More Simple Science

More Simple Science: Earth and Man by E N Da C Andrade and Julian Huxley (first published, Basil Blackwell, 1935)

Introduced by Anne Brichto of Addyman Books, Hay-on-Wye

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After the freakish weather and sky of yesterday it felt appropriate to post this attractive science book by Julian Huxley and E N da C Andrade for my Bookseller’s Breakfast. It is a 1935 first edition, 352 pages and illustrated throughout with drawings.

Andrade was the Quain (I have no idea what this refers to) Professor of Physics at the University of London where Huxley had been professor of Zoology. We are selling the book for £30 as it is very attractive though the boards underneath the wrapper are a bit spotted.

I am eating one of my favourite brunches of sourdough rye toast topped with wilted fresh spinach, smashed avocado, poached egg and cherry vine tomatoes, pan-fried in olive oil with basil leaves.

The eggs are the very expensive Burford Browns from Clarence Court. They come with little crowns stamped on their dark shells and though the yolk was of a darker hue and they were very pretty I honestly couldn’t taste the difference from our local eggs. We are lucky to be able to get very fresh eggs straight from farms where we can see the chickens scratching around.

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