A PROPHETIC ABSTRACT FROM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TROJAN SOCIETY FOR THE RETARDATION OF SCIENCE, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1870. Reported by L. Emmons, Under Spirit Influence. Respectfully Dedicated to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Troy, N. Y. Wm. H. Young & Blake, 8 and 9 First Street, 1870. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-20, original blue wrappers printed in black, sewn. First edition. A satire which touches upon a number of popular scientific topics of the day, including Darwin and evolution and natural humbugs and P. T. Barnum. Includes an account a giant mosquito found in northern New Jersey whose diet includes decayed bone marrow of exhumed Mastodons. NUC attributes this work to Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847-1931). Wright (II) 869a. Wrappers chipped at edges, rear wrapper detached, corner tips of several text leaves chipped, old Williams College Library stamps on front cover and title page, a good copy. (#130156).
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