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ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE


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THE WONDERFUL CENTURY

Its successes and its failures


PUBLISHED: London Swan Sonnenschien & Co., Ltd

1898



8vo., First Edition/1st issue, original blind stamped green

cloth dated and lettered in gilt, blind stamped and gilt lettered

spine, minimal wear to binding, pp. xii + 400 and 12 folding

diagrams at rear
(not called for in contents but mentioned

by the author in the preface, frontispiece portrait plate of

Wallace, generally free of foxing though the first few leaves

(half-title and title page) and the last leaf of the index have

some spots. some pencil marks in margins, front endpaper

cracked, previous owners small stamped name on half

title and title page, a bright and

very good copy.



All the folding diagrams, printed on very thin but strong paper,

are present and in good condition. It is worth noting that

these diagrams, used by Wallace as evidence to show the

evils of vaccination, were - along with the chapter on that

subject - absent from later editions.



Alfred Russel Wallace OM FRS(8 January 1823 – 7

November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer,

anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for

independently conceiving the theory of evolution

through natural selection.

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