WALLACE, Alfred Russel Darwinism, An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection with some of its applications. Macmillan & Co. 1897.
8vo. Publisher's green cloth, gilt rules and lettering to spine; pp. xvi + 494 + [2, ads], frontispiece portrait of author, 1 folding map, 37 black and white illustrations; a little light foxing to frontispiece, otherwise very bright and clean indeed.
Reprint. Wallace advocates a 'pure Darwinism', using examples from the wild around the world to expand upon Darwin's dependence on evidence drawn from domesticated animals and plants. He tackles the arguments against evolution and considers in depth the concepts of natural selection and the "survival of the fittest". This work, based upon lectures given in the United States in 1885-7, proves that Wallace was not only a staunch ally of Darwin, but a heavyweight theorist in his own right.