Venus Physique by Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis

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An early attempt at a materialistic explanation of the origin of species. This work anticipated Darwin by a century.

[Paris], 1751.
[6], 240 pp.
Sixth Edition.
Full leather. Very good.
Some scuffing to edge of covers, hinges cracked. Notations in pen on back of front endpapers. Second title page present (opposite p. 150).