"Lockhart's Life of Napoleon (cover wanting, marginal annotations, minimising victories, aggrandising defeats of the protagonist).
Soll und Haben by Gustav Freytag (black boards, Gothic characters, cigarette coupon bookmark at p. 24)." (U17.1381)

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"Hozier's History of the Russo-Turkish War (brown cloth, 2 volumes, with gummed label, Garrison Library, Governor's Parade, Gibraltar, on verso of cover).
Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland by William Allingham (second edition, green cloth, gilt trefoil design, previous owner's name on recto of flyleaf erased).
A Handbook of Astronomy (cover, brown leather, detached, S plates, antique letterpress long primer, author's footnotes nonpareil, marginal clues brevier, captions small pica).
The Hidden Life of Christ (black boards)." ([U17.1385])

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"Garrison Library, Governor's Parade, Gibraltar, on verso of cover" (U17.1386)

One of the buildings on this PC must be the library from which the book was borrowed (by Major Tweedy?) and never returned.
PC showing the Library on Gunner's Parade street, Gibraltar.
A closer view of the Library in Gibraltar.
"In the Track of the Sun (yellow cloth, titlepage missing, recurrent title intestation)." (U17.1395)

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"Physical Strength and How to Obtain It by Eugen Sandow (red cloth)." (U17.1397)
"Short but yet Plain Elements of Geometry written in French by F. Ignat. Pardies and rendered into Englifh by John Harris D.D., London, printed for R. Knaplock at the Bifhop's Head, MDCCXI, " (U17.1398)

Thif if a later edition, printed MDCCXXV.
"with dedicatory epiftle to his worthy friend Charles Cox, efquire, Member of Parliament for the burgh of Southwark and having ink calligraphed statement on the flyleaf certifying that the book was the property of Michael Gallagher, dated this 10th day of May 1822 and requefting the perfon who should find it, if the book should be loft or go aftray," (U17.1400)
"to reftore it to Michael Gallagher, carpenter, Dufery Gate, Ennifcorthy, county Wicklow, the fineft place in the world." (U17.1405)
"What reflections occupied his mind during the process of reversion of the inverted volumes?
The necessity of order, a place for everything and everything in its place: the deficient appreciation of literature possessed by females: the incongruity of an apple incuneated in a tumbler and of an umbrella inclined in a closestool: the insecurity of hiding any secret document behind, beneath or between the pages of a book." (U17.1408)
"Which volume was the largest in bulk?
Hozier's History of the Russo-Turkish War.

What among other data did the second volume of the work in question contain?
The name of a decisive battle (forgotten), frequently remembered by a decisive officer, major Brian Cooper Tweedy (remembered)." ([U17.1415])

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"Why, firstly and secondly, did he not consult the work in question?
Firstly, in order to exercise mnemotechnic: secondly, because after an interval of amnesia, when, seated at the central table, about to consult the work in question, he remembered by mnemotechnic the name of the military engagement, Plevna." (U17.1421)

Advertisements for books, methods, or classes to enhance memory were common in the press of the time. Here an ad, in Pearson's Magazine, for the Pelman School of Memory.
"What caused him consolation in his sitting posture?

The candour, nudity, pose, tranquility, youth, grace, sex, counsel of a statue erect in the centre of the table, an image of Narcissus purchased by auction from P.A. Wren, 9 Bachelor's Walk." (U17.1426)
"What caused him irritation in his sitting posture?

Inhibitory pressure of collar (size 17) and waistcoat (5 buttons), two articles of clothing superfluous in the costume of mature males and inelastic to alterations of mass by expansion. (U17.1430)
"How was the irritation allayed?

He removed his collar, with contained black necktie and collapsible stud, from his neck to a position on the left of the table." (U17.1434)
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