The Pleasures of Life.

Finely bound example of Lord Avebury's Pleasures of Life

The Pleasures of Life.

LUBBOCK, John. [Lord Avebury].


Item Number: 111208

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1911.

Finley bound example of Lord Avebury’s The Pleasures of Life. Octavo, bound in three quarters vellum with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Tasteful bookplate.

Sir John Lubbock was an English banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and polymath who made significant contributions in archaeology, ethnography, and several branches of biology. He coined the terms "Paleolithic" and "Neolithic" to denote the Old and New Stone Ages, respectively and helped establish archaeology as a scientific discipline. The quotation, "We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth", is often attributed to Lubbock. This variation appears in his book The Pleasures of Life.

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