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The Nature of Gothic By John Ruskin
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Ruskin’s famous essay The Nature of Gothic first appeared as a chapter in his 1853 The Stones of Venice. It proved highly popular and took on a life of its own. Ruskin inspired Morris. This... More > essay added fuel to another phase of the Gothic Revival in Britain. This facsimile reproduces Ruskin’s essay together with a preface by Arts and Crafts designer William Morris, added to a reprint first published in 1889. Complete edition. ISBN 978-1-906267-07-0< Less
The Alhambra Court in the Crystal Palace By Owen Jones
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After the Great Exhibition in 1851, the famous Crystal Palace was dismantled, then moved to Sydenham. The glasshouse was expanded and set within a beautiful 200 acre, fountain-filled pleasure park.... More > It re-opened in 1854. Education and entertainment combined at Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace Company published a series of guides – official handbooks – describing the park’s themed courts, special features, and sculpture galleries. These helped visitors interpret key features. They also provided background information. The effect was to add an air of authenticity to the visitor’s experience and to justify the intricate attention to detail (and its expense). More than a dozen guides were produced. Facsimile of 1854 original edition. Complete. This guide also includes Pasqual De Gayangos, “An Historical Notice of the Kings of Granada, From the Conquest of that City by the Arabs to the Expulsion of the Moors,” and Anonymous, “The Flight from Granada”. ISBN 978-1-906267-06-3< Less
Sewall Wright Taught Me. 1. Evolution By Joe Cain
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While a master’s student at the University of Chicago in 1951-1952, Robert Sloan attended Sewall Wright’s lecture courses. He made copious notes. These are a detailed record of... More > Wright’s teaching. This book reprints Sloan's notes from Wright’s Evolution (Zoology 313) course, June-August 1951. In addition to lecture notes, this volume includes three population genetics exercises, Sloan’s research paper for the course, and Wright’s final examination.< Less
William Jennings Bryan’s Last Message By Joe Cain
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As the Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial came to an end in July 1925, William Jennings Bryan expected to deliver the prosecution’s closing argument. Procedural tactics by the defence prevented... More > this. The trial ended without the long-awaited climatic moment in front of the world’s media. Five days later, unexpectedly, Bryan died. In their bereavement, supporters focused on Bryan’s unspoken words as their last chance to connect with the Great Commoner. A local newspaper editor gave Bryan’s text a quick polish, then saw to its speedy publication. This volume reprints that 1925 material in its entirety, together with a brief historical introduction.< Less
Portrait Gallery of the Crystal Palace By Samuel Phillips
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First published in 1854 as part of the official handbook series for the Crystal Palace, this guide to the Portrait Gallery provides a catalogue of those chosen for display, plus biographical... More > information. In effect, this offers a directory of those held in high esteem by mid-Victorian London society. It’s a roll call of Britain’s heritage. Listed are artists and musicians, poets and dramatists, scientists, soldiers, statesmen, theologians, and royalty. Portraits were organised by nation: Greek and Roman, Italian, French, German, and English (notably, not ‘British’). Complete facsimile.< Less
Regular Contact With Anyone Interested. 2nd edition By Joe Cain
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Regular contact with anyone interested reprints these little known documents Emerson circulated in 1941. These are the first and only materials distributed on behalf of the Society for the Study of... More > Speciation. Few copies have survived the intervening years, and these have been used only rarely by historians interested in evolutionary theory. To these original documents, Cain adds a brief introduction, editorial notes, and a summary of his detailed analysis of the Society’s membership.< Less
Regular Contact With Anyone Interested. 2nd edition By Joe Cain
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Regular contact with anyone interested reprints these little known documents Emerson circulated in 1941. These are the first and only materials distributed on behalf of the Society for the Study of... More > Speciation. Few copies have survived the intervening years, and these have been used only rarely by historians interested in evolutionary theory. To these original documents, Cain adds a brief introduction, editorial notes, and a summary of his detailed analysis of the Society’s membership.< Less
Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park By Samuel Phillips
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The “Crystal Palace Guides” reprints original guides from the 1854 Crystal Palace. Detailed descriptions and many illustrations makes this Guide a comprehensive overview, together with... More > descriptions of the special courts and galleries. It also offers a walking tour around the park’s thematic gardens. The Geological Illustrations and Extinct Animals are described, including the famous dinosaurs of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. Maps include both palace and park. Facsimile of 1856 edition. Complete. Why 1856? When the 1854 edition went to press, the palace and park were not yet finished, e.g., the fountains weren't working! The 1856 edition accurately describes the palace and park as visitors experienced them, providing more maps, more drawings of exhibits, and far better descriptions. Editions after 1856 were substantially revised but images were degraded or simplified. Important historical information was removed. Compared with others, the 1856 edition is special.< Less
UNESCO By Julian Huxley
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UNESCO was created “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science, and culture.” No one spoke with greater authority about... More > the plan for UNESCO than Julian Huxley. As Executive Secretary of its Preparatory Commission and first Director General, he was a major influence the organization’s original vision. This facsimile edition provides both the English and French editions of Huxley’s visionary policy document, first published in 1946 during preparatory negotiations.< Less
Sewall Wright Taught Me. 2. Genetics By Joe Cain
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While a master’s student at the University of Chicago in 1951-1952, Robert Sloan attended Sewall Wright’s lecture courses. He made copious notes. These are a detailed record of... More > Wright’s teaching. This book reprints Sloan's notes from Wright’s Fundamental Genetics (Zoology 310) course, January-March 1952.< Less