"Darwin's Origin of Species" [Review in]: The London Quarterly Review, Volume 108 July-October, 1860

New York: Leonard Scott & Co. 1860.

Price: $3,200.00

American edition. Octavo. [2], v, 316pp. Ex-library copy bound in dark blue cloth boards with bookplate and a few scattered ink stamps, else very good. Contains the first American appearance of Samuel Wilberforce's famous review of Darwin's Origin of the Species in the July number: "Art. VII.-On the Origin of Species, by means of Natural Selection; or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. By Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S. London, 1860." (pp. 118-138). This is article which set the stage for Bishop Wilberforce's legendary debate with T.H. Huxley in June 1860. Also of importance in the October number is James Craigie's review of "Eliot's Novels" (Scenes of Clerical Life, Adam Bede, and The Mill on the Floss), and Samuel Smiles article on "Workmen's Earnings and Savings" in the July number. Other noteworthy selections included in this volume are articles on the living conditions of the London Poor ("The Missing Link and the London Poor"), "Stonehenge," and "The Cape and South Africa."

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"Darwin's Origin of Species" [Review in]: The London Quarterly Review, Volume 108 July-October, 1860. Samuel WILBERFORCE, , Samuel Smiles, James Craigie Robertson.