HOWES, A: Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation

Howes, Anton. Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation. Princeton University Press, 2020. ISBN: 9780691182643. Unmarked text. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31048) $25.00

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Drawing on exclusive access to a wealth of rare papers and artifacts from the Society’s own archives, Anton Howes shows how this vibrant and singularly ambitious organization has evolved and adapted, constantly having to reinvent itself to keep in step with changing times.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white. 387p.

ROYAL SOCIETY: Notes and Records of The Royal Society of London: Millennium Issue (Vol 55, No. 1, January 2001)

Notes and Records of The Royal Society of London: Millennium Issue (Vol 55, No. 1, January 2001). The Royal Society of London, 2001. Unmarked. Crease down front cover. Good. Paperback. (#29544) $15.00

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Contributors to the Millennium issue include Sir Alan Cook, William R. Shea, Brian J. Ford, G.E. Fogg, Graham E. Budd, Sir John Meurig Thomas, and Claude Debru.

Topics include the image of science, time and the Royal Society, Fossils, Weather, and more.

Illustrated. 181p. Measures 7×9.75 inches.

ROYAL SOCIETY: Notes and Records of The Royal Society of London (Vol 33, No. 1, August 1978)

Notes and Records of The Royal Society of London (Vol 33, No. 1, August 1978). Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#29541) $18.00

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Includes inlaid “Compliments of the Editors” slip. 132p. Measures 7×9.75 inches.

Articles: “The Royal Society and Gresham College 1660-1711” by Ian Adamson, “The Mariner’s Sextant and the Royal Society” by Charles H. Cotter, “The music to the stars. William Hershcel, 1738-1822” by R.V. Jones, “Hershels work on the structure of the Universe” by Sir Bernard Lovell, “John Herschel on Faraday and on science” by Sydney Ross, “Darwin’s Negro bird-stuffer” by R.B. Freeman, and “The Royal Society and the Genesis of the Scientific Advisory Committee to Britain’s War Cabinet, 1939-40” by William McGucken.

Notes and Records of The Royal Society of London (Vol 33, No. 1, August 1978), compliments slip