Powell, J. W. Third Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior, 1881-'82. Washington : Government Printing Office , 1883. First Edition. 
Maroon cloth with gilt titles & vignette, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, light scuffing to binding, xvii., 504 clean pp., plus plates. This volume has 35 plates & maps (some color) and 88 illustrations. Good. Hardcover.
In addition to the administrative reports this volume includes:
Birds with Teeth, by Prof. O. C. Marsh
The Copper-Bearing Rocks of Lake Superior, by Roland D. Irving
Sketch of the Survey of Lake Lahontan, by Israel C. Russell
Abstract of the Report on the Geology of the Eureka District, Nevada, by Arnold Hague
Preliminary Paper on the Terminal Moraine of the Second Glacial Epoch, by Thomas C. Chamberlin
A Review of the Non-Marine Fossil Mollusca of North America, by C. A. White, M. D.
John Wesley Powell (1834-1902), b. Mount Morris, NY; US Soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. "He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first known passage through the Grand Canyon...Powell served as second director of the US Geological Survey (1881–1894) and proposed policies for development of the arid West which were prescient for his accurate evaluation of conditions. He was director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, where he supported linguistic and sociological research and publications." - wikipedia. (9149)