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Garfield?s copy of a book on lighthouses presented and inscribed to him by physicist Joseph Henry, first Smithsonian Secretary, pioneer in the study of electromagnetism, and Lighthouse Board member
n.p., n.d. Rare First Edition of ?A Rudimentary Treatise on the History, Construction, and Illumination of Lighthouses? by Alan Stevenson. 204pp, 4.25? x 7?. London: John Weale, 1850. In the back of the volume are a fold-out lithographed plate of Eddystone, Skerryvore, and Bell Rock lighthouses and 13 full page plates. Printed notation from the publisher, tipped to the first of a four-page publisher?s advertisement, explaining why the book, with an ?unavoidable increase in its bulk,? has increased in price. In part, ?there are 14 engravings, 104 woodcuts, and 15 sheets of 24 pages each, of expensively-printed matter...? Original blind-embossed decorated cloth boards, modern reinforcement of spine, separation of first 7 leaves from spine; printed paper labels on the cover. Good condition.Presented to Garfield after he entered Congress in 1863, inscribed on the front pastedown ?To the Hon J A Garfield / from / Joseph Henry? beneath which appears a 2.25? x 1.5? label imprinted ?Inter folia fructus / Librar
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