ELLEGÅRD, Alvar. Darwin and the General Reader. The reception of Darwin's theory of evolution in the British periodical press, 1859-1872.

Gothenburg: Göte borgs Universitets Årsskrift. 1958.

£100

8vo. Sometime bound in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, original blue wrapper bound in; pp. 394; very good. Provenance: front pastedown with bookplate of Dr Marshall Laird (1923-2007), New Zealander entomologist and expert on mosquito control.

First edition. Text in English. Scarce. A fascinating account of the cultural battles of early Darwinism.

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