LOUIS AGASSIZ - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 80639
LOUIS AGASSIZ Small clipped signature of scientist Louis Aggasiz Clipped signature: "L. Agassiz". Black ink notations in top corners in unknown hand. 2½x1½ , thin paper. Born in French-speaking Switzerland and
Sale Price $180.00
Small clipped signature of scientist Louis Aggasiz
Clipped signature: "L. Agassiz". Black ink notations in top corners in unknown hand. 2½x1½ , thin paper. Born in French-speaking Switzerland and educated at European universities, Agassiz (1807-1873) accepted a Professorship at Harvard (1848) and spent the rest of his life promoting American science. He made highly influential studies of fossil fish and glaciers, coining the term "Ice Age" to describe an ancient era of extensive glaciation. Although his fossil studies were used by others to support Darwin's Theory of Evolution, Agassiz never accepted that doctrine. He espoused catastrophism, believing that new species emerged after such upheavals, and defined a species as "a thought of God". Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Small tears at notations (do not touch signature). Irregular edges. Light tear at left edge. Otherwise in fine condition. Fragile.
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