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Living Lights: A Popular Account Of Phosphorescent Animals And Vegetables.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle And Rivington, 1887. New and Cheaper Edition. Hardcover. "A beautifully illustrated book all about creatures endowed with the remarkable ability to produce and emit light: what we now call "bioluminescence". In addition to the exquisite illustrations (which seem to be from the hand of someone called "A.L. Clement"), the author Charles Frederick Holder gives us some wonderful anecdotes relating to these light-giving creatures..."--Public Domain Review. Charles Frederick Holder (1851–1915) was an American naturalist, conservationist, and writer who produced over 40 books and thousands of articles. Known as a pioneer of big-game fishing, he founded and led the Tuna Club of Avalon, credited as the first game fishing organization.
From the library of Dr. Oliver Sacks, the renowned neurologist, author, and educator. He was, in his life, celebrated for his contributions to the understanding of the human brain and his ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to a broader audience. In doing so, he highlighted the profound impact of neurological disorders on human identity and experience. His library is a reflection of this remarkable polymath's questing mind. Very Good+. Bumped and rubbed corners, light toning, and wear to head and tail, slightly shaken/cracking and exposed netting, but intact, else tight, bright, and unmarred. 8vo. xvii,187pp, 26 plates, illus (b/w). Original publishers olive cloth lettered gilt on spine, lettered and decorated gilt and black on cover with undersea male figure, phosphorescence, fish, etc. Item #12440

Price: $350.00

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