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The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants - Charles DARWIN - 1882. [1199868]
John Murray, 1882. 8vo., Second Edition, Third Thousand, with 13 woodcuts in the text, small inoffensive label scars to front free endpaper; original green arches-style cloth, gilt back, chocolate endpapers, uncut, small skilful repair to bottom of backstrip, a remarkably well-preserved, bright, crisp copy. With 32pp publisher's catalogue (dated January 1882) bound in at end. The woodcut illustrations are by George Darwin, the author's son. The first printing of the first edition was in Vol. IX of the Journal of the Linnean Society of London (dated 1867 but issued in 1865). The second edition, the first in book form (greatly revised and enlarged) was published in 1875 with a second 'Thousand' (actually only 500 copies) in the following year. The present edition is the first to carry the author's appendix to the Preface, and a five-line list of errata on last leaf of Contents. Since these refer to author's errors rather than to literals and remain uncorrected through subsequent reprintings from stereos, this represents the final text of the work. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Freeman (Darwin), 222; Freeman (BNHB), 909.
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