1973-1975 Oxford English Memoirs and Travels Series
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Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
Six volumes from the Oxford English Memoirs and Travels Series. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton. 1937. Includes wandering in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, with original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds and for cabinets of natural history. Illustrated with twelve plates. Collated complete. Charles Waterton was an English naturalist, plantation overseer and explorer best known for his pioneering work regarding conservation. Anecdotes and Characters of the Times by Alexander Carlyle. 1973. Edited with an introduction by James Kinsley. Includes a chronology of Alexander Carlyle, anecdotes and characters of the times, a comparison of two eminent characters, explanatory notes, and an index of persons. Illustrated with eight plates. Collated complete. Alexander Carlyle was a Scottish church leader and autobiographer who served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1770 and 1771. Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley Autobiographies. 1974. Edited with an introduction by Gavin de Beer. Includes the chronology of both Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley, with their autobiographies, and explanatory notes. Illustrated with twelve plates. Collated complete. Charles Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist, and biologist widely known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. Thomas Henry Huxley was an English biologist and anthropologist who specialised in comparative anatomy and became known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Darwin's theory of evolution. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Late Dr. Samuel Johnson by William Shaw. 1974. Also includes anecdotes of the late Dr. Samuel Johnson during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi, textual notes and explanatory notes. Illustrated with twelve plates. Collated complete. Dr. Samuel Johnson was an English writer who made lasting contributions as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, critic and biographer. Thomas Bewick, A Memoir Written by Himself. 1975. Includes notes on Bewick's engraving and on the text, with a chronology of Thomas Bewick, a full memoir and explanatory notes. Illustrated with eight plates. Collated complete. Thomas Bewick was an English wood-engraver and natural history author.
In the original cloth binding (various colours). Externally, very smart with light shelf wear only. Wanderings in South America, Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley Autobiographies, Thomas Bewick memoir dust wrappers are price-clipped. Anecdotes and Characters of the Times and Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Late Dr. Samuel Johnson are unclipped. Dust wrappers are also smart with minor shelf wear. Some marks to the wrapper of Anecdotes and Characters of the Times. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout.
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