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Chambers's Papers for the People (11 volumes out of 12)

by Chambers, William and Robert

First Edition

Price: $600.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 012173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Binding
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: William and Robert Chambers
  • Place: Edinburgh
  • Date published: 1850
  • Keywords: BROUGHAM REFORM

Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers, 1850. No edition stated, presumed first. 8vo. 11 of the 12 volumes (lacking volume X) of the scarce periodical produced by the Chambers brothers 1850-1856. Boards loose or loosening, lacking paper spines. Binding copies. I: THE BONAPARTE FAMILY, THE SEPULCHRES OF ETRURIA, VALERIE DUCLOS, EDUCATION OF THE CITIZEN, THE MYTH, THE SUNKEN ROCK, POPULAR CULTIVATION OF MUSIC, EBENEZER ELLIOTT; II: THE SANITARY MOVEMENT, WASHINGTON AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES, EDMUND ATHERTON, MEMORABILIA OF THE 17TH CENTURY, RUINED CITIES OF CENTRAL AMERICA, THE IVORY MINE, SECRET SOCIETIES OF MODERN EUROPE, FRANCIS JEFFREY; III: ARTIC EXPLORATIONS, SOCIAL UTOPIAS, THE SPECULATOR A TALE; CARTHAGE AND THE CARTHAGINIANS, RECENT DISCOVERIES IN ASTRONOMY, THE WHITE SWALLOW A TALE, MECHANICS' INSTITUTIONS, THOMAS CAMPBELL; IV: THE BOURBON FAMILY, CALIFORNIA, THE BLACK POCKET-BOOK A TALE, FENELON, EVERY-DAY LIFE OF THE GREEKS, LADY MARJORY ST. JUST A TALE, SCIENCE OF THE SUNBEAM, SIR ROBERT PEEL; V: SECRET SOCIETIES OF THE MIDDLE AGES, RAJAN BROOKE AND BORNEO, THE LAST OF THE RUTHVENS, THE EDUCATION MOVEMENT, ANTARCTIC EXPLORATIONS, THE QUEEN OF SPADES A TALE, JEWISH LIFE IN CENTRAL EUROPE, WILLIAM WORDSWORTH; VI: THE MICROSCOPE AND ITS MARVELS, PRE-COLUMBIAN DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, HERMANN A TALE, PUBLIC LIBRARIES, AUSTRALIA AND VAN DIEMAN'S LAND, THE LONE STAR A TALE, RELIGION OF THE GREEKS, HEYNE A BIOGRAPHY; VII: WATER SUPPLY OF TOWNS, ANCIENT SCANDINAVIA, THE LOST LETTER THE SOMNAMBULE, LIFE IN AN INDIAMAN, THE LAW OF STORMS, SANTILLIAN'S CHOICE A TALE, THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA, DANIEL DE FOE; VIII: OCEAN ROUTES, CROMWELL AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES, LIFE AT GRAEFENBERG, THE BLACK GONDOLA, ANCIENT PHILOSOPHIC SECTS, THE WONDERS OF HUMAN FOLLY, LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU; IX: RECENT DECORATIVE ART, ALCHEMY AND THE ALCHEMISTS, THE LOST LAIRD A TALE OF '45, GERMAN POETS AND POETRY, THE DESERTS OF AFRICA, SIGISMUND TEMPLE, ELECTRIC COMMUNICATIONS, FICHTE A BIOGRAPHY; XI: THE ISTHMUS OF SUEZ, ANIMAL INSTINCTS AND INTELLIGENCE, REALISED WISHES A TALE, TROUBADOURS AND TROUVERES, NEW ZEALAND, TOWER OF FONTENAY; AND THE HEIRESS OF THE VAUGHANS, INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS, LORD BROUGHAM; XII: RAILWAY COMMUNICATIONS, THE INCAS OF PERU, MARFREDA OR THE ICELANDERS, WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY, EUROPEAN INTERCOURSE WITH JAPAN, THE HALF-CASTE A TALE, THE PROGRESS OF AMERICA, THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON. Scarce.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Binding. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.