by Sir Charels Lyell. Published by George W. Childs, Philadelphia,1863. First American edition. Hardcover, pebbled cloth. 518pp. Illustrated with woodcuts. Near Fine, slight fading to spine, corners showing, previous owner name stamp.
“the best explanation yet offered of the connection between man and those animals which have flourished successively on the earth” (Norman, History of Science). While Lyell never fully accepted natural selection (in its entirety) as the force behind evolution, he still was one the first scientists of note to support Darwin’s The Origin of Species.