Life of Sir John Lubbock, Lord Avebury. In Two Volumes.

Two vols. 8vo. xiv, 338, ads. 2; x, 334, ads. 2 pp. Frontis. portraits of Lubbock (both vols.) with tissue guards, additional three plates (including fold-out genealogy), index. Navy cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, t.e.g.; very light rubbing to extremities, inner hinges cracked (both vols.). Lovely copy in near fine condition. "Sir John Lubbock was born in 1834 in London, England. It is no doubt that Lubbock came from a well-educated family. His father, Sir John William Lubbock, was an astronomer and mathematician. He made contributions in the field of probability theory as it related to life insurance problems. He also studied the tides and the planets, and much of the knowledge we have today about them we can attribute to him . . . Lubbock's scientific contributions were in entomology and anthropology. His anthropological work was on human prehistory in Europe and his entomological interests were on social insects. He wrote three books, the most profound being Prehistoric Times, written in 1865. This book was used as a textbook in several languages for many years. Lubbock also wrote Ants, Bees, and Wasps (1882), and The Pleasures of Life (1887-1889)." [from the Minnesota State University website].

Title: Life of Sir John Lubbock, Lord Avebury. In Two Volumes.

Author Name: [LUBBOCK, John (1834-1913)] HUTCHINSON, Horace Gordon (1859-1932).

Categories: Astronomy,

Publisher: London:, Macmillan, 1914.: 1914

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: Z1442

Keywords: Astronomy