Pre Darwin's Origin Of Species
Harper, 1828. FIRST EDITION. 9.5” tall tan paper covered boards, cloth spine with a title paste-down, some age spots of cover. A scarce book with contents in good condition; clean and tight. Browning to some pages but this does not affect the readability. Two edges rough cut. Comes in its original boards, cloth spine and title plate – sound and complete. Complete in one volume by J M Good MD, FRS, FRSI. A ‘systematic survey of the most interesting features of the general science of nature for the purpose of elucidating what has been found obscure, controverting an correcting what has been felt erroneous, and developing, by new and original views and hypotheses, much of what yet remains to be more satisfactorily explained.’ Arranged in three sections: 1. Nature of the material world. Includes matter, geology, principles of life, physiology etc. 2. Nature of the animate world. Includes zoological systems, the human race and its varieties, instinct, intelligence, the senses, sleep, language etc. 3. Nature of the minds. Includes materialism the soul, human understanding, common sense, happiness, the passions, genius etc. Very scarce pre-Origin of Species (actually prior to the actual voyage of the HMS Beagle) publication. 530 pages.