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2 vols.; 503 & 607 pp., pulisher's ads; light rust colored cloth, spine lettered in gilt with elaborate front cover illustrations in gilt; folding color map facing title volume 1; 2 color maps including one double page; 20 plate illustrations with tissue guards. Volume 1 with lower corner crease to front endpapers and half-title; remnant of bookplate or publisher's ticket front endpaper [2 inches x half-inch] at hinge; covers with moderate rubbing & soil, a few spots to spines; pages; very occasional minor foxing, soil to some margins & edges, including some small spots at edges of a few plate away from image. Overall a very solid, sturdy set with clean text pages and plates.
Wallace and Charles Darwin were both influenced by the economic theories of Thomas Malthus, which led them to develop similar theories of natural selection. Wallace was considered the 19th century's leading expert on the geographical distribution of animal species and is sometimes called the "father of biogeography".
Title: The Geographical Distribution of Animals, with a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth's surface.
Edition: First American Edition
Publisher: N.Y., Harper & Bros.: 1876
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good condition
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 6820
Keywords: Plants Animals Natural History Evolution Geography