New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. 8vo. 150 pp., plus 6 pages publisher’s advertisements. LATER AMERICAN EDITION. Original publisher’s blind-stamped cloth, small cracks at head and foot of spine, some discoloration to front board. Overall a very good copy with the bookplate of Charles Howell Ward and the signature of M.L. Mallory dated Januray 10, 1874. Ward was an osteologist and preparateur of anatomical models, son of Professor Henry A. Ward, and founder of the Charles H. Ward Anatomical Laboratory. Item #13174
Huxley presents six lectures on evolution and natural selection, including the present and past condition of organic nature, the origination and perpetuation of living beings and the conditions of existence as affecting that perpetuation. Of particular interest is his final lecture critically examining Darwin’s work. Huxley ( 1825-1895) was regarded as a protagonist of evolution and the principal defender of Darwin’s Origin, earning him the nickname “Darwin’s Bulldog.”.