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Post-printing additions to books and reports

Antiquarian books and reports may have additional messages beyond the rather common binder’s marks, (subsequent) book sellers’ notes (and prices) and ownership, including libraries. Unfortunately privacy concern sometimes result in
cut-out owners’ names.
More interesting are dedications, notes, loose inserts or even letters tipped in. It  becomes even more interesting if it concerns a personal note and/or the dedication or book plate is by the author of the volume, and/or the recipient.
Dedications are a regular phenomenon. They can be rather non-personal, like a stamp “With the compliments of the author”, or - hand written - “Hommage de l’auteur”.
The picture here concerns a nice dedication related to two members of the ‘Challenger Expedition’ (1873-1876): “Lord George G. Campbell. With Mr John Murray’s Compliments” (1). Sub-lieutenant naval officer George Granville Campbell (1850-1915) sailed on the Challenger, and transformed his log into a personal narrative (2). Sir John Murray (1841-1914), naturalist on board Challenger, guided the publication of the 50-volume Challenger Reports.


1) In: Tizard, T.H., H.N. Moseley, J.Y. Buchanan & John Murray, 1885. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Narrative of the Cruise of H.M.S. Challenger with a general account of the scientific results of the expedition, Vol. I, 2nd part. HMSO, London, pp. viii, 511-1110.
2) Campbell, Lord George, 1876. Log-letters from "The Challenger", MacMillan, London, pp.448

Another find: a letter tipped in a Challenger volume. Just prior to publication Henry Bowden Brady (1835-1891), the author of the Challenger Expedition (1873-1876) Zoology Part 22 on Foraminifera, sent a letter about the publication of the volumes (text and plates) to a yet unknown recipient (3).
The letter speaks about ‘the same field of research’, hence a foraminifera specialist might be expected. This could have been William Benjamin Carpenter (1813-1885), William Kitchen Parker (1823-1890) or Thomas Rupert Jones (1819-1911), all co-authors of Brady in other publications; but it could have been someone else. The last manuscript installment reached the Challenger Office in June 1884.

The letter has been tipped-in with the Challenger volume IX (text). It reads (see pictures):
Gateshead on Tyne    July 18, 1884
My dear Sir,
My Challenger Report on Foraminifera is at last completed. I expect it will be
issued in the course of about three months.
I have given instructions that a copy is to be forwarded to you directly it is
published; which I pray you to accept as a testimony of my appreciation of
the value of your own labours in the same field of research.
Kindly send me a note when the volumes reach you that I may know that my
instructions have been carried out.
My address until further notice will be
[...] of N.H. Martin Esq
29 Mosley Street
Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
In haste,
Yours very faithfuly
Henry B. Brady


3) In: Brady, Henry Bowman, 1884. Report on the foraminifera collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Zoology. Vol. 9, Part 22. HMSO, London, pp.814.

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