By Robert Chambers; Alexander Ireland
Edinburgh & New York   W. & R. Chambers
7.5" by 5" xxxi, 418, lxxxii
A delightful and scarce copy of this best-selling and influential work by Robert Chambers, which paved the way for Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species'.
By Robert Chambers; Alexander Ireland

1884 Vestiges of the Natural History

Edinburgh & New York   W. & R. Chambers
7.5" by 5" xxxi, 418, lxxxii
A delightful and scarce copy of this best-selling and influential work by Robert Chambers, which paved the way for Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species'.
£1,200.00
: 0.75kgs / : 804R10

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Description

An Important Work, Decorative Binding, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

A twelfth edition of this scarce work, which was first published in seven hundred and fifty copies in 1844; this edition was the first to state the author's name. 

It united theories of stellar evolution with transmutation of species, going against theological trends of the day. 

Prince Albert allegedly read this work to Queen Victoria daily in 1845, and Abraham Lincoln was also impressed by it. Charles Darwin was an early reader, and himself suggested that the work paved the way for the publication of his 'On the Origin of Species'.

Written by Robert Chambers, best known for this work and as a publisher with his brother William Chambers.

Illustrated with vignette figures throughout. 

Condition

In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally very smart; a little bumped to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. A small perforation to the front board. Ownership bookplate to the front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have just the odd spot.

Very Good Indeed

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