New York: Johnson White & Co. 1874. unbound. Portrait. Engraving. Image measures 7.25" x 5.25". Page measures 10.75" x 8" very good.
Portrait of Mary Somerville (1780-1872), Scottish science writer and polymath. She was able to "translate" complicated scientific theories into common language. In 1835, she and Caroline Herschel became the first women members of the Royal Astronomical Society. Smudge to left margin, minor aging to edges. This is one of hundreds of portraits of scientists that can be found in the Gallery.