Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835. 58p, , in text illustrations. 14cm. Cloth covers; contemporary cloth, sewn, covering. Slight spotting, foxing. In good condition. Uncommon.
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New York: Published by Leonard Scott & Co., 1860. Volume CVII: 287p, index; CVIII: 316p. lacking an index. 26cm. Half black leather and black cloth covers; four raised bands and titling in gilt on the spine. Edges rubbed, cloth chipped. Bishop Samuel Wilberforce of Oxford published an anonymous review of Darwin's Origin of Species in the July number. Wilberforce praises Darwin for his "scientific attainments, his insight and carefulness as an observer, blended with no scanty measure of imaginative sagacity, and his clear and lively style, make all his writing unusually attractive," but within a few paragraphs he begins his scathing critique of the book and of Darwin's "assumptions...we once more repeat, are most dishonorable and injurious to science." Wilberforce goes on to defend creationism. The review is the first salvo of many that would follow over many years attacking Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection. State laws banned the teaching of evolution. Now in the 21st century, creationism has rebounded in many public school systems where it is being taught alongside evolution. Large percentages of people in other countries reject it entirely.
London: Charles Knight, 1832. iv, 389p, [3p], illustrations, index. 29cm. Quarter sheep and marbled paper boards; morocco spine label in gilt. Covers are scuffed, leather chipped, label is chipped; occasional foxed page; gutter stain in first pages. Includes an early review of Charles Babbage's The Economy of Machinery and Manufacturers (London 1832), which was more than a glimpse of the manufacturing processes in Great Britain and the most influential book on operational research in the nineteenth century. With an eclectic assortment of articles on many subjects including an early review of theNatural Bridge in Virginia, which was a popular tourist destination at that time. A better than good copy.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1985. 213p. 21cm. First edition. Black cloth back and yellow paper boards; dust jacket. Signed and inscribed on the title page to one of his publishers. Minor wear to jacket. In fine condition.
Berlin: Julius Springer, 1921. 20p. 22cm. Printed wrappers with adds on the back cover, recto and verso. Slightly soiled, corners slightly bumped; slightly faded. In very good condition.
Keene, N.H. John Prentiss, 1827. Frontispiece, xii, 318p, 6 plates. 18cm. Full leather with a black morocco spine label in gilt. Frontispiece repeated, one torn at the bottom edge. Somewhat rubbed; prior owner's contemporary statement of ownership on front free endpaper; foxing. In very good condition. Scarce.
New York: Viking Press, 1974. 153p. 21cm. Blue cloth back and green paper boards; dust jacket. One corner lightly bumped; jacket very lightly soiled. A near fine copy.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1972, 1974. Volume 1: Medieval and Early Classical Science, xi, 288p, bibliography, index; volume 2: Classical and Contemporary Science, xi, 422p, bibliography, index. 22cm. Blue cloth with gilt titling; dust jackets. Minor wear to the jackets. Fine copies in near fine jackets.
Boston: Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln, 1850. [4p. ad], Frontispiece, 392p, index, 18p, ads. 20cm. Stamped blue cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Corners slightly bumped, minor wear to the edges; slightly soiled; prior owner's small bookplate on the front cover pastedown. In very good condition.