London: Macmillan and Co., 1890. 8vo. xvi, 494 pp. SECOND EDITION. With half-title and 2 page publisher's advertisements. Heliotype frontispiece portrait of author, 1 hand-coloured folding map, text illustrations and diagrams. Original green cloth. Item #16715
Second edition of Wallace's treatise on the theory of natural selection. This is Wallace's restatement of the origin of species on the same general lines as were adopted by Darwin, but from the standpoint reached after nearly thirty years of discussion and with many new facts and the advocacy of many new as well as old theories. Notwithstanding the care taken to point out the differences between his and Darwin's theory, Wallace claims for this book "the position of being the advocate of pure Darwinism."