SPENCER Herbet (1904.)
£350.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. 8vo. xii, 556; ix, , 542,  pp., frontispiece portraits, with tissue guards, of Spencer to both volumes, with further illustrations throughout. Original blue-green cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, top edges in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. An exceptionally fine copy. London, Williams & Norgate.
A most handsome copy of the philosopher and sociologist Herbert Spencer's Autobiography in which he "fully acknowledged the intellectual pre-eminence of Darwin, and blamed himself for the combination of idées fixes and failure to look at the evidence that had debarred him from cottoning on to the hypothesis of 'natural selection' forty years before" (ODNB).
Stock Code: 235148