Illustration: ‘The Sea And Its Wonders’ (1887)

The Sea And Its Wonders, “Sea And Land: The Wonderful and Curious Things of Nature Existing before and since the Deluge,” 1886. Published by Waverley Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill.

First color plate from one of my cherished books, containing all things “red in tooth and claw.” Plenty of red ink to share that violence. Published a century before folks started to rediscover Darwin’s actual message, which vastly favored the wonder of natural cooperation above competition.

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