New York: D. Appleton and Company, ca. 1902. Westminster edition (Appleton authorized edition). Hardcover. 1/1000. 63 volumes. Octavo. Privately bound in exquisite three-quarter gold-ruled maroon leather over marbled boards with finely tooled floral design in gold and green on spine. One raised band on each volume. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom edges. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece portraits / illustrations in each volume (except one volume, details below). Many of the frontispieces in gravure. Publisher's authorized edition of Selected Library of Modern Science with the major classic works by Darwin, Huxley, Spencer, Tyndall, and others. Some volumes illustrated with additional b/w reproductions of photographs, paintings, drawings and some facsimiles & maps (some partly colored in fold-out). Frontispieces and plates protected by tissue guards.
Following condition description does not apply to all volumes: Some age wear on bindings. Head of spine and raised band chipped. Rubbing to corners, parts of edges and tail of spines. Hinges tight. Bindings in overall good+, interior in very good to near fine condition. Item #29916
1) The Origin of Species. Vol. I. xxvi, 365pp. Sixth edition.
2) The Origin of Species. Vol. II. vii, 338pp.
3) The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin. Edited by his son Francis Darwin. Vol. I. viii, 558pp.
4) The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin. Edited by his son Francis Darwin. Vol. II. iv, 562pp.
5) Animals and Plants Under Domestication. Vol. I. xii, 461pp. Second edition.
6) Animals and Plants Under Domestication. Vol. II. vii, 478pp.
7) The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species. (1884). xxiv, 351pp. Second edition. Pages 350 & 351 partly stuck together due to dampness.
8) Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. With an appendix by Prof. T. G. Bonney. (1889). Third edition. xx, 366pp. With two partly colored fold-out maps.
9) Insectivorous Plants. (1888). Second edition. xiv, 376pp.
10) The Power of Movement in Plants. Assisted by Francis Darwin. x, 592pp.
11) Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America. xiii, 648pp. Second edition. Includes some fold-out plates, one in color.
12) Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. vi, 372pp.
13) The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms. vi, 326pp.
14) Journal of Researches into the History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle Round the World. (1845). xii, 512pp.
15) The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. (1874). Second edition. xvi, 688pp.
Thomas H. Huxley:
1) Methods and Results: Essays. (1893). viii, 430pp.
2) Evolution and Ethics and Other Essays. (1894). xv, 334pp.
3) Science and Education: Essays. (1893). ix, 451pp.
4) Discourses. Biological and Geological Essays. (1894). xv, 392pp.
5) Man's Place in Nature and Other Anthropological Essays. (1863). xv, 329pp.
6) Science and Christian Tradition: Essays. (1893). xxxiv, 419pp.
7) Hume with Helps to the Study of Berkeley: Essays. (1894). xiv, 321pp.
8) Science and Hebrew Tradition: Essays. (1893). xvi, 372pp.
9) Darwiniana. (1893). x, 475pp.
1) Fragments of Science. A Series of Detached Essays, Addresses, and Reviews. Vol. I. x, 452pp. Sixth edition.
2) Fragments of Science. A Series of Detached Essays, Addresses, and Reviews. Vol. II. v, 452pp.
3) Forms of Water in Clouds and Rivers, Ice and Glaciers. (1872). xxiii, 196pp.
4) Sound. (1875). 448pp. Third edition.
5) Hours of Exercise in the Alps. (1871). xi, , 481pp. First few leaves creased on top corner.
6) New Fragments. v, 500pp.
Andrew Dickson White:
1) A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom. Vol. I. (1896). xxiii, 415pp.
2) A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom. Vol. II. (1896). xiii, 474pp.
1) The Principles of Biology. Vol. I. (1898). Revised and enlarged edition. xii, 706pp.
2) The Principles of Biology. Vol. II. (1898). Revised and enlarged edition. viii, 663pp.
3) The Principles of Ethics. Vol. I. (1892). xviii, 572pp.
4) The Principles of Ethics. Vol. II. (1893). xiii, 505pp.
5) The Principles of Sociology. Vol. I. (1876). xii, 443pp. Third edition.
6) The Principles of Sociology. Vol. I-2. (1876). iv, 447-893pp.
7) The Principles of Sociology. Vol. II-1. (1886). xii, 441pp.
8) The Principles of Sociology. Vol. II-2. (1886). iv, 442-667, 175, 35pp.
9) The Principles of Sociology. Vol. II-3. (1896). viii, 645pp.
10) An Autobiography. Vol. I. 1904. xv, 655pp.
11) An Autobiography. Vol. II. 1904. vii, 613pp.
12) The Principles of Psychology. Vol. I. (1870). xii, 642pp. Third edition.
13) The Principles of Psychology. Vol. II. (1872). viii, 302pp.
14) The Principles of Psychology. Vol. II-2. iv, 305-696pp.
15) Social Statics. Abridged and revised together with The Man Versus the State. (1892). 431pp.
16) Facts and Comments. (1902). viii, 315pp. No frontispiece.
17) Education. Intellectual, Moral, and Physical. (1860). vii, 301pp.
18) First Principles. (1900). Sixth edition. xviii, 550pp.
W. Stanley Jevons:
Money and the Mechanism of Exchange. (1875). xviii, 342pp.
F. V. N. Painter:
A History of Education. (1886). xix, 343pp.
What is Electricity? (1896). vi, 315pp.
The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism. (1873). viii, 336pp.
Criminal Sociology. xx, 284pp.
Joseph Le Conte:
Evolution: Its Nature, Its Evidences, and its Relation to Religious Thought. (1891). Second edition. xxii, 382pp.
C. A. Young:
The Sun. (1895). Revised edition. xii, 375pp.
John William Draper:
The Conflict Between Religion and Science. (1874). xxiii, 373pp.
William Dwight Whitney:
Life and Growth of Language. An Outline of Linguistic Science. (1875). ix, 327pp.
Cesare Lombrosco & Guglielmo Ferrero:
The Female Offender. xxvi, 313pp. Introduction by W. Douglas Morrison.
Edward B. Taylor:
Anthropology. An Introduction to the Study of Man and Civilization. (1881). xv, 448pp.
Responsibility in Mental Disease. xi, 338pp.
David A. Wells:
Recent Economic Changes and Their Effect on the Production and Distribution of Wealth and the Well-Being of Society. (1889). xii, 493pp.