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Researches on Colour-Blindness. With a Supplement on the Danger attending the Present System of Railway and Marine Coloured Signals
Sutherland and Knox, Edinburgh 1855 - Octavo, [iv], xx, [5]-180 pages (with the Supplement occupying the last 54 pages). Original brick-red cloth and green paper title-label on the spine; uneven loss of colour to the cloth, with the spine heavily sunned with some loss to silverfish; corners bumped and a little worn; title-label heavily rubbed, obliterating the first two words of the title; inner hinges lightly and expertly strengthened; rear endpaper lightly stained; trifling signs of age; overall, a decent copy now protected with a Mylar dustwrapper. The first book on colour blindness. The head of the title page is inscribed to 'Alexander Russell with kindest regards from George Wilson'. The recipient, Alexander Russell Russell (1825-1886), sometime Dean of Adelaide, and poet, was related by marriage to Wilson. We purchased with this item a copy of a privately printed work, 'Poems. Memorials of Cousins', inscribed 'To dearest Alick with cousin Jessie's love . . . January 19, 1866'. The short preface commences thus: 'Many years ago, it was the desire of George Wilson that verses written by his Cousin, James Russell, should be printed along with some by himself'. This copy of 'Researches on Colour-Blindness' has an engraved portrait, with facsimile signature, of Wilson (moderately foxed) mounted on the front pastedown, and the later ownership details in pencil of O.M. Russell, possibly a grandchild of Dean Russell. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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