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The Mountain

Jackson, R. M. S. (Robert Montgomery Smith) . M.D.

Published by J.B. Lippincott & Co, Philadelphia, 1860
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Octavo in dark black-brown cloth; xii, 632 p. 19 cm. Contains a 12-page " Word to the Subscribers of The Mountain" ; followed by four pages of quotes (Oken, George Herbert, Montaigne, Robert Smith, Bhagavad Vita and Thoreau) ; a 53-page Prolegomenon by the author ; a ten-page table of contents ; four more pages of quotes ; and finally "Book One" with the chapters: Geology of the Alleghany Mountain ; Soil ; Waters of the Mountain ; Flora of the Mountain, Animal Life of the Mountain ; Climate of the Mountain ; and Book Two: Aesculapius, comprising the chapters: Significance of the Alleghany Mountains as the Site of a Sanitarium, or Retreat for the Sick, Arranged By Infinite Wisdom - Doctoral Uses of the Mountain; Hygea; Book Three, Antaeus the Giant: Mountain Telling its Whole Story of Fate to Man, Creeping in His Bones, Boiling in his Blood, Flashing in his Brain ; Pan as a Symbol of the Universe. // Scarce. (Not to be confused with the 1858 "Specimen" edition, which contains only the first sections of the 1860 true first edition. // Natural History; Water; Mineral waters -- United States; Allegheny Mountains.Botany, Geology; Wild Life, Birds; Nature Writing The Allegheny Mountains ; Appalachian mountain range ; eastern United States: Pennsylvania ; Maryland ; West Virginia ; Creationism ; Religion ; Evolution; Geology; Nature Writing ; Philosophy. Spine head and foot lightly edge-frayed; board corners partly worn, exposing boards ; light foxing; small damp (?) stain to first 3-4 pages; else overall Very Good+ tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 8290

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Title: The Mountain

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott & Co, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1860

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First edition.

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