WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Darwinism. An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection with Some of its Applications. Macmillan and Co., 1889.
8vo. Original green cloth, gilt rules and lettering to spine, dark-green marbled endpapers, edges speckled; pp. xvi, 494, [2 (advertisements)], frontispiece portrait, colour-printed folding map by Stanford, London, 37 black and white illustrations; previous owner's inkstamps to prelim and half title, very good.
Second edition. Thirty years after the publication of On the Origin of Species, 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 1885-1887, demonstrates that Wallace was not only a staunch ally of Darwin, but an important evolutionary theorist in his own right.
BM(NH) V, p. 2257; Waller 11034; Wood p. 617.