Ithaca, N.Y. Andrus, McChain, 1869. Original Cloth. Scarce First (and only) Edition of this local guide with original albumen prints. Crown 8vo (179 x 111mm): 155,pp, with ten mounted captioned photographs and table of measurements of the falls. Publisher's forest green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers elaborately paneled in blind, coated chocolate end papers. Book plate of George F. Behringer (the first graduate of Cornell, in 1869) to front paste down. A superior copy (page edges very lightly tanned), tightly bound and clean throughout, with sharp, unfaded prints. Margolis & Moss 20 (for mention of J. C. Burritt's half-stereo views of scenery around Ithaca). Sabin 13401. Not in Truthful Lens. Fine-. Item #BB2377
Clarke, sometimes known as the "Father of Geochemistry," is credited with determining the composition of the Earth's crust. He was a founder of The American Chemical Society and served as its president. Two years after taking a bachelor's degree at Harvard College, in 1867, he was appointed instructor in chemistry at Cornell University, near which these photographs were taken. Some of the prints are signed in the negative by regional photographer J. C. Burritt, whose photographs (more than 100 stereo views) were featured in the series "Scenery About Ithaca." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).