THE RIDDLE OF THE UNIVERSE: At the Close of the Nineteenth Century. Ernst HAECKEL.

THE RIDDLE OF THE UNIVERSE: At the Close of the Nineteenth Century

New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth. Gilt titles to front, spine. No dust jacket. Mild handling wear. Extensive marginalia in pencil, mounted illustrated clippings to endpapers. Overall sound, clean. Very good. Item #15556

First American printing of the influential work from 19th and early 20th Century Austrian biologist-philosopher. Ownership inscription of Dr. J.C. Hoffman of Chicago to title page. A 1906 Collier's article identifies Hoffman as a noted "quack" physician, advertising in local papers a "never-failing, harmless home cure" for addiction to morphine, opium, or laudanum that, upon investigation, proved to be nothing more than morphine disguised. With several mounted anatomical illustrations to endpapers and marginalia in his hand throughout. 390pp.

Price: $35.00

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