The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications.
by HOGG, Jabez (1817-1899).
London:: Herbert Ingram, 1856., 1856. 8vo. xvi, 457,  pp. Half-title, dual frontispieces, 218 figures, index. Contemporary gilt-stamped calf, gilt-stamped calf spine label, raised bands, all edges marbled; waterstained lower margin throughout, covers rubbed. Armorial bookplate bearing the Clough family crest, "From the Library of Stephen Ellsworth Clow and Ruth Hazen Clow"; inscribed "Wallscourt, from his sincere friend Osbert Mordaunt on his leaving Eton Easter 1859". Good. Second edition. Hogg was an ophthalmic surgeon and photographer, a fellow of the Linnean Society, honorary secretary of the Royal Microscopical Society, and the first president of the Medical Microscopical Society. Provenance: Reverend Osbert Mordaunt (1842-1923) was a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club and Rector of Hampton Lucy near Stratford-on-Avon for 48 years. "Like his elder brother John, he played some "first class" cricket and it was through that, possibly, that he met his wife Jessie Louisa Snow (? - 1933) from Bibury, Glos, whom he married in Hampton Lucy on 14th October, 1879. A book of "8 Instructions and 3 sermons" was published in 1882. He achieved worldwide celebrity as the owner of the "parson's public house", his death being reported even as far away as the Ogden Standard Advertiser, Utah. More entertaining was the reason for his resignation. Disgusted with the loose morals of the country set, he stopped a communion service rather than be faced with the embarrassment of refusing communion to local gentry whom he knew to be adulterous. Read all about it in, of all places, The San Antonio Light. Despite this report, he was still at Hampton Lucy at the 1911 census." – Mordaunt Genealogy and Family History Resource. See also: J. A. Stevenson, Before the Bar: Prohibition Pro and Con, p. 154. "Wallscourt" likely refers to Erroll Augustus Blake, 4th Baron Wallscourt (1841-1918), another Eton graduate who served as a Captain in the Coldstream Guards, eventually holding the offices of Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for County Galway – Stephen Ellsworth Clow (1910-2002) & Ruth Hazen Clow (1909-2002), of Wolfeboro, Carroll County, New Hampshire.
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