The Geographical Distribution of Animals, with a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface. Vol. I-II
First edition. With the publication of the Geographical Distribution of Animals Wallace 'established evolutionary zoogeography on its modern foundation… [and] few, if any, subsequent works have been more important to the subject' (DSB). Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a notable English naturalist, evolutionist, geographer, anthropologist, social critic, and the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution and natural selection.
xxi, [iii], 503, ; viii, [iiii], 607,  pp., 20 wood-engraved plates, 7 col maps (some folding), 2 vols, 8vo (230x150mm), orig. publisher's green cloth, gilt, teg. Some foxing to both volumes. One gathering untidily opened with small loss to bottom blank corner of two leaves. A very good set. Bookplate of Oliver H. Wild.
Author WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL
Publisher MacMillan: London
Condition Very good