Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. Hardcover. Red cloth, 2 vols., gilt-edged pages on top, 427, 451 pp., 15 BW plates. VG (Ex-library, with usual library markings, bookplate on front inside cover, pocket and discoloration at back inside cover, ink stamp used on illus., pages are good, hinges are tight, covers show minimal wear but are sun-faded esp. v.1 into surface of front cover, still a handsome set.). Item #135085
William Barton Rogers (1804-1892) was a scientist and educator who helped to found the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ** This set was once owned by T. Coleman du Pont (1863-1930), who served as as U.S. Senator from Delaware. He signed and dated both front flyleaves. His wife donated the books to the Wilmington Public Library in 1937, **.
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