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PROPERTY FROM THE LIBRARY AT FETTERCAIRN HOUSE

Miscellanies--Science, Medicine, and Literature
COLLECTION OF MISCELLANIES WORKS IN FIVE VOLUMES:
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PROPERTY FROM THE LIBRARY AT FETTERCAIRN HOUSE

Miscellanies--Science, Medicine, and Literature
COLLECTION OF MISCELLANIES WORKS IN FIVE VOLUMES:
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Miscellanies--Science, Medicine, and Literature
COLLECTION OF MISCELLANIES WORKS IN FIVE VOLUMES:
Falck, N.D. A Philosophical Dissertation on the Diving Vessel projected by Mr. Day, and sunk in Plymouth Sound... for the author, 1775, two folding engraved plates--Sinclair, Sir John. An Essay on Longevity. For A. Strahan, 1802, presentation copy from the author to Sir William Forbes; The Code of Health and Longevity... Edinburgh: for the author, 1805, incomplete (lacking all after p.184, including Part III)--Herdman, John. Discourses on the Management of Infants... Edinburgh: for A. Constable, 1804, presentation copy to Sir William Forbes--J. Johnson. A Guide for Gentlemen Studying Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. For G.G.J. and J. Robinson et al, 1792--Henry, Thomas. An Account of a Method of Preserving Water, at Sea, from Putrefaction...Warrington: W. Eyres for (London:) J. Johnson, 1791, folding engraved plates--Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von. Proposals for forming by subscription, in the metropolis of the British Empire, a public institution for diffusing the knowledge and facilitating the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements[...]. [London, 1799], presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page to Dugal Stewart; and many others, some on science or medicine (e.g. midwifery, Journals of the Royal Institution), some religious; together with parliamentary speeches, poetry, essays on the theatre etc., some works in French; 4to and 8vo, some with ownership signature of Sir William Forbes, contemporary or near contemporary quarter or half calf, marbled boards (spines numbered 49, 245, 281, 361, 364), some wear to bindings (5)
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Catalogue Note

The first listed work is the first edition of a description of the submersible ship devised by an illiterate Yarmouth carpenter, with an analysis of its single failed dive, in which the inventor drowned.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London