Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

William James Linton:

91) Darwiniads Selected.

Hamden / CT 1892

8-page pamphlet with printed stiff wrappers. Limited edition of 25 copies.

The collection of poetic squibs is aimed at Darwin’s theories about the origin of man. It is illustrated with some funny vignettes including a bat as symbol of Darwin’s baneful theories. Linton’s editorial occupation with evolutionism would last the next four years. In 1895 he published the Darwinian poem Of a Mollusc and in 1896 he wrote a review on Darwin’s Descent Of Man.