Chapters in My Life
and other works
by the Rev. Leonard Blomefield (Late Jenyns) (1800 - 1893)
The Cambridge and Bath Naturalist
Chapters in My Life is now available as a scanned image book on CD.
|£9.00 UK. (16.00 US$)
including postage & packing
Suitable for all modern PCs (not for AppleMac)
About this CD
Sample scanned Page (245KB) from Chapters
The CD contains all 133 scanned pages as JPEG images linked using HTML of Chapters in My Life from the 1889 edition as well as Reminiscences of Prideaux John Selby and William Yarrell and of some Naturalists in the North (51 pages). This represents the best writing of Jenyns, in a very relaxed and charming style telling of many of the most interesting parts of his life. His friendship with Charles Darwin occurs in several places, and Jenyns' brother-in-law was Darwins' mentor. He tells his story in chapters from his days at Eton, Cambridge, Darwin and the Fish of the Beagle, his love of the works of Gilbert White, moving to Bath, setting up the Bath Natural History Field Club and much more.
Added to this are some ex-web pages by Roger Vaughan on Jenyns, giving a brief biography, transcriptions of his Thoughts and Notes, some of his tours and other notes.
These books were only ever printed by a local printer in Bath and were given to his friends and family and a few other to libraries. The general public has never before had a chance to read this most interesting work. These are very rare books indeed!
Note: The scanning process has caused a few
local distortions especially where the page turns into the spine
- this has been mimimised as far as possible.
A few words where the original print was imperfect has been left as it was - though it is still just readable. The pages have the print larger than the original for clarity and have been designed to be read on a 14 inch monitor
The CD was written for a modern PC pentium or similar with each page image averaging 250 KB, this will display from the CD almost without delay on a modern machine. This book can be read directly from the CD, nothing needs to be loaded on your computer.
Roger F. Vaughan 2004.