Hugh Miller Outrage And Order
A Biography And Selected Writings
by George Rose
Mainstream Publishing, 1981, ISBN 0906391172, black & white photographs, hardcover, dustjacket
Near Fine Condition, previous owners inscription on first title page
'Hugh Miller was a man of genius, Born 1802, and a stonemason to trade, Miller became a man of many parts: geologist, poet, essayist, naturist, churchman, paleontologist, moralist, and friend and model for the early photographers, Hill and Adamson. His scientific work impressed Darwin, Huxley and Agassiz; his journalism had a vast following in Britain and America; his literary expertise was admired by Dickens and Ruskin; his political and religious writings won the enthusiastic approval of Thomas Chalmers. Thomas Carlyle described Miller's talent as "everywhere nobly tempered down into peaceful radical heat, which is very beautiful to see. luminous, memorable, all wholesome, strong, free ..."
The legacy of Miller's work is formidable and largely unknown. The selection of his writings in this book ranges from education to the Highland Clearances and from religion to geology.'