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A LECTURE ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF SPECTRAL APPEARANCES, DELIVERED AT THE TOWN HALL, WINDSOR, BEFORE THE MEMBERS OF THE WINDSOR AND ETON MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY; AND AT THE LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION, WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK
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A LECTURE ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF SPECTRAL APPEARANCES, DELIVERED AT THE TOWN HALL, WINDSOR, BEFORE THE MEMBERS OF THE WINDSOR AND ETON MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY; AND AT THE LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION, WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK

By Stock, John

Windsor: Printed and Published by G. McArthur, 1840. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. [ca. 1840]. 45,[3] pp. Later three-quarter red polished calf and decorated boards, spine titled in gilt, marbled endpapers. t.e.g. Erratum slip tipped in. Armorial bookplate of F. Manley Sims on front free endpaper verso; inkstamp of Manley Sims Eton Collection on flyleaf verso and title page. Extremities rubbed, calf lightly stained; endpapers foxed; toning in gutter of several leaves from old ribbon. Good. Rare printed lecture on ghosts by English Baptist minister and liberal activist John Stock (1817-1884). Stock offers five arguments, theological and philosophical, against the reality of "spectral appearances" and five "natural and physical" explanations for them. The latter section includes several recent accounts of apparitions and their possible physiological, psychological, or atmospheric causes. The volume comes from the collection of the prominent British physician and surgeon Francis Manley Sims, F.R.C.S. (1841-1902). A Suffolk native and son of an Anglican minister, Manley Sims operated one of the largest medical practices in London's West End and served for more than twenty years as physician to Prince George, Duke of Cambridge. His biography in PLARR'S LIVES OF THE FELLOWS notes, "It is to his credit that he was very helpful and generous to poor patients, and possessing, as he did, the ear of a wealthy and influential clientele, he could often contrive a scheme of assistance in cases of sickness and misery that was practical besides being well meant. To do so was the greatest possible source of pleasure to him. He was a firm and generous friend, an interesting companion, full of reminiscences and experiences, and well read." OCLC locates two copies, at Oxford and the British Library.

$225.00

A GRAPHIC METHOD OF RECORDING SONGS. . . REPRINTED FROM THE BOAS MEMORIAL VOLUME
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A GRAPHIC METHOD OF RECORDING SONGS. . . REPRINTED FROM THE BOAS MEMORIAL VOLUME

By Goddard, Pliny Earle

New York: [s.n.], 1906. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Fair. 137-142 pp. including two in-text figures, table, and musical notation, plus folding plate. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers detached and significantly chipped and discolored, pencil and ink inscriptions and ownership inkstamp in front wrapper, internally clean. Fair to good. A scarce offprint of an article by American linguist and ethnologist Pliny Earle Goddard on a method of recording sung music directly to paper through the use of a kymograph equipped with a mouthpiece and "vowel recorder." The article includes illustrations of the equipment and an example, in the folding plate, of a Hupa song (also shown in standard musical notation) recorded by this method. Goddard (1869-1928) was an American linguist and ethnologist noted for his work on the Athabaskan peoples of North America. He was closely associated during the 1910s and 1920s with Franz Boas, who invited him to work with him at the American Museum of Natural History in 1909.

$30.00

THE DEWEY YEARS AT COLUMBIA 1883-1888
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THE DEWEY YEARS AT COLUMBIA 1883-1888

By [Dewey, Melvil]; The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

New York: Book Arts Press, Columbia University, School of Library Service, 1987. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. [4],ii,[2],28 pp., including illustrations. Pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine. Catalog of an exhibition at the Rotunda, Low Library, Columbia University, December 1987. One of 1000 copies printed by Eastern Press in New Haven, Connecticut.

$15.00

HASANOGLAN : SOCIO-ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF A TURKISH VILLAGE

By Yasa, Ibrahim

Ankara, Turkey: Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East, 1957. First Edition in English. Softcover. Good. xv,[2],233 pp., including numerous in-text illustrations, plus folding plan and folding photographic panorama of the village. Original printed wrappers. Ink inscriptions in front wrapper, bottom edge of text block, and title page, several instances of marks in margins. Good. Ethnography of a rural Turkish village near Ankara, by Turkish sociologist and teacher Dr. Ibrahim Yasa, who was resident there from 1942 to 1946. The study, Yasa writes, was published both to serve as a concrete and simple model study for students of sociology and "to try to determine as objectively as possible the changes brought to the village by the advent of a railway in the vicinity" (p. iii). Among the effects of the railway on the villagers were changing concepts of time and space.

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