By Sir J. Arthur Thomson; J. G. Crowther [ed.]
London   Eyre & Spottiswoode
9" by 6" xxii [2], 25-398pp
A fascinating collection of essays on various aspects of modern science, in a smart prize binding.
By Sir J. Arthur Thomson; J. G. Crowther [ed.]

1935 Science Today

London   Eyre & Spottiswoode
9" by 6" xxii [2], 25-398pp
A fascinating collection of essays on various aspects of modern science, in a smart prize binding.
£80.00
: 1kgs / : 794F23

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Early Edition, Leather Binding, Prize Binding

The scarce second impression of this study of modern science, in a lovely quarter calf school prize binding.

The work of Scottish naturalist Sir Arthur John Thomson, edited by founder of science journalism James Crowther, who astutely notes in his introduction 'in the modern world science is peculiarly important, and has more influence on life than in any other historical period'.

Consisting of fifteen essays on modern science by various experts in their fields, and covering topics including medicine, moral evolution and philosophy in science.

With a prize bookplate from Newport School, Essex to the front pastedown, awarding this work to J. H. Bunting for winning the 'Chemistry II' prize in 1905.

From the library of Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie, an extravagant socialite and renowned beauty of the Edwardian period. Impeccably connected, Pleydell-Bouverie was also the illegitimate granddaughter of King Edward VII, and rumoured to be a lover of King Edward VIII. A sparkling figure of fashionable society, her friends included Nancy Mitford, Coco Chanel, Winston Churchill, and Fred Astaire.

This work is from the sale of Pleydell-Bouverie’s library at Julians Park, Hertfordshire. She purchased the home in 1940, redesigning the interior and amassing an impressive library, featuring many examples of her own bookbinding.

Condition

In a quarter calf school prize binding, with cloth covered boards. Light fading to cloth at board perimeters. Minor rubbing to back strip head and tail. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

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