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Lot 1301: 2V Robert Chambers THE BOOK OF DAYS A MISCELLANY OF POPULAR ANTIQUITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE CALENDAR 1899 Antique English Almanac Literature History Philosophy Textual Figures
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar Including Anecdote, Biography & History, Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Robert Chambers - Scottish publisher, geologist, proto-evolutionary thinker, author and journal editor who, like his elder brother and business partner William Chambers, was highly influential in mid-19th century scientific and political circles. Chambers was an early phrenologist, and was the anonymous author of “Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation,” which was so controversial that his authorship was not acknowledged until after his death.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Each day of the year has a listing of its saints, famous births and deaths, historical events, stories, anecdotes, poems, etc. that are associated with it, including a 45 page index.
Condition / Notes: This antique half-leather set with cloth covered boards has covers separated from the first volume. Both volumes show heavy chipping, wear, and loss to the spine. There is adhesive residue in the lower fore edge corner of the first volume sticking some pages together. The pages show mild age toning and numerous textual illustrations.
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