Author Rolle, F. Chs. Darwin's Lehre von der Enstehung der Arten im Pflanzen- und Thierreich in ihrer Anwendung auf die Schöpfungsgeschichte. dargestellt und erläutert. Mit Holzschnitten.
Published 1863
Item ID 12121
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Frankfurt am Main, Johann Christian Hermann, 1863. 8vo (21.0 x 13.3 cm). [vi], 274 pp.; several woodengravings in the text. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges. Very rare, early German contribution to the dissemination of Darwin's ideas in Germany by the palaeontologist and zoologist Friedrich Rolle (1827-1887): "Er gilt als Vorkämpfer eines neuen biologischen Denkens in Deutschland („Darwinist“)" (Wikepedia). The Stuttgart, Schweizerbart edition by H. G. Bronn (Freeman 672), is a direct translation of "The Origin", whereas Rolle's version is a more free translation of Darwin's ideas. The engravings include Leptoconchus jeageri (a gastropod species) and Chitonellus weinlandi (a chiton), both described by Rolle himself, as well as others such as Pterodactylus , and Dinotherium . Currently there are no other copies available on the internet. Boards a trifle rubbed. A very good, unmarked copy. Not in Freeman; not in Nissen; not in Ruhoff. Very rare, early contribution to the dissimination of Darwin's ideas in Germany