Maryland Geological Survey (1916) Upper Cretaceous – 2 Volumes – Paleontology


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Maryland Geological Survey. Upper Cretaceous – Text and Text and Plates (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1916) – Both volumes of a 2 volume set.

Small Quarto. 1-578, 579-1022 pages, illustrated, fold out map plus errata. Hardcover. Bound in green cloth-covered boards stamped in gilt on front board and spine.

Condition: Near fine. Previous owner’s signature (J. Heasley) and date (1/29/71) on first free end-paper of each volume, otherwise clean and crisp.

The Late Cretaceous (100.5–66 Ma) is the younger of two epochs into which the Cretaceous geological period is divided in the geologic time scale. Rock strata from this epoch form the Upper Cretaceous series. The Cretaceous is named after the white limestone known as chalk which occurs widely in northern France and is seen in the white cliffs of south-eastern England, and which dates from this time. – Wikipedia