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Reports of the Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1887-98
1888 - The reports of the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science from 1887 to 1898, missing the year 1892, attractively bound in half calf. The British Association for the Advancement of Science was founded in 1831 by Reverend William Harcourt, following some dissatisfaction with the conservative ethos of the Royal Society. It was modelled on the German Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Artze. The first meeting was held at York, with numerous scientific papers being presented in the following days. From that time an annual meeting was held at a different place, chosen during the previous meeting. These summaries of the meetings, along with the scientific papers presented and the topics of seminars and lectures etc. , were generally published the following year. Included are numeroustables, diagrams, and drawings. Many tables et alia are fold-outs. At the rear of each volume is a separately paginated List of Officers, Council, and Members. The main body of each volume reproduces the huge variety of papers and hypotheses presented at the meetings. An unparalled collation of late 19th century science, these work allow the reader to follow the development of scientific thinking at what was the contemporary cutting edge. Collated: no precise collations available but appears complete. Condition: In half calf with gilt titles and detailing to the spines. The 1896 volume has the original cloth covers bound in at the back. Externally the volumes are smart, though rubbed at the extremities and with some fading to the spines. The 1893 and 1891 volumes have some marking to the boards. All volumes have a personal bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, all volumes are very mildly age-toned but otherwise generally clean. Generally firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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