Item #215202 Memoirs of the New York State Museum: The Development of Some Silurian Brachiopoda (Volume 1, Number 1, October 1889). Charles E. Beecher, John M. Clarke.
Memoirs of the New York State Museum: The Development of Some Silurian Brachiopoda (Volume 1, Number 1, October 1889)

Memoirs of the New York State Museum: The Development of Some Silurian Brachiopoda (Volume 1, Number 1, October 1889)

University of the State of New York, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #215202

95 pages. 9-1/2 by 12 inches. Illustrated with 8 black-and-white plates. First edition (first printing). A good hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Loss to paper spine and tears to the hinges. A former owner's name and notations on the cover. Contents fine. From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance. *** Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay 'A Seahorse for All Races' Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: 'Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book.' *** We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

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