Discovery of Additional Remains of Pterosauria with Descriptions of Two New Species. Dermal Scutes of Mosasaurid Reptiles. From the American Journal of Science and Arts, Volume III, April 1872
American Journal of Science and Arts, 1872. pamphlet. Thin pamphlet, 11 p. w/footnotes. No plates or illus. Edges are brittle with light chipping, interior paper better. Old fold down the middle of the pamphlet. Stickers on the front with the numbers "20" and "21" on them.
Of special note: SIGNED and inscribed by Marsh to Prof. E. M. Hilgard "with the kindest regards" front cover. Marsh was one of the 2 greatest paleontologists in 19th C. America, often at odds with his rival, Edward D. Cope, sometimes bribing workers to get the other's fossils. Their rivalry was called the Bone Wars. Eugene Woldemar Hilgard was a highy regarded a major late 19th c. US geologist and a professor of soil resources (pedology), often working in the areas of mineralogy, geology, zoology, and botany. Good. Item #20337