[DARWIN]. WEST, Geoffrey

Charles Darwin. The fragmentary man.   London: George Routledge & Sons, 1937.

8vo. xiii, [i], 351 pp. Frontispiece portrait. Original cloth. Photos pasted inside. Bookplate of Marshall Laird. $75.00

First edition. A beautifully written biography from which emerges a tragic-romantic figure of Darwin: "Darwin delivered his generation from the Egypt of an oppressive anthropomorphic theology. Men did not understand in the moment of their liberation that a mechanomorphic materialism might prove even more confining"(p. 329).

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