[New Haven: E. Hayes], 1860. First edition, an offprint from the first appearance in the July, 1860 issue of the American Journal of Science and Arts. 8vo, bound into later glassine wrappers, 13 pages. A bit browned and shaken; a very good copy. Item #9521
The Harvard legal scholar addresses natural selection, restating Darwin's theories and advocating a sort of "intelligent design" response, with a brief allusion to Oliver Wendell Holmes's arguments on the matter. Additionally interesting in light of Parson's published Swedenborgian beliefs.