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The Last Years of Mary Queen of Scots. Documents from the Cecil Papers at Hatfield House.
This volume draws on the great collection of Cecil Papers at Hatfield House to present, in a sequence of some forty selected documents, a startlingly immediate narrative of the intrigue and drama that inform the last act of the Scots Queen’s tragedy. The documents have been edited by Dr Alan G. R. Smith of Glasgow University, who has contributed a substantial and informative introduction to the volume. Further interest is added by the inclusion of ‘An Epitaph upon the death of … Marie’ (1604), reproduced from the unique copy at Hatfield and accompanied by an authoritative note by Dr David Rogers.
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PRESENTED TO HENRI DUTROCHET RIDDELL, John Leonard.
On corpuscular permeation and the attendant phenomena, with application to physiology. Read before the Cincinnati Medical Society, April 2, 1835.
A presentation copy of this interesting paper on osmosis given by the author, the American microscopist and botanist John Leonard Riddell (1807–1865), to the eminent French physiologist Henri Dutrochet (1776–1847), with manuscript notes inserted.
CRUIKSHANK, Percy. P. Cruikshank’s Comic Almanack for 1864, containing numerous Illustrations in Oil Colour Printing, useful Information, etc., etc. To be continued annually.
A very rare colour-printed almanac by the nephew of George Cruikshank, apparently the first of a short series. The calendar pages are each accompanied by some ‘Notes of the Month’, and a jest at the foot, and commemorate recent events such as the burning of the Titian gallery at Blenheim, the Indian Mutiny, the introduction of new bankruptcy laws, and the death of Prince Albert. The illustrated verses include ‘An Appeal against the Income Tax’, and ‘Term Commences’, in which a man is squeezed by lawyers; and the other illustrations include some comic ‘Fashions for 1864’ and some offensive jokes on the US Civil War and Emancipation.