Materials for the Study of Variation:
treated with with especial regard to discontinuity in the origin of species.London, Macmillan and Co., 1894 Stock Code: 139728
NotesFirst edition. "William Bateson read the newly discovered paper by Mendel and recognized immediately its relevance to the unsolved problem expounded in his Materials for the Study of Variation variation is the cause of the evolution of species; but what causes variation, and how does it happen? Bateson was convinced that species evolve as the result of the accumulation of innumerable small changes. His view was that variations occur suddenly and discontinuously. Mendel's paper gave him the clue that he was seeking Bateson became the founder of the modern study of heredity and variation for which he adopted the term 'genetics'" (PMM).
Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind rules at head and foot continuing across boards.
Numerous black and white illustrations in text.
With the publisher's advertisement leaf at rear, advertising books on evolution and Darwin. Spine ends and corners bumped and lightly rubbed, rear inner hinge cracked but remaining firm. A crisp, clean copy, the cloth and gilt particularly bright.
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