Two essays: one upon single vision with two eyes; the other on dew . . . Modern buckram. William Charles Wells.
Two essays: one upon single vision with two eyes; the other on dew . . . Modern buckram.

Two essays: one upon single vision with two eyes; the other on dew . . . Modern buckram.

Publisher Information: London: Archibald Constable & Co., 1818. lxxiv, [2], 439pp., plus 16-page publisher's catalogue. 226 x 138 mm. Modern buckram. Very good. First collected edition. This collection includes the first printing of Wells's "Account of a female of the white race. . . ," which contains the first recognizable statement of the principle of natural selection. In this study of an albino negro woman, Wells assumed a biological evolution of the human species, drawing an analogy between man's selective breeding of domestic animal varieties and nature's selection of varieties of men best suited to various climates. Darwin was not familiar with Wells's paper when he published the first edition of the Origin, but it was later called to his attention, and Darwin paid tribute to Wells's pioneering statement in the historical introduction to the third edition of the Origin. Garrison-Morton 216.2. Norman 2200. Book Id: 41907

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