Nature versus Natural Selection: an essay on Organic Evolution.London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1895 Stock Code: 111223
NotesFirst edition. Charles Clement Coe (1830-1921) was educated at Manchester College, Oxford, and was appointed minister of the Unitarian Great Meeting chapel in Bond Street, Leicester. In this work, he defends evolution but rejects natural selection. The Scottish biologist J. Arthur Thomson gave the book a positive review, describing it as a very interesting and skilfully written critique of natural selection. Another contemporary review, from the Manchester Guardian, is laid down on the rear pastedown.
Octavo. Original dark red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, gilt thick-and-thin rules at head running onto boards in blind, wood-pattern endpapers.
With errata slip.
Faint ownership inkstamp to front pastedown. Minor stain to fore-edge of title and on facing blank, the occasional light spot, a very good copy.
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