[Method and Results; Darwiniana; Science and Education; Science and Hebrew Tradition; Science and Christian Tradition; Hume; Man's Place in Nature; Discourses; Evolution and Ethics.]New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1894 Stock Code: 115182
One of 1,000 setsAuthor's edition, one of 1,000 numbered sets collecting works by the British biologist and science educationist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895). "Huxley published over 400 essays, papers, letters, reviews, and books. Many of his papers on invertebrate anatomy and vertebrate palaeontology were amassed by Foster and Lankester into five volumes as The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley (1898-1903) and Huxley had himself republished his best articles in nine volumes of Collected Essays (1893-4)a tenth was in preparation but never appeared. For the fast wit, famous irony, suave hectoring, and commonsense cleverness in these essays, Huxley was declared 'perhaps the greatest virtuoso of plain English who has ever lived' (Fawcett, 208). With their reinterpretation of duty, belief, and morality in a secularizing, industrializing culture, they provide a partisan insight into the Victorian move to a naturalistic world-view" (ODNB).
9 volumes, octavo (210 x 140 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, marbled sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.
Extremities slightly rubbed, occasional minor wear to corners, margins of text blocks faintly toned. An excellent set.
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