The Origin of the Fittest. Essays on Evolution.

New York. D.Appleton and Company. 1887. 1887. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 22.5cm, first edition, xix,467,[16]p., ads., with 18 plates and 81 text illustrations, original pebbled dark olive green cloth, some wear at the edges, private circular blind embossing stamp on the title else a very good copy (sgc) The twenty-one essays which constitute the present volume represent the reflections which have suggested themselves to the author while engaged in special zoological and paleontological studies. (Preface). Edward Drinker Cope, (1811-1890), American naturalist, b. Philadelphia, Owner and editor of the American Naturalist (1878-97). Made contributions in field of extinct vertebrates, herpetology and ichthyology. Item #21068

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