New York: Leonard Scott Publishing Company, 1867. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 282, 282 pp. 4to. Three quarter leather binding with light tan corners and spine, gold embossed titling on dark black and dark red patches, five raised bands. Marbled paper insets to front and rear boards, marbled endpapers. Clean within. Very Good.
Fleeming Jenkin (1833-1885) was an English engineer and scientist who discovered and exposed an error in Darwin's statement of his Theory of Evolution. Not knowing about genetics, Darwin believed that evolution took place through the "blending" of inherited characteristics. Jenkin showed that this blending would lead to the inability of individual mutations to survive in the population.