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Lot 21: 1884 Popular Science Monthly US Race relations article
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: Bidders will note that lot(s) with very low Staring Bids, i. e. $1-$5, should in no way see the Starting Bid of $1-$5 as the Book Barnâs judgment on the value of the item(s) contained in the lot(s). We have been in the Used/OP book business for 30+ years & have a LOT of inventory, with more piling up weekly. (Sometimes it seems to us that books breed at night, so there are always more of them over time!) There is NO reserve on these lots. These low Starting Bid lot(s) are meant to lower our inventory by providing bidders the opportunity to buy material at a low pricesâwe call it the "Eek" price; as in "Eek! Thatâs all it sold for?" Our lack of storage is your opportunity to buy material at a low price. Antique 19th Century Scientific Periodical. 1884 issue of "Popular Science Monthly" published in NYC beginning in 1872 & still in existence as "Popular Science." Volume XXVI; Number I; November 1884. "Founded in 1872 by Edward Youmans to disseminate scientific knowledge to the educated layman. There was a great Tsunami of Scientific invention & investigation in the late 19th Century in both America & Europe. The public became interested in these marvelous new wonders & wanted information understandable to the interested layman, about them, which periodicals like Popular Science Monthly" were founded to satisfy. Youmans had previously worked as an editor for the weekly "Appleton's Journal" and persuaded them to publish his new journal. Early issues were mostly reprints of English scientific periodicals. "Popular Science Monthly" became an American outlet for the writings and ideas of the "new" sciences & inventions of Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Louis Pasteur, Henry Ward Beecher, Charles Sanders Pierce, William James, Thomas Edison, John Dewey and James McKeen Cattell. This issue is November 1884. It is loaded with scientific discoveries of that day. Illustrated with B&W engravings. The last pages contain advertisements of all sorts, some with engraved illustrations. This issue contains an early medical treatise by William A, Hammond entitled: "The relations between the Mind and the Nervous System." It was not until the late 1800's that medicine began to see that mental disorders could be treated by medicine & began to explore the relationship between the mind & the nervous system. Thus began the new medical practice of psychiatry. An article by J. B. Craighead: "The Future of the Negro in the South," explores the plight of the American Negro in the former Slave states since their emancipation after the Civil War. In the typical racist view of that day he concludes the Negro is only marginally better off than in slavery, but his OWN "mental & moral deficiencies" cause this miserable existence! "Popular Science Monthly" was published continuously from 1872 to the present. Scattered stains to front/back covers/light age toning to paper but not brittle/starting at spine creases. Overall Good Condition. In all approximately 144 pages including index plus 24 pages of ads at rear. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Condition