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The Geographical Distribution of Animals, with a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface. Vol. I-II

by Wallace, Alfred Russel

  • Hardback £4,500.00
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  • Catalogue No : 35190
  • Published : 1876
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xxi, [iii], 503, [1]; viii, [iiii], 607, [1]
  • Publisher : MacMillan
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 20 wood-engraved plates, 7 col maps (some folding)

Description:

First edition. With the publication of the Geographical Distribution of Animals Wallace 'established evolutionary zoogeography on its modern foundation… [and] few, if any, subsequent works have been more important to the subject' (DSB).

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a notable English naturalist, evolutionist, geographer, anthropologist, social critic, and the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution and natural selection.

Condition

2 vols, 8vo (230x150mm), orig. publisher's green cloth, gilt, teg. Some foxing to both volumes. One gathering untidily opened with small loss to bottom blank corner of two leaves. A very good set. Bookplate of Oliver H. Wild.

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