The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Vol. III

Overview

Paperback / 216mm x 140mm / 196 pages
70lb paper / full colour / 14 essays / 79 illustrations

Perhaps our most sensuous volume yet, this third offering in our selected essays series is positively bursting with goodness, including chocolate highs, scorbutic visions, wonky badgers, sexy flora, deadly fogs, mathematical fish, coloured cubes of hyperspace, a very naughty Aristotle, and pianos comprised of yelping cats.

£16.00

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Perhaps our most sensuous volume yet, this third offering in our selected essays series is positively bursting with goodness, including chocolate highs, scorbutic visions, wonky badgers, sexy flora, deadly fogs, mathematical fish, coloured cubes of hyperspace, a very naughty Aristotle, and pianos comprised of yelping cats.

Adorned with illustrations from the likes of Ernst Haeckel, J. J. Grandville, Gustave Doré, and William Hogarth, the book is a full-colour visual feast, all printed on sumptuous 70lb paper.

Adam Green
Introduction

Eugene Thacker
Black on Black

Christine Jones
When Chocolate was Medicine: Colmenero, Wadsworth and Dufour 

Hugh Aldersey-Williams
A Bestiary of Sir Thomas Browne

Deirdre Loughridge and Thomas Patteson
Cat Pianos, Sound-Houses, and Other Imaginary Musical Instruments 

Jonathan Lamb
Scurvy and the Terra Incognita

Mary Fissel
When the Birds and the Bees Were Not Enough: Aristotle’s Masterpiece 

Matthew Beaumont
The Nightwalker and the Nocturnal Picaresque 

Martin Kemp
Sex and Science in Robert Thornton’s Temple of Flora

Kevin Dann
Dr Mitchill and the Mathematical Tetrodon 

Caroline Wazer
The Eternal Guffaw: John Leech and The Comic History of Rome 

Brett Beasley
Bad Air: Pollution, Sin, and Science Fiction in William Delisle Hay’s The Doom of the Great City 

Elaine Ayers
Richard Spruce and the Trials of Victorian Bryology 

Jon Crabb
Notes on the Fourth Dimension

Abigail Walthausen
Tribal Life in Old Lyme: Canada’s Colorblind Chronicler and his Connecticut Exile 

$6 for Selected Essays Vol.1 (it’s big!), and $5 for all other books, to send anywhere in the world (though unfortunately we are unable to deliver to PO Boxes). Selected Essays books and New Editions books are sent separately. Multiple copies of any book within a category can be sent for an additional $3 per book.

Delivery
If your order includes our new Selected Essays book (Volume 4) then please add 1 week onto the estimates below. Christmas delivery and special discounted price for all orders put in before midnight on Tuesday 14th November!

Estimated delivery times from day of ordering, in business days, are as follows:

Selected Essays

New Editions

US

4 to 15

7 to 17

UK

7 to 17

4 to 13

EU

7 to 17

5 to 15

Everywhere else

10 to 22

10 to 22

Duty

Although extremely unlikely (as most countries do not charge duty for books), customers receiving Selected Essays books to addresses outside of the US, and customers receiving New Editions books outside of the UK or EU, may be required to pay duties and taxes to claim your package, depending on your local customs office.

Returns

If you change your mind you have 14 days (from getting the order) to return it though you will have to pay for return postage costs to the UK. If it arrives to you damaged or faulty then you will be refunded the full cost you paid including the cost of delivery. For more info see our Returns Policy.