Johnson's Natural History, Comprehensive, Scientific, and Popular, illustrating and describing the Animal Kingdom, with its Wonders and Curiosities, in two volumes, complete
By Goodrich, S. G.
Pp. xv, (i), 680, (2), 35 (appendix); pp. vii, 682, (1), 16, (7, ads); 1550 black-and-white engravings, mostly are figures in the text while some are full page figures. Publisher’s one-half brown leather over dark brown pebble-cloth boards, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments and with elaborate gilt decorations in the other four compartments, front cover is ornately lettered in gilt and with gilt rules, all board edges are beveled, all page edges in rich gilt, thick sm 4to. The first edition of this work was published in 1872, this set was published in 1875. Each volume has an essay on evolution that appears at the end of the work: volume I has "An Exposition of the Development Hypothesis as Maintained by Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Alfred Russel Wallace, Herbert Spencer and the New School of Naturalists" by Prof. Edward L. Youmans M.D., and volume 2 has “A Criticism of the Development Hypothesis as Held by Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Alfred Russel Wallace, Herbert Spencer and the New School of Naturalists" by Rev. Julius H. Seelye. Both of these essays take an anti-Darwinian view. There are also 7 pages of reviews of the Goodrich set, by eminent professors and writers, at the end of volume 2. No ownership marks.
|Publisher||A.J. Johnson & Son|
|Publisher Place||New York|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||2|
|Condition Description||Light edge wear to outer corners and bottom edge; a tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition.|