Charles Darwin, 1809-1882. A Centennial Commemorative.
Wellington, New Zealand. Nova Pacifica. 1982. Hardcover. folio, 31cm, xii,376p., limited edition of 750 numbered copies, this being #401, tipped-in frontis portrait, c.150 illustrations including 27 tipped-in colour plates, references, index, bound in half dark blue calf and dark blue fine grain linen boards, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt decorations and double leather labels in the panels, with gilt decorated dates (1809-1882) on red leather label on the upper cover, in fine full dark blue linen with blue leather front edges, with title label on front, fine as new condition. (tr) An impressive memorial to Charles Darwin on the centennial of his death in 1882. In four parts: Part I: Charles Darwin, the Man: An Overview; The Young Charles Darwin; H.M.S. "Beagle" and the Peculiar Service; Charles Darwin: The Scientist and his Science. Part II: The Great Debate: Evolution and Society in the Nineteenth Century; 1859 and All That: Remaking the Story of Evolution and Religion. Part III: Darwin and Evolutionary Biology; Remembering Charles Darwin as a Geologist; Charles Darwin and the Botanical Sciences; Darwin and the Human Sciences. Part IV: The Darwinian Legacy: A Philosophical View. In fine bindings produced by the Government Printing Office bindery in Wellington, New Zealand. Item #38485