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[Success in Life, Making the most of Life, Life Philosophy in Victorian England, late 19th century British cultural history, positive thinking].
The Pleasures of Life, Complete by the Right Hon. Sir John Lubbock, Bart. M.P.
Published 1892, Philadelphia, by Henry Altemus. 332 pages.
Attractive grained morocco 19th century 1/2 leather binding. Raised bands, gilt title, covers marbled paper. Marbled end papers top edge gilt. Photo-offset frontis portrait with tissue guard. Slightly deckled edges, fine typography and hand-made paper throughout.
Lovely and well produced late 19th century small pocket sized personal gift book.
A delightful small compilation of essays and speeches given by Sir John Lubbock, a leading Victorian banker and politician who was instrumental in establishing the science of Archaeology. As a member of Parliament, he introduced laws to protect Britain's archaeological heritage. This book offers a glimpse into his own personal history, and the values he held which to this day resonate with insight and inspirational reason.
A wonderful theme to form a collection of antiquarian books around.
Book is well preserved, overall clean, fresh and pleasing.
Book measures: 6 1/4" H X 4 1/2" W.