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American Science Series
(full title: The American Science Series for Schools and Colleges)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company. Country: United States. Date: 1880-1929.


Psychology - James (American Science Series/Henry Holt) (image 1)

Psychology - James (American Science Series/Henry Holt) (image 2)

Title page and series listing page in
The Principles of Psychology by William James
New York, Henry Holt and Comany, 1890. Vol. I.


AMERICAN SCIENCE SERIES (HENRY HOLT & CO.)
Series Note:
"After the Civil War, editor Edward L. Youmans initiated Appleton's International Scientific Series, a subscription set that capitalized on the reputations of European scientists and by 1900 included 100 volumes. In response, Henry Holt & Co. founded its American Science Series directed at 'students and general readers,' which featured U.S. authors."

-- Carl F. Kaestle and Janice A. Radway, eds., A History of the Book in America: Volume 4: Print in Motion: The Expansion of Reading and Publishing in the United States, 1880-1940, University of North Carolina Press, 2014, p. 237.

Full name of the series: The American Science Series for High Schools and Colleges.

Format: "In large 12mo volumes of about 500 pages each".


The first twelve titles in this series
Source: Publisher's lisiting in The Publishers' Trade List Annual, Volume 11 - August 1883.

I. Astronomy. By Prof. Simon Newcomb, Supt. Nautical Almanac, and Edward S. Holden, Professor in the United States Naval Observatory.

The same, Briefer Course. (In press.)

II. Zoology. By A. S. Packard, Jr., Professor of Zoology and Geology in Brown University.

The same, Briefer Course. (In press.)

III. Botany. By C. E. Bessey, Professor in the Iowa Agricultural College, and late Lecturer in the University of California.

The same, Briefer Course. (In press.)

IV. The Human Body. By H. Newell Martin, Prof. in the John Hopkins University.

The same, Briefer Course. (In press.)

V. Chemistry. By Samuel W. Johnson and William G. Mixter, Professor in Yale College.

VI. Geology. By Raphael Pumpelly, late Professor in Harvard University.

VII. Physics. By Alfred M. Mayer, Prof. in the Stevens Institute of Technology, and Arthur W. Wright, Prof. in Yale College.

VIII. Psychology. By William James, Professor in Harvard University.

IX. Political Economy. By Francis A. Walker, Prof. in Yale College.

X. Government. By Edwin L. Godkin, Editor of the Nation.


Fuller listing of the first volumes in this series
Source: Publisher's advertisement in The Principles of Psychology by William James, New York, Henry Holt & Co., 1890 (American Science Series). Volume 1.

THE
American Science Series
FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.


The principal objects of the series are to supply the lack—in some subjects very great—of authoritative books whose principles are, so far as practicable, illustrated by familiar American facts, and also to supply the other lack that the advance of Science perennially creates, of text-books which at least do not contradict the latest generalizations. The books of this series systematically outline the field of Science, as the term is usually employed with reference to general education. The scheme includes an Advanced Course, a Briefer Course, and an Elementary Course.

==> In ordering be careful to state which course is desired—Advanced, Briefer, or Elementary.

Physics.

By George F. Barker, Professor in the University of Pennsylvania.

In preparation.

Chemistry.
By Ira Remsen, Professor in the Johns Hopkins University.

Advanced Course, 850 pp.
Briefer Course, 387 pp.
Elementary Course, 272 pp.

Astronomy.
By Simon Newcomb, Professor in the Johns Hopkins University, and Edward S. Holden, Director of the Lick Observatory.

Advanced Course, 512 pp.
Briefer Course, 352 pp.

Biology.
By William T. Sedgwick, Professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Edmund B. Wilson, Professor in Bryn Mawr College.

Part I.—Introductory, 193 pp.

Botany.
By C. E. Bessey, Professor in the University of Nebraska; formerly in the Iowa Agricultural College.

Advanced Course, 611 pp.
Briefer Course, 293 pp.

Zoology.

By A. S. Packard, Professor of Zoology and Geology in Brown University.

Advanced Course, 722 pp.
Briefer Course, 338 pp.
Elementary Course, 290 pp.

The Human Body.
By H. Newell Martin, Professor in the Johns Hopkins University.

Advanced Course, 631—34 pp. Copies without the Appendix on Reproduction will be sent when specially ordered.
Briefer Course, 377 pp.
Elementary Course, 261 pp.

The Principles of Psychology.
By William James, Professor of Psychology in Harvard University.

Advanced Course, in 2 vols. Vol. I, 689 pp.; Vol. II, 704 pp.

Political Economy.
By Francis A. Walker, President Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Advanced Course, 537 pp.
Briefer Course, 415 pp.
Elementary Course, 333 pp.

HENRY HOLT & CO., Publishers, NEW YORK.




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