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Author Name:    HARVEY, Moses, Rev KANE, Elisha SMITH, Sydney BURKE, Edmund

Title:   Lectures, Literary and Biographical

Publisher:    Andrew Elliot, 1864, 

Seller ID:   91830

HARVEY, Rev. M.[oses]. Lectures, Literary and Biographical. Edinburgh : Andrew Elliot, 1864. Pp (4),[v]-viii,[1]-512. 8vo, green cloth, t.e.g. O'Dea 688, Watters p.921, Rhodenizer p.1016. Not in TPL or Lande. See ENL II:849-850, DCB XIII:455-457 for Harvey (1820-1901). Preface dated August 8, 1864. Eleven lectures : Edmund Burke and Oliver Goldsmith (2); Wit and Humour [with 2 pages on the Atlantic Telegraph]; English, Scotch and Americans; The Poetry of Geology; Ireland - Her History and Her People; Dr. Kane's Arctic Explorations (pp.286-350); Rev. Sydney Smith - His Life, Wit and Wisdom; OurMother-Age, or, The Times We Live In; Knowledge is Power; Thomas Hood - Hi s Life and Poetry. Pp 287, 290-293 tell of Elisha Kane's June 1853 stay in St.John's while heading north aboard the Advance, including his welcome by the Masons and their presentation to him of a Masonic flag to plant at the Pole. "She [Chemistry] gathers up the sweepings of flax and cotton mills, and other vile, worthless rags, and surpasses the dreams of the alchymist, by transmuting them into paper on which men's thoughts are stamped, and fluttered over the world." - p.457. Light bubbling to front board, some wear toextremities and outer hinges, inner hinges cracked, a few internal signatu res starting, small faint dampstain to upper right of final few leaves, light foxing, else a relatively tight, bright copy. Uncommon. 225.00


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