Auction #49: "Caves of the Eastern Highland Rim" (1918)

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Auction #49: "Caves of the Eastern Highland Rim" (1918)

Postby Larry E. Matthews » Jan 6, 2013 8:12 pm

Oh my God !!! This is the rarest State Cave Book you can possibly own.

The full title is: The Resources of Tennessee, Volume VIII, Number 2, April, 1918. Published by the State Geological Survey in Nashville, Tennessee. Pages 85 - 138 are titled: "Report on the Caves of the Eastern Highland Rim and Cumberland Mountains" by Thomas L. Bailey. He describes 109 caves and rock shelters in Middle Tennessee.

Pages 139 - 142 are titled: "Discussion of the Chemical Analyses of the Cave Deposits of Tennessee" by L. C. Glenn. Bailey collected soil samples in each cave he visited and Glenn analysed them for their saltpeter content.

To put this in prespective, the United States almost ran OUT of gunpowder during World War I. The plan was to see if Tennessee caves could again be mined for salpeter, if necessary.

This copy is NEW, not used, and is a Green, Hardbound Copy. Size is 6 inches by 9 inches. This issue, Number 2, starts on Page 83 and ends on page 148. There are no maps, or photographs, but these are the first published descriptions of most of these caves.

Due to the rarity of this item, I will start this auction at $100. All bids must be in $10 increments. Postage will be $5 extra. The book will be mailed in a padded mailer for protection. No shipments out of the United States. Period.

Auction begins tonight (Sunday, January 6) and ends in ten (10) days on January 16 at 8:00 pm.

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Re: Auction #49: "Caves of the Eastern Highland Rim" (1918)

Postby BrianFrank » Jan 9, 2013 1:32 pm

$110
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Re: Auction #49: "Caves of the Eastern Highland Rim" (1918)

Postby Larry E. Matthews » Jan 16, 2013 9:05 pm

And the winner is: Brian Frank.

Congratulations. Please send a check for $115 to:

Larry E. Matthews
8514 Sawyer Brown Road
Nashville, TN 37221-2403

Thanks.
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