Very Good. Item #5514
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1905. Second Edition. Octavo; 334pp +3pp ads and catalogue slips. Rebound in red leather with gilt lettering to spine. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Covers rubbed along joints with some light bumping to corners and a bit of darkening to spine. Small pencil note at top of title page, else pages unmarked. Binding is sound.
Gannett, the "father of the quadrangle," was chief geographer for the 1890 and 1900 US Census. In 1890 he and Thomas Corwin Mendenhall of the U.S. National Geodetic Survey campaigned for the creation of the United States Board on Geographic Names, which was established by executive order in 1890.
This copy from the personal library of author and language columnist William Safire.