The Origin of the Fittest: Essays on Evolution

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The Origin of the Fittest: Essays on Evolution

By Cope, Edward D.

SKU# 19523

$ 95.00

Pp. xix, 467, (16, ads), 18 full page plates, 81 text-figures.  Publisher’s brown pebble cloth, gilt-lettered on the spine, lg 8vo.  The volume presents 21 essays on evolution by Cope listed under four general categories - Part I: General Evolution; Part II: Structural Evidence of Evolution; Part III: Mechanical Evolution; and Part IV: Metaphysical Evolution.  The volume is expertly rebacked with the original spine cloth laid on and with new yellow endpapers added that match the original endpapers.  First from the research collection of James Gillespie of Carroll College with his signature on the front endpaper, later from the collection of herpetologist Lauren E. Brown with his signature also on the front endpaper.

Publisher D. Appleton and Company
Publisher Place New York
Date Published 1887
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description Small water stain to the top outer corner of the page edges without touching the text, a few spots (flecking) to the cloth of the rear cover, light edgewear to the cloth outer corners, overall a tight copy in very good condition.
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