A Brief Sketch of the Life and Labours of Alexander Milton Ross, Philanthropist and Scientist (Classic Reprint)

A Brief Sketch of the Life and Labours of Alexander Milton Ross, Philanthropist and Scientist (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Brief Sketch of the Life and Labours of Alexander Milton Ross, Philanthropist and Scientist In 1847 the young typographer left his case and entered the store of a country merchant. Under this master the hours were long and the work uncongenial to our young friend's taste. But the merchant wasa kindly man and of refined tastes widened by his possessing a well-selected library. Noticing his young clerk's ardor for knowledge, he gave the latter the freedom of his bookshelves. With grati tude and eagerness the favor was accepted, and, happy day! Our friend found himself face to face with old friends - the birds, in the form of the ponderous volumes of Audubon and Wilson. Every night after closing the store at nine o'clock the perusal of these books filled the hours until one. And every morn ing on opening the store a new zest was added to the day's work as he rehearsed the fascinating studies of the previous night and anticipated the delight of their renewal. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024305033X
  • 9780243050338