Munich: Ernst Reinhardt, 1905. 8vo. viii, 335 pp. FIRST EDITION. Original cloth, faded. Bookplate of Otto Vernon Darbishire, plus his signature dated 1906 and the signature of E. Rimin dated 1939. Item #3564
First edition of Pauly's most important work which represented the sum of his efforts over thirty years in evolutionary theory. "Pauly's zoological lectures reflected his dissatisfaction with Darwin's explanantion of the evolutionary process . . . stressing the psychic factor that entered into the Lamarckian doctrine"(DSB).