New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1880. 2 volumes. 8vo. xix, [i], 374, ; vii, [i], 408,  pp. Early American edition. Frontispiece and 3 lithograph plates (1 tinted red) in Volume I; Volume II with a folding colored map as frontispiece and 11 plates (1 folding, 4 tinted blue). Original blind-stamped publisher’s cloth with gilt spine, minor scuffs and bumps, hinges tender but holding; some underlining and annotations in pencil. From the library of Arnold Thackray with his bookplate on the paste-downs. Item #14971
Rare American edition of Haeckel’s (1834-1919) definitive work on evolutionary science, which represents one of the chief sources of the world’s knowledge of Darwinism.