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W[ARD]., The Honourable Mrs. M[ary]. and M[AHON], Lady [Jane].
Entomology in Sport, and Entomology in Earnest.
Paul Jerrard. London, 1859. pp. (iv), 20, 48. Title recto engraved plain text, verso handcoloured lithograph, Dedication leaf handcoloured lithograph recto and verso text with a handcoloured garland border, 33 listed but 35 counted, text initials and vignettes, all handcoloured. Elaborate gilt-cloth binding, sometime rebacked with the original spine relaid and replacement yellow glazed end-papers using early paper, all edges gilt, the contents loose being a gutta percha binding, title slightly foxed, with the inscription - 'From Mama Frederick Gowland Hopkins 1868' on the original end-paper, *FREEMAN BNHB #3881. The authors were sisters from County Offaly, Ireland and composed the first, illustrated, part of this little work for their mother. The second, textual, part was added for publication in order to make it more instructive. The early, original owner, FREDERICK GOWLAND HOPKINS [1861-1947], was to become President of the Royal Society. He was born in Eastbourne and on the early death of his father, went, with his mother, to live with his uncle and grandmother in Enfield. From 1871 he attended the City of London School but playing truant for several weeks, he was sent to a private school, the Alexandra Park College, on leaving which he worked for six months in an insurance office, followed by taking his articles with a consulting analyst in the City for three years. At the age of twenty, on a small legacy from his paternal grandafther, Hopkins enrolled at the Royal School of Mines, taking a course in chemistry under Edward Frankland. After a brief period working with Fr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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