Louis Agassiz Inscription from RJO’s Library

[Image: Louis Agassiz autograph inscription on review of Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’]

Presentation inscription, “Dr. Ch[arles?] Beck | from the author,” on a separate reprint edition of Louis Agassiz’s review of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species. The review was originally published in the American Journal of Science and Arts, 30: 142–154, July 1860. As the founder of Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Swiss-American naturalist Agassiz was Darwin’s most prominent scientific opponent in the United States.

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