1921 Rare Book - The PLEASURES OF LIFE by John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury & bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
Author: John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury.
Title: Pleasures of Life: Parts I & II [bound in one volume].
Publisher : London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1921. 2 parts bound in one.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7 " X 5 ".
Pages : xviii-201, viii-280 pages.
Binding: Attractive, very beautiful and very good full leather binding bounded by Sangorski and Sutcliffe (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean). All edges gilt.
The book: A very attractive edition of The Pleasures of Life by Lord Avebury. As he wrote in this book, "We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth”. This copy in a beautiful binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe!
Including: Chapters on THE DUTY OF HAPPINESS, A SONG OF BOOKS, CHOICE OF BOOKS, THE BLESSING OF FRIENDS, THE VALUE OF TIME, THE PLEASURES OF TRAVEL, THE PLEASURES OF HOME, AMBITION, WEALTH, HEALTH, LOVE, ART, POETRY, MUSIC, THE BEAUTIES OF NATURE, THE TROUBLES OF LIFE, LABOR AND REST, RELIGION, ...
The author: John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, 4th Baronet, PC, DL, FRS (30 April 1834 – 28 May 1913), known as Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet from 1865 until 1900, was an English banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and polymath. Lubbock worked in his family company as a banker but made significant contributions in archaeology, ethnography, and several branches of biology. He coined the terms "Paleolithic" and "Neolithic" to denote the Old and New Stone Ages, respectively. He helped establish archaeology as a scientific discipline and was also influential in nineteenth-century debates concerning evolutionary theory. He introduced the first law for the protection of the UK's archaeological and architectural heritage. He was also a founding member of the X Club.
The binder: Sangorski & Sutcliffe is a firm of bookbinders established in London in 1901. It is considered to be one of the most important bookbinding companies of the 20th century, famous for its luxurious jeweled bindings that used real gold and precious stones in their book covers.
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