GILMORE, Charles W. Osteology of Apatosaurus, with special reference to specimens in the Carnegie Museum. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum. 1936.
4to. Recently rebound in quarter red morocco, black gilt morocco lettering piece to spine, marbled boards; pp. 174 - 298, frontispiece, 15 plates (many folding), numerous text illustrations; very good indeed.
First edition. Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum, Vol XI, No. 4. Gilmore's is an important study of the skeleton of the Apatosaurus, an enormous herbivorous dinosaur of the Diplodocid family whose fossil remains have been found in the western United States. It lived in the late Jurassic period and reached lengths of up to 75 feet. The particular specimen under discussion here is an unusually perfect skeleton that is still on show in the Carnegie Museum; it was excavated in 1909-10 and named Apatosaurus Louisae in honour of the wife of Andrew Carnegie.