Cornelia A. H. Crosse - Memorials, Scientific and Literary, of Andrew Crosse. The Electrician - Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1857, First Edition.


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London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1857. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. Autograph letter from Crosse tipped in. Crosse is best remembered for his work on electricity (and the weird experiment that 'created life' (probably just electrocuted a bunch of insects), which led to him being named a blashphemer!). Contrary to popular belief, this isn't an inspiration for Frankenstein, though Shelley and Crosse were acquaintances, Crosse's experiments took place after Frankie's publication - Peter Haining posited the relationship, incorrectly, in The Man Who Was Frankenstein (1979). The letter is a fun addition. Edges worn, spine toned, small seller's sticker, ownership inscription (same as the letter's recipient). Some separation at the hinges. [11360, Hyraxia Books].

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