1838-42 Five William and Robert Chambers Publications
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A collection of five volumes published by William and Robert Chambers, bound in one volume. From the library at Julian Park, Hertfordshire, belonging to Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie. Audrey was the youngest daughter of an Anglo-American lumber and steel millionaire, sister to Edward James, a key figure in the Surrealist movement, and the illegitimate granddaughter of King Edward VII.
The volume comprises the following titles:
The Sea. Narratives of Adventure and Shipwreck, Tales and Sketches, Illustrative of Life on the Ocean. The first edition of this volume, published in 1840. It contains the most interesting narratives of maritime adventure and other pieces of similar character. Including a poem by Byron titled 'The Ocean' followed by descriptions of ocean weather, scenery, and discovery; various narratives and pieces including 'Discovery of America' of Columbus, 'Shipwreck of the Blendenhall,' and 'Journal of a Voyage of Jamaica' among many others.
Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political by Francis Bacon, with a memoir of the author. A later edition of 1838. A series of essays by an illustrious sixteenth century philosopher, discussing such themes as truth, death, revenge, adversity, envy, marriage, boldness, love, and much more.
A Tour in Holland, the Countries on the Rhine, and Belgium in 1838 by William Chambers. The second edition, published in 1842. A sketch of the authors journey through Holland, Belgium, and the Rhine regions, with historical sketches and descriptions of the areas, including Rotterdam, Haarlem, Wiesbaden, and more. With lovely illustrations in text.
The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. Also, Dissertations on Personal Identity and the Nature of Virtue by Joseph Butler. With a prefatory memoir of the author and his writings. A later edition of 1838. Butler was widely seen as one of the pre-eminent English moralists, playing a major part in developing eighteenth century economic discourse. He was an Anglican bishop, known for his critique of John Locke's theory of personal identity among other philosophical works.
The Conduct of Understanding, also Some Thoughts Concerning Education by John Locke. With a memoir of the author and his writings. A later 1839 edition. Sharing Locke's theory on how to think clearly and rationally, as well as his essay concerning the education of children.
W. & R. Chambers was founded in 1832 by William and Robert Chambers, gaining a global reputation for the publication of its educational books, periodicals, dictionaries, and encyclopaedias. The brothers were both influential in nineteenth century science and political circles.
Without half titles.
Previous ownership signature to the front free endpaper, 'L Harrison Matthews,' British zoologist, especially known for his research and writings on marine mammals.
She was an English socialite known for her beauty and for charming various wealthy men, she was included in The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton. A patron of the arts, she assisted Viscount Carlow financially in the publication of limited editions of numerous works by leading literary figures such as T E Lawrence, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, and others. A hedonistic pursuer, she was recognised as one of the 'Bright Young Things'.
A collection of five volumes published by William and Robert Chambers, bound in one volume.
From the library at Julian Park, Hertfordshire, belonging to Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie. Audrey was the youngest daughter of an Anglo-American lumber and steel millionaire, sister to Edward James, a key figure in the Surrealist movement, and the illegitimate granddaughter of King Edward VII.
In a half calf binding over marbled boards with title label to the spine. Externally sound with some shelf wear and rubbing to the spine and extremities, minor scuffing to the leather and a minor loss to the spine title label, slightly bumped to the extremities. Previous ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, 'L Harrison Matthews,' undated, and stamp to the front blank page. Internally, firmly bound. With only the odd spot to the odd leaf, which are otherwise very clean throughout with only a touch of age toning, as usual. With some illustrations in text to 'A Tour in Holland.'
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