Reprint; Octavo; G+/G+; Spine is black with white block text; DJ has general shelf wear, age-toning, some open and closed tears, scratches, and marks, creases, design is clear; Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, foxing, some marks and scratches, content is clear; pp 226. Rockville.
pp. x, 266; frontispiece portrait of Mivart. Publisher's original red cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, original pictorial black dust jacket, lettered in white on the spine and front panel, lg 8vo. "Sir Saint George Jackson Mivart is one of the forgotten heroes of the nineteenth-century biological battle. Overshadowed by Huxley, Haeckel, and Darwin, Mivart also deserves recognition for contributing to the triumph of modern biology over pre-Darwinian science. In this account of a mind in conflict, Gruber does justice to a long-neglected figure who epitomizes who epitomizes the tragedy of other Victorian scientists" (from the dust jacket flap). Name sticker of Adele Bakovsky on the front pastedown. A near fine copy in a slightly edgeworn and chipped good dust jacket.
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