Celebrated American Caverns, Especially Mammoth, Wyandot, and Luray Together with Historical, Scientific, and Descriptive Notices of Caves and Grottoes in Other Lands

Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1882.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo, pp xii, 228 + ads, with illustrations, folding maps of Mammoth and Wyandot. Original embossed brown cloth with gilt lettering. Corners bumped, minor soiling on back cover, original owner's inscription ("D.W. Garrigues, Bot. 12/4/85 at Luray Caverns, Luray VA") on front pastedown, map of Mammoth Cave has a closed tear, but still about very good overall. Although this book focuses on the cave systems listed in the title (with more content on Mammoth Cave than any other), there are also chapters on the structure, varieties, and contents of American cave systems in general, a history of the uses of caves as dwelling and places of worship and burial, and shorter descriptions of Howe's Cave (NY), Judge's Cave (CT), Simsbury Caverns (CT), Pickett's Cave (CO), and others.

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Price: $250.00

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