[ Pamphlet. ] Perverted Politics. A few Thoughts for the Time. [ 'Reminiscences and Reflections (Revised).' ]

John Tyndall, LL.D., D.C.L. [ (1820-1893), Irish physicist and Fellow of the Royal Society ]
Publication details: 
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1887.
SKU: 17701

15pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper, with a few pencil marks in margin. 'Reprinted by Permission' on title-page, and 'First published in the "St James Gazette."' on first page of text, which is headed 'Reminiscences and Reflections | (Revised).' Begins: 'It is my privilege to have been born in Ireland. [...] The lighthouses on the Irish coast - models of cleanliness and good order in a country not famous for either - are known to have been objects of special interest to me. [...]' He considers that 'Liberal England and Liberal Scotland' are 'fouled in the meshes of one perverted intellect. The plainest dictates of political morality set at nought - consistency, manhood, truth, thrown to the winds - "lies and hypocrisy," sown broadcast, accepted in their stead.' Scarce.