Title Horae Subsecivae
Book Condition Very Good+
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher Edinburgh David Douglas 1890
Seller ID 003333
John Brown (1810-1882) was a Scottish physician and friend of Thackeray and Ruskin. He wrote primarily on non-technical subjects related to medicine and to the problems of the doctor. He had a general interest in, and a sympathy for all humanity. The three volumes of "Horae Subsecivae" (Leisure Hours) were his principal and first literary work. He had previously published some medical papers. The first volume of Horae was on medical subjects and the second and third volume were on general subjects. All the volumes are deserving of our attention because they are full of penetrating commentary on writers and other notables contemporary to Brown. Brown's two most famous essays, one on Rab the Dog and another on Marjorie Fleming, the friend of Sir Walter Scott that died as a child, have from here been abstracted as separate volumes in the past. This is the "New edition" in 3 volumes. The books are bound in Three-quarter leather over marbled boards with matching marble endpapers. There is Gilt lettering on the spines. The first volume was published in 1890, the second in 1893 and the third in 1889. Volumes one and three each have a frontispiece. All are in the same binding and in Very Good+ condition with just a small amount of wear to the tips and a bit of shelf-wear to the top of the spine of volume three. The bindings are tight and the interiors of the books are very clean. The set makes a lovely presentation. We are pleased to send pictures on request.