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The debate over Darwinism

DARWINISM. Collection of books from the debates over Darwinism

Various places, 1861-1897

13 volumes. Original cloth. Variable wear, but generally in good condition. Mainly first editions and first American editions.

This is an excellent collection of books concerning the controversies surrounding Darwin’s ideas in the nineteenth century. The collection comprises:

1.    Rorison, Gilbert. Three Barriers: Notes on Mr. Darwin’s “Origin of Species.”  Edinburgh, 1861. An early attack on The Origin of Species.

2.    Laing, Sidney Herbert. Darwinism Refuted. London, 1871. An attack on Darwinism as it applies to man.

3.    Hodge, Charles. What is Darwinism? London, 1874. Hodge opposes Darwinism on theological grounds as it does not allow for a Creator’s design and thus is “tantamount to atheism.”

4.    Hodge, Charles. What is Darwinism? New York, 1874. The debate spreads in America.

5.    Lyon. William Penman. Homo versus Darwin: A Judicial Examination. London, [1872]. Darwinism is put on trial, using Darwin’s own words, and found wanting.

6.    Lyon. William Penman. Homo versus Darwin: A Judicial Examination. Philadelphia, 1872.

7.    Huxley, Thomas H. Darwiniana. New York 1893. It was Huxley who coined the term “Darwinism” in 1860. This volume collects many of his most improtant writings on the subject.

8.    Huxley, Thomas H. Discourses Biological and Geological. New York 1894. Huxley was known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his ferocious defense and promotion of Darwin’s ideas.

9.    Huxley, Thomas H. Science and Education. New York 1894.

10.    Huxley, Thomas H. Method and Results. New York 1894.

11.    Huxley, Thomas H. Science and Hebrew Tradition. New York 1894.

12.    Huxley, Thomas H. Science and Christian Tradition. New York 1894.

13.    Schmidt, Oscar. The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism. New York, 1897. An oft-reprinted work propounding Darwinian theory and Social Darwinism.

Priced well to account for possible duplication in institutional collections.

$2,200