“I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO SHOW DARWIN BOTH AS RECEIVING THE TORCH FROM LAMARCK AND MALTHUS, AND AS PASSING IT ON WITH RENEWED BRILLIANCY TO THE WIDE SCHOOL OF EVOLUTIONARY THINKERS”
(DARWIN, Charles) ALLEN, Grant. Charles Darwin: His Life and Work. New York: Humboldt, circa 1900. Slim octavo, original purple cloth. $600.
Early American edition.
Published in this format as part of the Humboldt Library of Popular Science series, this biography attempts to situate Darwin within a constellation of brilliant thinkers and scientists whose scientific triumphs both supported and led from his own. First published as Charles Darwin in London in 1888. With advertisements. Pencil owner signature.
Inner paper hinges expertly repaired, light foxing to preliminary and concluding pages, slight rubbing to edges of cloth. An attractive copy.