hardcover. 3 vols in 4. 12 plates, 168 text illus, and 12 color maps, most folding. 4to, cont. 1/2 red leather (joints weak, spines repaired). Prag-Wien-Leipzig, 1888-1909. Vol 1 (3rd edition), vol. 2 (2nd edition), vol. 3, both parts (1st edition).
The great masterpiece of structural geology. "In the hands of one of the most accomplished of ... geologists ... crust-tectonics may be almost said to have been elevated into a new inductive philosophy of earth-configuration". Von Zittel, p. 316.