plata. Folio. Modern cloth, original wraps bound in. Chipping to wraps, stamps to wraps and fep. Half of pages uncut, offsetting from plates. Overall crisp and clean. Numerous lithographic plates of fossils.
In 1896, John Bell Hatcher conceived of, planned and secured the greater part of the funding for three expeditions to Patagonia, as well as the idea of publishing the results of the expeditions with funding from J. Pierpont Morgan. The trips were chronicled in the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899. Because of the similarity of the flora and fauna in Patagonia and Australia, he concluded that the two were once connected by land.
Volumes in this set: v. 1. Narrative of the expeditions. Geography of southern Patagonia; v. 4. Palaeontology. pt. 1. The marine Cretaceous invertebrates; pt. 2. Tertiary invertebrates; v. 5. Palaeontolgy II. Mammalia of the Santa Cruz beds:. pt. 1. Edentata (Dasypoda, Glyptodondia and Gravigrada; Gravidada (cont'd) (in 3 parts). pt. 2. Insectivora. 1905 and pt. 3. Glires (in one part); v. 6. Palaeontology III. Mammalia of the Santa Cruz beds. pt. 1. Typotheria; pt. 2. Toxodonta; pt. 3. Entelonychia; v. 7. Mammalia of the Santa Cruz beds. pt. 1. Litopterna.This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.