Author Verbeek, R. D. M. Geologische beschrijving van Bangka en Billiton.
Published 1897
Item ID 71886
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Amsterdam, Joh. G. Stemler, 1897. 8vo (23.6 x 15.2 cm). Title page, xv, 272 pp.; four plates (one double-sized). Later black quarter cloth over marbled boards. A seldom-seen, detailed geological survey of the island Billiton. Dedication copy from the Billiton mining company, with a handwritten, signed and dated (27 October 1897) letter by the author to the board of directors of the company. The paper was published as Jaarboek van het Mijnwezen , volume 26. The Dutch geologist Rogier Diederik Marius Verbeek (1845-1926) was chief engineer of the Mijnwezen (Dutch government mining department). He organised and supervised many geological explorations in Indonesia, formerly the Dutch East Indies and is best remembered for his reports on the (in)famous Krakatau (Krakatoa) eruption, which he witnessed with his own eyes. Tape remnants on spine foot; tear in the lower margin of the journal’s title; small bump in top-margin of the plates, stamps of the Billiton company on the title page; the book and letter in very good, clean condition. Neither in Hoover nor in Ward and Carozzi. With a fine letter by Verbeek