Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press, 1892. Contemporary engravings. Fifth Thousand. Leather with gilt-stamping. 2 volumes, 8vos, black leather bindings with gold stamped lettering on spine, Vol. I: frontispiece engraving of the author & 21 engravings & maps, plus Vol. II: 33 engravings & maps;,Vol. I: xxxvi + 1-516pp. & Vol. II: xxiv + -631 pages. Fine / None. Item #3132
John Fiske (1842 - 1901) was a prolific Harvard-educated American historian, philosopher, and early exponent of Darwinism and evolution. Among his several books were: An Outline of Cosmic Philosophy Based on the Doctrine of Evolution (1874); Darwinism and Other Essays (1874, enlarged 1885); Excursions of an Evolutionist (1883); The Critical Period of American History (1883); Old Virginia and Her Neighbors (1897); A Century of Science and other Essays (1899); and Civil Government in the United States Considered with Some Reference to its Origins (1901).
CLEAN TIGHT BRIGHT 2 Volume set; attractively rebound in leather, though the gilt is of an inexpensive variety.
Rebound in leather.