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Annual Report of the Council of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society For MDCCCLXXXV. Presented to the Annual Meeting, Feburary 1st 1886 [and] Annual Report of the Council of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society For MDCCCLXXXVI. Presented to the Annual Meeting, February 2nd 1887

By Unamed

1886-87

J. Sotheran : York

10" by 6.5"

38pp; 40pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A two volume set of annual reports from the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, for the years 1885 and 1886.

Very scarce in physical form. The Yorkshire Philosophical Society or YPS was founded in 1822, with the aim of promoting public engagement with natural and social sciences. The term 'philosophical' is meant as 'scientific' as per the early 19th century definition of the word. The society itself sets out an extensive lecture program throughout the year, publishing an annual report collating this information. The society is still active to this day, and organises numerous lectures throughout the year and are open to the generally public. With one illustrated plate to the rear of 1887 report.

CONDITION

Both pamphlets are bound in original paper wraps. Externally, generally smart. Offsetting to the front and rear of the wrap, to the extremities. The odd handling mark to both the the front and rear of each pamphlet. Light creasing to the front and rear of the wrap of the 1886 pamphlet. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Light creasing to the pages of the 1886 copy. Institutional stamp to the title page of each volume of Malton Field Naturalists and Scientific Society. Small closed tear to the title page of the 1886 edition, and also the odd mark to the first few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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