Library book sale finds

At two recent library book sales I have come across some Tyndall books. First, I found Hours of Exercise in the Alps (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896), a collection of writings about mountaineering. Second, as I scanned through the titles on the spines of old books at another sale, the word science caught my eye, then I saw fragments, then the name Tyndall. Thus, I now own a copy of the second volume of Tyndall’s Fragments of Science (New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1905), which contains articles and lectures regarding religion, prayer, Darwin, evolution, his Belfast Address, and spontaneous generation.

Book sales are so much fun!

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  1. Excellent. Just this morning I also came across a Tyndall-related book: Rev. Joseph Cook’s Boston Monday Lectures, entitled ‘On Life and the Soul: Biology and Transcendentalism’, which has a large section on ‘Huxley and Tyndall on Evolution’. Haven’t found a date on it yet but it looks interesting.

  2. Awesome!

  3. Very cool! We seldom come across books of that age up here in Edmonton.

  4. Hiya

    I live in Haslemere. I’ve “lectured” on Tyndall at the Haslemere Museum (just a short walk from his grave) and am trying to get the local Wetherspoon’s pub named the JOHN TYNDALL. Hard work, but I’ll do it.

    Jo Morley

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