Pirsson, Louis V
Title Rocks and Rock Minerals - Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cecil Billington Bookplates
Book Condition Good
Publisher New York John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1947
Seller ID 638
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1947. Hardcover. Good. [Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cecil Billington] Pirsson, Louis V. Rocks and Rock Minerals. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1947, third edition revised. Hardcover, lacks dust jacket, 5 3/4 by 8 5/8-inches, vii, 349 pp. Blue cloth with gilt and black spine titles. Light wear and bumping to the corners and head and tail of the spine, scuffing and some spots on the boards. This is an ex-library copy with a spine label, realease stamp on the ffep, and a card pocket and barcode on the rear pastedown. This copy has the books plates of Cecil Billington and the Library of the Cranbrook Institute of Science on the front pastedown. Billington (1876 – 1950) was an accomplished amateur botanist who was named honorary curator of the University of Michigan Herbarium. His private herbarium was considered one of the principal collections of Michigan plants and the bulk of which, on his death, was donated to the Cranbrook Institute of Science along with his library. The Billington plate features a Jack-in-the-Pulpit printed in rust red.