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SUSSEX LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION AND MANTELLIAN MUSEUM
Sussex Literary and Scientific Institution and Mantellian Museum. Patron. The Earl of Egremont. ... Address to the public.
Brighton [1835].
[4] p. ; 26.5 cm. (4°)

Folded half-sheet, conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. 'This establishment is supported by subscriptions, and is intended to combine a Library, Reading Room, Museum, and the delivery of Lectures on subjects of Science. The Earl of Egremont has munificently presented a donation of One Thousand Pounds towards it. Ladies as well as gentlemen, subscribing £1. and upwards per Annum, become members and will be entitled to privileges corresponding with the amount of their subscription': see James Wallis, Brighton as it is, 1836, exhibiting all the latest improvements in that fashionable watering place, Brighton, 1836, referring to the Mantellian Museum for the first time. The Museum of Gideon Mantell was devoted to geological materials, natural history and the antiquities of Sussex; see A descriptive catalogue of the collection illustrative of geology and fossil comparative anatomy in the museum of Gideon Mantell, London: Relfe & Fletcher, 1835. The subscribers list has been corrected in ink and includes additional names in ink. Moses Mocatta (the father of David Mocatta, who was apprenticed to Soane from 1821 to 1827), George Basevi, Esq. (Soane's pupil from 1810 to 1816) and Mrs Basevi are included as subscribers, Basevi is also listed as a member of the Council. However, Mantell's financial difficulties led to the sale of the museum's contents to the British Museum in 1838, for £4,000.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6105


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