Williston, S. W.

The University survey of Kansas. Vol. IV. Paleontology. Part 1. Upper Cretaceous.

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Topeka, KS, Geological Survey of Kansas, 1898. Large 8vo (26.0 x 19.0 cm). Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 594 pp.; 120 plates. Original blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine and gilt vignette on the front board. = A surprisingly rare work on the well-preserved Cretaceous faunas of Kansas. Reptiles and molluscs feature prominently, and many species are described as new. The various groups of reptiles were described by the editor, dipterologist, herpetologist and ornithologist Samuel Wendell Williston (1851-1918); the Mollusca were treated by the American palaeontologist William Newton Logan (1869-1941). The imaginative frontispiece shows the ferocious reptiles of the Kansas Cretaceous seas. Bookplate on front pastedown, label on spine foot; front inner joint weak, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Adler II, pp. 125-126 (for Williston); Cat. BM(NH) Supplement, p. 1438. Not in Ward and Carozzi.