Guelph, Ontario: J.W. Lyon, 1877.
First Canadian edition, from American sheets. Illustrated with plates and engravings in text. 4,[v]-xxix,[xxx, blank],,719 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy. Three quarter brown morocco, spine gilt, cloth sides, over bevelled boards, a.e.g. Presentation copy with inserted ornamental leaf. Very good. Item #314968
The ornamental leaf is headed “Presented To”, and bears an inscription: Rev. Elliott Graselt, M.A., by J.G. Wood.
Handsomely illustrated volume, with a notably brief chapter on apes, and elsewhere identifying the hippopotamus as the Behemoth, and the crocodile as the Leviathan, of Scripture (both with full page plates.
With James McCosh’s lengthy essay On Evolution at pp. 649-671. In Dealing with Darwin (2014), David Livingstone notes “the towering presence of James McCosh, whose temperate tones on the evolution question kept the institution open to biological theorizing and cultivated the creativity of a number of leading evolutionists in the era.”.
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