The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art -- Sept. to Dec. 1853
The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art -- Sept. to Dec. 1853
The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art -- Sept. to Dec. 1853

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art -- Sept. to Dec. 1853

New York: W. H. Bidwell, 1853. Hardcover. iv, 572 p., 3 leaves of engraved plates: portraits; 24 cm. Contemporary half calf with gilt-tooled leather spine label: Eclectic Magazine; marbled paper over boards. Bookplate on front fixed endpaper of Linden Hall Library. Linden Hall is a school for girls in Lititz, Pa., which was founded in 1746 by the Moravian Church and is the oldest continuously operating residential school for girls in the U.S. Contains fiction and nonfiction, including articles on chloroform and India. A French traveller, Monsieur Ampere, describes his visit to Philadelphia, where he saw the Samuel George Morton cranial collection, and visited the State Prison (Eastern State Penitentiary) with its controversial system of solitary confinement; and Washington, D.C., where slavery existed "at the door of the Palace of Liberty!" and Congress debated the Compromise of 1850, by which the slave states were placated in order to preserve the Union. In Good Condition: corners are rubbed; loss at edges of leather spine label; lacking 1st plate (Galileo); lacking lower corner of p. 1-2, without loss of text; ink splatters on pp. 231-233, 317-320; light foxing throughout; solid. Good. Item #008604

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