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Richard Owen’s original guide to the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and displayed in Crystal Palace Park, Sydenham, London since 1854. These life-sized sculptures of prehistoric ‘monsters’ included dinosaurs, mammals, marine reptiles, and other antediluvian beasts. Owen’s guide gave visitors technical descriptions of underlying biology and geology. The goal was to move beyond mere sensational display to create accurate and sophisticated ‘visual education’ for visitors to the park. The result is a celebration of British geology at the very height of its expertise. Complete facsimile of 1854 edition.

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Richard Owen was Hunterian Professor and Conservator at the Royal College of Surgeons and soon to be Superintendent of the Natural History Department at the British Museum. He served as a consultant to Hawkins on this project. Owen was one of the most important paleontologists and comparative anatomists of the 19th century. He invented the taxonomic category of ‘dinosaurs’. This guide shows Owen’s biases and special interests.

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Owen, Richard. 1854. Geology and Inhabitants of the Ancient World  (London: Euston Grove Press), 48 pages. 2013 facsimile edition.

ISBN13: 978-1-906267-36-0 (paperback)
ISBN10: 1906267367 (paperback)
Recommended price: GBP£5.00 | USD$10.00 | Euro€10.00
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A previous edition was published in 2010 using ISBN 978-1-906267-14-8. That edition now is out-of-print.

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William Jennings Bryan Rises Again

bryan_1925_lastmessage_9781906267377_1 Death leaves work undone. William Jennings Bryan died just a few days after the 1925 Scopes 'Monkey' Trial came to an end. This left him with work undone. In the short term, he was trying to re-establish his dignity. Scopes lost his case: found guilty and fined. While seemingly a victory for Bryan and the prosecution, they had been out-manoeuvred. Bryan was made to look a fool by volunteering to serve as witness and suffering cross-examination by an angry and tactical Clarence Darrow. The trial ended without Bryan able to give a rebuttal before jury, spectators, or world-wide audience. The speech he planned was left unheard, and he was forced to leave the trial's sparring match unable to land his much-promised knock-out blow. Death leaves important things undone, too. The Scopes Trial scared Bryan. His attack on science had been a tactical mistake. In his closing speech, Bryan planned to tell his flock to change their approach: return to the churches, return to the faithful, defend the fundamentals, defend doctrine against modernists and the 'higher criticism'. Science wasn't always dangerous, Bryan argued, but its hubris needed a check. Science needed the moral compass of religion. He could look past their 'age of rocks' provided they let him keep focus on the 'Rock of Ages'. But death silenced Bryan. He couldn't save face, or make his argument. He failed to turn his flock around. We'll never know what effect his own reversal might have had on faith communities or on our later understanding of the relations between science and religion. Bryan's change of tactic has been trampled underfoot in the stampedes driven by those with a stake in keeping this conflict going. Several years ago, we reprinted Bryan's Last Message, the speech he sought to give at the trial and delivered only to a small venue as a test run. The speech had been hard to find. We thought the message of peaceful co-existence is one worth hearing again. We published in paperback and hardcover. We also experimented with the up-and-coming technology of Kindle. New technologies bring new ways to access ideas. Like every publisher, we at EGP work to keep up with these new opportunities. This month, we publish using a new system: Apple's iBook software offers an ebook experience that is much richer than the basic Kindle. The format has some real advantages, especially in terms of visuality and interactivity. To no one's surprise, this technology looks brilliant on an iPad. It is distributed through the iTunes shop, reaching far and wide. In all honesty, working through the Apple post-production process is no walk in the park for a publisher. But it's worth the effort if more people read Bryan and think about new possibilities for the relationship between science and religion. The warfare metaphor needs replacing.

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UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy

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UNESCO was created “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science, and culture.” No one spoke with greater authority about the plan for UNESCO than Julian Huxley. This facsimile edition provides both the English and French editions of this visionary policy document from 1946 during preparatory negotiations. UNESCO is the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation, and this essay provides a founding vision.

Author

Julian Huxley was Executive Secretary of UNESCO's Preparatory Commission and its first Director General. He had a major influence the organization’s original vision.

Details

Huxley, Julian (1946) UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy (London: Euston Grove Press), 144 pages. 2010 facsimiles of English and French editions. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-01-8 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-01-4 (paperback) Recommended price: GBP£6.95 | USD$12.99 dimensions: 6" x 9" (inches) dimensions: 152 x 229 (mm)

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The Portrait Gallery

9781906267100label_crystal-palace-guide-02 This guide to the Portrait Gallery in Crystal Palace lists names of those chosen for display, plus biographical information. In effect, this offers a directory of those held in high esteem by mid-Victorian society. It’s a roll call of Britain’s heritage. Listed are artists and musicians, poets and dramatists, scientists, soldiers, statesmen, theologians, and royalty. Portraits were organised by nation: Greek and Roman, Italian, French, German, and English (notably, not ‘British’).

Author

Samuel Phillips is the author.

Details

Phillips, Samuel. 1854. The Portrait Gallery of the Crystal Palace (London: Euston Grove Press), 238 pages. 2008 facsimile edition of 1854 original edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-10-0 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-10-3 Recommended price: £12.95 dimensions: A5 8.3 x 5.8 (inches) dimensions: A5 210 x 148 (mm)

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The Oxford Museum

Print A guided tour through key architectural and design philosophies underpinning the Oxford Museum of Natural History. Henry Acland, Regius Professor of Medicine, played a key role in the building of Oxford’s new science museum in the 1850s. In this essay, he describes expectations for the building - its construction was nearing completion as he wrote. He also discusses its famous connection to the “Gothic style”. While guiding readers through some of the building’s chief features, Acland leaves no doubt this was a project meant to combine nature and God; reverence and rigour. It’s a vision of science that’s largely forgotten today. Acland appends two 1858-59 letters from John Ruskin. In this correspondence, the great advocate of Gothic design elaborates some of the core principles of this approach and relates them to Oxford’s museum. This is a superb summary of Gothic Revivalism. Acland also adds 1859 correspondence from John Phillips, describing plans to integrate geological materials into the building’s decorative features.

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Henry Acland (1815-1900) was physician and natural scientist closely associated with the revival of the medical school and the study of natural science at University of Oxford.

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Acland, Henry, and Ruskin, John (1859) The Oxford Museum (London: Euston Grove Press), 128 pages. 2010 facsimile of 1859 edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-19-3 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-19-7 (paperback) Recommended price: GBP£5.95 | USD$10.00 dimensions: A5 5.8 x 8.3 (inches) dimensions: A5 148 x 210 (mm)

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The Nature of Gothic

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Ruskin’s famous essay The Nature of Gothic first appeared as a chapter in his 1853 The Stones of Venice. This chapter proved immensely popular and took on a life of its own. It helped define style and fashion for a generation, affecting architecture, manufacture, and design. His essay added fuel to another phase of the Gothic Revival in Britain. Ruskin inspired William Morris, and this volume includes a preface by Arts and Crafts designer William Morris, added to a reprint first published in 1889.

Author

John Ruskin was a nineteenth century artist and designed whose vision reached to the Medieval period in Europe as the source of craftsmanship and meaning.

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Ruskin, John. 1853. The Nature of Gothic: A Chapter from The Stones of Venice (London: Euston Grove Press), 90 pages. 2011 facsimile of 1889 reprint of Ruskin's 1853 essay. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-07-0 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-07-3 (paperback) Recommended price: £5.99 | $9.50 dimensions: 6" x 9" (inches) dimensions: 154 x 229 (mm)

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The Italian Court

9781906267155label_crystal-palace-guide-07 Catalogue for one of the great courts in the 1854 Crystal Palace at Sydenham. Detailed description of the exhibition’s sculpture, facades, and paintings. Wyatt and Waring give a synoptic history of the Italian Renaissance and its main influences across Europe, providing a rationale and walking tour for the exhibition. This was more than a lesson in history and art: Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, da Vinci, Cellini, and many more. It also was an effort to train visitors to feel continuity between Renaissance and the innovations to be found everywhere around them in Victorian Britain. Facsimile of 1854 original edition.

Authors

Matthew Digby Wyatt is the author. John Burley Waring is the author, too.

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Wyatt, Matthew Digby and Waring, John Burley. 1854. The Italian Court in the Crystal Palace (London: Euston Grove Press), 91 pages. 2009 facsimile of 1854 original edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-15-5 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-15-4 (paperback) Recommended price: £12.95 dimensions: A5 8.3 x 5.8 (inches) dimensions: A5 210 x 148 (mm)

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The Byzantine and Romanesque Court

9781906267131label_crystal-palace-guide-04 Detailed description of this exhibition, together with a brief survey of architectural and design history of Byzantium and other parts of Christian Europe, including German and French Romanesque. Additional notes are provided on Irish art (550-1000AD), described as superior to Anglo-Saxon work in the same age, and on the effigies found in Temple Church, London belonging to the Order of the Temple, or Knights Templar.

Author

Matthew Digby Wyatt is the author. John Burley Waring is the author, too.

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Wyatt, Matthew Digby and Waring, John Burley. 1854. The Byzantine and Romanesque Court in the Crystal Palace (London: Euston Grove Press), 120 pages. 2009 facsimile edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-13-1 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-13-8 (paperback) Recommended price: £12.95 dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 (inches) dimensions: 210 x 148 (mm)

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The Brown Dog in Battersea Park

9781906267353Anti-vivisection campaigners unveiled their memorial to a little brown dog in 1906 in Battersea, London. That dog’s treatment had been the centre of a libel trial making London medical schools the focus of national criticism. This memorial taunted scientists, provoking passions so high that thousands demonstrated and 24-hour police guards were needed to prevent the memorial’s destruction. In 1910, it was removed in a midnight operation and never seen in public again. In 1985, a replacement arrived, given prominence in London’s Battersea Park. A new design; a new idea. But it, too, provoked, then quietly it was transferred to an inconspicuous corner of the park. It stands there today. At the very least, it’s a lovely, thought-provoking sculpture. This book compares the two statues, tells a little of their history, and provides an original photographic record and description of the more recent. The aim is to revive a small piece of London history. Another aim is to catch of glimpse of a fascinating story involving political activism, history of science, and a small brown terrier dog who came to symbolize an issue we continue to struggle with today.

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Author

Joe Cain is Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology at University College London. He specializes in the history of evolutionary biology and the history of science and society in London (more).

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Cain, Joe. 2013. The Brown Dog in Battersea Park (London: Euston Grove Press), 32 pages and 20 illustrations. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-35-3 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-35-9 Recommended price: £6.99 | $13.99 | €12.99 dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 (inches) dimensions: 216 x 216 (mm)

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The Brown Dog and His Memorial

9781906267339In 1907, London medical students protested over a statue raised to a little brown dog. Bonfires burned late into the night. Large groups marched through the streets clashing with police. Gangs were arrested trying to pull down the memorial in midnight raids. Medical “hooligans” stormed meetings of their opposition. Behind this episode was an international conflict between pro-science and anti-vivisection groups. Tensions were high and growing. For some, physiology was growing in triumphal leaps and bounds. For others, science’s use of animals was rising too fast. Laws were ignored, and moral imperatives required action. In 1903, a celebrated libel case made London a hotspot for this debate. Anti-vivisectionists lost in court but used their new brown dog statue to win the propaganda war. Action provoked reaction for the next five years. Edward K. Ford was an eyewitness. His pamphlet provides a rare on-the-ground account. It also includes key material on legal issues, as well as press and public reaction. His anti-vivisection perspective is plain. This remains essential reading for any study of the brown dog affair, anti-vivisection campaigns, and the history of science in society. Complete facsimile of 1908 pamphlet.

Author

Little is known of Edward K. Ford other than what he provided in this pamphlet. Quite possibly he is a pseudonym for Emilie Augusta Louise Lind af Hageby (1878-1963), who co-founded the Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society.

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Ford, Edward K. (1908) The Brown Dog and His Memorial (London: Euston Grove Press), 56 pages. 2013 complete facsimile of 1908 pamphlet. paperback ISBN13: 978-1-906267-34-6 ISBN10: 1-906267-34-0 Recommended price: GBP£6.99 | USD$12.99 | Euro€12.99 dimensions: 6 x 9 (inches) dimensions: 152 x 229 (mm) ebook Kindle ISBN: 978-1-906267-33-9 Recommended price: GBP£2.99 | USD$3.99 | Euro€3.50 ebook Apple ISBN: 978-1-906267-38-4 Recommended price: GBP£2.99 | USD$3.99 | Euro€3.50

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The Alhambra Court

9781906267063label_crystal-palace-guide-03 The Alhambra and romanesque Court was fantastically popular.

Author

Owen Jones is the author.

Special features/contents

Included as appendices in the 1854 guide:
  1. Pasqual De Gayangos. An Historical Notice of the Kings of Granada, From the Conquest of that City by the Arabs to the Expulsion of the Moors [Reprinted from M. Jules Goury. 1842. Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra : from drawings taken on the spot in 1834 by the late M. Jules Goury and in 1834 and 1837 by Owen Jones. With a complete translation of the Arabic inscriptions and an historical notice of the Kings of Granada from the conquest of that city by the Arabs to the expulsion of the Moors, by Mr. Pasqual De Gayangos (London: Owen Jones)], pp. 91-117.
  2. Anonymous. The Flight from Granada [Reprinted from John Gibson Lockhardt. 1853. Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic, 4th edition (London: Murray)], pp. 118-119.
  3. [Directory of staff] Fine Art Department. Western Division, p. 120.

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Jones, Owen. 1854. The Alhambra Court in the Crystal Palace (London: Euston Grove Press), 124 pages. 2008 facsimile edition of 1854 original edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-06-3 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-06-5 Recommended price: £12.95 dimensions: A5 8.3 x 5.8 (inches) dimensions: A5 210 x 148 (mm)

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Shakespeare and Science

Clark 2013 Shakespeare and ScienceShakespeare and Science is a monumental compilation of the Bard’s many references to natural and celestial phenomena, including a careful study of Shakespeare’s interest in, and dramatic use of, natural phenomena. It includes an account of Elizabethan astronomy, astrology, and alchemy. Complete facsimile of 1929 original. This edition also includes cross-referencing to individual plays and sonnets.

Author

Cumberland Clark (1862–1941) was a passionate scholar of William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens as well as a poet, songwriter, and raconter. He was a prolific author of poems, plays, and political tracts, such as:
  • Shakespeare and National Character. 1932
  • Shakespeare and Dickens. 1918
  • A Study of Macbeth. 1925
  • The Rose of Windsor. 1926
  • Men of Sussex. 1927
  • Falstaff and his Friends. 1935
  • Astronomy in the Poets. nd

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Clark, Cumberland. 2013 [1929]. Shakespeare and Science: A Study of Shakespeare’s Interest in, and Literary and Dramatic Use of, Natural Phenomena; with an Account of the Astronomy, Astrology, and Alchemy of his Day, and his Attitude towards these Sciences. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-39-1 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-39-1 (paperback) Recommended price: GBP£18.95 | USD$27.95 dimensions: 6" x 9" (inches) dimensions: 152 x 229 (mm)

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Sewall Wright Taught Me

swtm-3-covers-at-once Sewall Wright taught throughout his long career. Between 1926-1955, he worked at the University of Chicago. During this time, he developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. By the early 1930s, Wright’s teaching load settled into a core set of four courses: Fundamental Genetics (Zoology 310), Biometry (311), Physiological Genetics (312), and Evolution (313). Ask your library to order the whole series. Note to scholars: some of the handwriting can be hard to read; magnification is possible using the e-book edition.

Author

Robert E. Sloan was a master’s student with an interest in paleontology and evolution when he wrote these notes while attending three of Wright's core courses during 1951-1952. For more on Robert E. Sloan, see his oral history (link).

Three volumes

1. Evolution

These lecture notes derive from Wright’s Evolution (Zoology 313) course, as presented in June-August 1951. In addition to lecture notes, this volume includes three population genetics exercises, Sloan's research paper for the course, and Wright's final examination. x+116 pages, 8.5" x 11" ISBN: 978-1-906267-02-5 (pbk) paperback USD$19.99 e-book USD$49.99

2. Genetics

These lecture notes derive from Wright’s Fundamental Genetics (Zoology 310), as presented in January-March 1952. x+62 pages, 8.5" x 11" ISBN: 978-1-906267-03-2 (pbk) paperback USD$19.99 e-book FREE [button link="http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/eustongrove" color="red" window="yes"]FREE ebook download at Lulu store[/button]

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These lecture notes derive from Wright’s Physiological Genetics (Zoology 312), as presented in March-April 1952. x+72 pages, 8.5"x11" ISBN: 978-1-906267-04-9 (pbk) paperback USD$19.99 e-book USD$49.99

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Regular Contact with Anyone Interested

9781906267001 Organising the Society for the Study of Speciation was a simple affair in 1939. The job of implementing its vision fell upon the entomologist Alfred Emerson, recruited to serve as Secretary. ‘The need was felt by many students of speciation for a greater degree of integration between the various fields,’ he wrote. Emerson posted the Society’s first batch of material in March 1941. This featured a 29-page news bulletin, including a specially written review of Julian Huxley’s ‘highly important’ book, New Systematics, as well as an address list for the Society’s 374 members and a colossal 1,250-item bibliography listing relevant papers since 1938. The bibliography is a fascinating cross section of research into speciation, organised in ways Emerson thought appropriate for this fast developing topic. Viewed from a distance, the Society was off to a strong start. But such optimism was mistaken. Emerson’s first communication was the Society’s last. By 1942, it was dead. Regular Contact with Anyone Interested reprints these little known documents Emerson circulated in 1941. These are the first and only materials distributed on behalf of the Society for the Study of Speciation. This was a predecessor to the Society for the Study of Evolution. Few copies have survived the intervening years, and these have been used only rarely by historians interested in evolutionary theory. To these original documents, Cain adds a brief introduction, editorial notes, and a summary of his detailed analysis of the Society’s membership.

Author

Joe Cain is Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology at University College London. He specializes in the history of evolutionary biology and the history of science and society in London.

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Cain, Joe (editor). 2007.  Regular Contact with Anyone Interested: Documents of the Society for the Study of Speciation. 2nd edition (London: Euston Grove Press), v+103 pages. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-00-1 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-00-6 Recommended price: GBP£29.99 dimensions: A4 11.7 x 8.3 (inches) dimensions: A4 297 x 210 (mm)

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Regular Contact with Anyone Interested is designed to complement another book of documents related to the synthesis period in evolutionary studies: Joe Cain (ed). 2004. Exploring the Borderlands: Documents of the Committee on Common Problems of Genetics, Paleontology, and Systematics, 1943-1944. (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society), 160  pages. ISBN13: 0-87169-942-7. (more)

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No Ordinary Space

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UCL’s Grant Museum of Zoology re-opened in The Thomas Lewis Room in UCL's Rockefeller Building in 2011. This book provides fascinating historical notes about the new room, the building, and the wider university and medical school environment. The aim is to answer a range of basic historical questions that visitors might have about the space, some of the architectural details, and the building's history. This book contributes to the history of science and medicine at University College London (UCL) and University College Hospital (UCH).

Author

Joe Cain is Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology at University College London. He specializes in the history of evolutionary biology and the history of science and society in London.

Special features

  • An appendix identifies the “twelve apostles” of the old Medical School Library, once honoured by sculptures displayed along the room’s balcony. Who were they? Why were they honoured so? This is available as a separate fact sheet. (more)

Details

Cain, Joe. 2011. No Ordinary Space: Historical Notes on the Grant Museum of Zoology’s new home at University College London (London: UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL. STS Occassional Papers no. 1).  viii+44 pages, 53 illustrations. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-89-6 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-89-8 (paperback) Recommended price: GBP£7.50 | USD$15.00 | Euro€15.00 dimensions: 6 x 9 (inches) dimensions: 152 x 229 (mm)

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Natural History Department

CP13 CP13 The “Natural History Court” had two organising themes. First, ethnology - a speciality in anthropology emphasising comparisons between human cultures - was a new discipline in the 1850s. Displays included material from thirteen exotic human groups (and sometimes living visitors from those groups, too). Robert Gordon Latham’s guide emphasises what visitors could not see displayed, such as language and religious practices. He also shows his discipline’s obsession with rankings - one culture against another - together with the cultural biases inherent in that work. Second, zoology and botany were represented by regional displays. Edward Forbes was a naturalist in the tradition of Alexander von Humboldt. This catalogue mentions most of the specimens displayed. It also stresses fundamental principles of biogeography. Written five years before Darwin’s Origin of Species, it nicely shows how naturalists theorized before evolutionary ideas took hold. Complete facsimile of 1854 original. Natual History Department 1854 Gallery map

Authors

Robert Gordon Latham (1812-1888) was an ethnologist focusing on comparative physical and cultural anthropology. Edward Forbes (1815-1854) was a naturalist, with wide-ranging interests in marine biology, geology, and botany. He died shortly after this chapter was written.

Details

Latham, Robert Gordon and Edward Forbes. 2013 [1854]. Natural History Department of the Crystal Palace Described. Part 1: Ethnology (by Robert Gordon Latham). Part 2: Zoology and Botany (by Edward Forbes). (London: Euston Grove Press), 94 pages. Complete facsimile of 1854 original. ISBN: 978-1-906267-22-3 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-22-7 (paperback) Recommended price: £12.95 | USD$18.95 dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 (inches) dimensions: 210 x 148 (mm)

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Sadiah Qureshi has written excellent work on the sorts of ethnographic displays as produced in the Crystal Palace, for example in her book Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain (University of Chicago Press, 2011). and in her paper, 'Robert Gordon Latham, Displayed Peoples and the Natural History of Race, 1854–1866', Historical Journal, 54 (2011), 143–166. Highly recommended.

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Last Message of William Jennings Bryan

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As the Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial came to an end in July 1925, William Jennings Bryan expected to deliver the prosecution’s closing argument. Procedural tactics by the defence prevented this. The trial ended without the long-awaited climatic moment in front of the world’s media. Five days later, unexpectedly, Bryan died. In their bereavement, supporters focused on Bryan’s unspoken words as their last chance to connect with the Great Commoner. A local newspaper editor gave Bryan’s text a quick polish, then saw to its speedy publication. This volume reprints the famous orator's closing arguments for the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, undelivered and posthumously published,  together with a brief historical introduction.

Author

William Jennings Bryan was a major political figure in the United States in the decades, 1890s-1920s. His anti-evolution crusade was strong in the 1920s. He was involved in the prosecution at the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925.

Special features

This volume includes:
  • Cain, Joe, Editor’s introduction
  • Bryan, Mary E. (Mrs.), Note from Mrs Bryan
  • Milton, George F., The Story of the Last Message
  • Bryan, William Jennings, The Last Message
  • Sizoo, Joseph R., Address Delivered at the Funeral Service of William Jennings Bryan

Details

Cain, Joe (ed.). 2009. William Jennings Bryan’s Last Message: a reprint of his famous closing arguments for the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, undelivered and posthumously published (London: Euston Grove Press), 66 pages. Reprint of 1925 material.

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Apple ebook ISBN: 978-1-906267-37-7 Recommended price: GBP£0.75 USD$0.99 [button link="https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/william-jennings-bryans-last/id644886422?ls=1" color="aqua" window="yes"]Purchase AppleStore ebook[/button] Kindle ebook ISBN: 978-1-906267-31-5 Recommended price: GBP £2.00 USD$2.99 [button link="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004I8WQGG/mlr-21" color="purple" window="yes"]Purchase Kindle from Amazon UK[/button][button link="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004I8WQGG/mlr-20" color="red" window="yes"]Purchase Kindle from Amazon US[/button] paperback and hardcover ISBN: 978-1-906267-16-2 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1-906267-17-9 (hardback) Recommended purchase price: GBP£7.99 (paperback), GBP£24.99 (hardcover) description: 6 x 9 (inches) description: 152 x 229 (mm) [button link="http://www.lulu.com/shop/joe-cain/william-jennings-bryans-last-message/paperback/product-4329687.html" color="green" window="yes"]Purchase book from Lulu[/button][button link="http://www.google.com/search?query=9781906267315" color="aqua" window="yes"]Search Google[/button]

Headquarters Nights

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A record of conversations and experiences at the headquarters of the German Army in France and Belgium during World War 1, following one man’s transformation from an opponent of all wars into an advocate for one. In 1915, Kellogg was a pacifist and humanitarian working with relief organisations in war-torn Europe. By 1917, he wanted war with Germany, pursued to total victory. Headquarters Nights is the story of his conversion. "And always we talked, and tried to understand one another; to get the other man's point of view, his Weltanshauung." The Prussians told Kellogg how Darwinism justified war, how nations competed in the struggle for existence, and how war - the ultimate survival of the fittest - was the only means for ensuring civilisation’s progress. Kellogg was shocked. An evolutionary biologist and expert on Darwinism, he knew this reading of Darwin was a corruption. It perverted Darwinism into a doctrine of  ‘might makes right’. After many long nights arguing with his Prussian hosts, Kellogg concluded there was no reasoning with them. This perversion had too strong a foothold. It created an evil militarism. The expansion of their views had to be resisted with all available force. Headquarters Nights follows Kellogg’s conversion.

Author

Vernon Kellogg was a zoologist and pacifist.

Details

Kellogg, Vernon. 1917. Headquarters Nights: A Record of Conversations and Experiences at the Headquarters of the German Army in France and Belgium (London: Euston Grove Press), 119 pages. 2011 facsimile of 1917 edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-32-2 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-32-4 (paperback) Recommended price: £6.99 | $13.50 | €13.50 dimensions: 6" x 9" (inches) dimensions: 154 x 229 (mm)

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Handbook to the Marine Aquarium

Print This handbook was one of the first manuals with practical instructions for constructing, stocking, and maintaining a tank, and for collecting plants and animals. Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) coined the term ‘aquarium’ in 1854 and set off the Victorian craze for keeping them in the home. His classic Handbook offers simple, practical advice for the beginner. This second edition, much improved by first-hand experience, captures Gosse at the height of his influence. Over 150 years old, his Handbook is a fascinating window into the earliest days of aquarium keeping. “This little Handbook appears to contain every information that can be required for a commencement; and will, doubtless, prove highly acceptable to those whose interest themselves in marine zoology.” Annuals of Natural History, Feb 1856 Why reprint the "second edition revised"? The first edition appeared in 1854. Over the next two years, Gosse substantially refined his techniques, new technologies became available, and he simply understood the process better. The 1856 edition shows an experienced and confident keeper of aquariums. Please note: This is a historical book; the advice given was modern in 1856, not today.

Author

A Fellow of the Royal Society, Philip Henry Gosse was one of Britain’s great naturalists of the seaside, an expert on sea anemones, and a widely admired science writer.

Details

Gosse, Philip Henry. 1856. A Handbook to the Marine Aquarium: containing practical instructions for constructing, stocking, and maintaining a tank, and for collecting plants and animals.  (London: Euston Grove Press), xx pages. 2010 complete facsimile of Gosse's 1856 (second) edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-18-6 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-18-9 (paperback) Recommended price: GBP£5.00 | USD$7.50 dimensions: A5 8.3 x 5.8 (inches) dimensions: A5 210 x 148 (mm)

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Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park

9781906267094label_crystal-palace-guide-01 This visitor's guide -- including detailed descriptions and many illustrations -- offers a comprehensive overview of the glasshouse and pleasure park, together with descriptions of the special courts and galleries. It also offers a walking tour around the park’s thematic gardens. The Geological Illustrations and Extinct Animals are described, including the famous dinosaurs of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. Maps include both palace and park.

Why did we choose the 1856 edition?

The general guide was first published in 1854 with the opening of the park. It quickly went through several printings in 1854 and 1855, which the publisher called "editions". When the 1854 edition first went to press, however, the palace and park were still coming together. (For instance, the fountains weren't yet working!) The 1854 guide is more about hopes than reality. We chose to reprint the 1856 edition because the information accurately describes the park as visitors actually experienced it. Compared with the 1854 edition, the 1856 guide has more maps and floorplans, more drawings of exhibits, and far better descriptions of the gardens. The differences show how quickly exhibits evolved in the palace and park during its first few years. Later editions, such as for 1860 and 1862, were substantially revised. The 1860 edition uses most of the same images, though their quality is reduced; others are simplified, such as Map03 (above). Some important historical information was removed. Compared with other versions of the guide, the 1856 edition is special.

Author

Samuel Phillips is the author.

Details

Phillips, Samuel. 1856. Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park (London: Euston Grove Press), 205 pages. 2008 Facsimile of 1856 edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-09-4 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-09-X (paperback) Recommended price: £12.95 | $18.95 dimensions: A5 8.3 x 5.8 (inches) dimensions: A5 210 x 148 (mm)

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Geology and Inhabitants of the Ancient World

9781906267360label_crystal-palace-guide-15 Richard Owen's original guide to the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and displayed in Crystal Palace Park, Sydenham, London since 1854. These life-sized sculptures of prehistoric ‘monsters’ included dinosaurs, mammals, marine reptiles, and other antediluvian beasts. Owen's guide gave visitors technical descriptions of underlying biology and geology. The goal was to move beyond mere sensational display to create accurate and sophisticated ‘visual education’ for visitors to the park. The result is a celebration of British geology at the very height of its expertise. Complete facsimile of 1854 edition.

Author

Richard Owen was Hunterian Professor and Conservator at the Royal College of Surgeons and soon to be Superintendent of the Natural History Department at the British Museum. He served as a consultant to Hawkins on this project. Owen was one of the most important paleontologists and comparative anatomists of the 19th century. He invented the taxonomic category of 'dinosaurs'. This guide shows Owen's biases and special interests.

Details

Owen, Richard. 1854. Geology and Inhabitants of the Ancient World  (London: Euston Grove Press), 48 pages. 2013 facsimile edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-36-0 (paperback) ISBN10: 1906267367 (paperback) Recommended price: GBP£5.00 | USD$10.00 | Euro€10.00 dimensions: A5 8.3 x 5.8 (inches) dimensions: A5 210 x 148 (mm) A previous edition was published in 2010 using ISBN 978-1-906267-14-8. That edition now is out-of-print.

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Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis

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Meet Eoörnis, the woofen-poof. As the author explains, ‘Through countless ages and successive civilizations this remarkable bird has been the symbol of speed, stamina, grace of line, proportion of members, and beauty of motion.’ Here are the origins of the phrase, ‘graceful as a bird.’ Written in the 1920s, this monograph has become a classic ‘burlesque’ in the history of ornithology. Not a hoax. Not a mistake. It’s a raucous, now legendary, adventure through the zoology and natural history of a most unusual creature.. For years, it has moved quietly through scientist circles, handed down with a wink and a nod. If nothing else, Eoörnis shows the passion and dedication scientists have for their subject.

Author

Augustus C. Fotheringham, a pseudonym for Lester Sharp and Cuthbert Bancroft Fraser.

Special features

Profits from the sale of this facsimile are donated to support natural history museums.

Details

Fortheringham, Augustus C. 1928. Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis (London: Euston Grove Press), 50 pages. 2007 facsimile edition. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-05-6 (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-05-7 (paperback) Recommended price: £5.00 | $9.95 | €9.95 dimensions: 6" x 9" (inches) dimensions: 154 x 229 (mm)

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Courts of Modern Sculpture

9781906267117label_crystal-palace-guide-14 An inventory for the statues and sculptures displayed in the Crystal Palace and Park. It’s a celebration of modern sculpting, 17th to 19th century, with English work set alongside French, German, and Italian masters. Individual items are described. Biographies of sculptors are given. Mrs Jameson’s introduction provides a rationale for selection and an instruction to visitors: what should they be seeing?

Author

Anna B. Jameson is the author.

Details

Jameson, Anna B. 1854. A Handbook to the Courts of Modern Sculpture (London: Euston Grove Press), 91 pages. ISBN13: 978-1-906267-11-7  (paperback) ISBN10: 1-906267-11-1 (paperback) Recommended price: £12.95 dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 (inches) dimensions: 210 x 148 (mm)

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Bodysnatching: Prosecute Customers

An angry wife strikes back at system that cost her husband.

Ann Millard. 1825. An account of the circumstances attending the imprisonment and death of the late William Millard, formerly Superintendent of the Theatre of Anatomy of St. Thomas's Hospital, Southwark (London: Ann Millard), 64 pp.
Here at EustonGrovePress, we strive to produce the highest quality facsimile editions. For several years, we've searched for Ann Millard's pamphlet about the theft of corpses for use in medical training because we think it's a special document. However, we've been unable to locate one that meets our exacting publishing standards. Still, we want to make her pamphlet available. Below is a facsimile . To our minds, it's unsellable as one of our editions. But it's still quite readable. And it's fascinating. anatomist For more on Ann Millard and her predicament, see this Lancet article by Ruth Richardson about a recent exhibition on the theme (link). Also, compare Millard's account and other sources on the resurrection men, such as James Blake Bailey's 1896 The Diary of a resurrectionist, 1811-1812,  to which are added an account of the resurrection men in London and a short history of the passing of the Anatomy Act (London: Swan Sonnenschein) (link). [gview file="millard.pdf" width="90%" save="0" cache="0"]