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VARIATION OF ANIMALS & PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION BY CHARLES DARWIN 1868 1ST ED.
UK: John Murray, 1868. Near fine condition. [DARWIN, CHARLES]. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. London: John Murray, 1868. Hardcover. First edition, first impression (denoted by one-line imprints on foot of spines; 5 lines of errata in volume I and 7 lines of errata in volume II; terminal publisher's catalogues - vol. I with 32p. advertisements for John Murray's books dated April 1867; vol. II with 2p. advertisements dated February 1868). In two volumes, complete. Octavo (8°) (214 x 132 mm), pp. [3], [iv-viii], 411, (32); [3], [iv-viii], 486, (2). Publisher's original green cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spines, blind-panelled covers, bottom edges trimmed, other edges untrimmed, coated endpapers. Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross. 43 wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Index to rear in double columns. Partially removed binders sticker to rear pastedown of vol. I. Condition: NEAR FINE. Collate complete, some leaves remain uncut, the bindings secure and square, minor bumping to spine ends and points, covers and contents remarkably clean, faintest touch of foxing to endpapers, coated endpapers with some marking, without inking or bookplates. Scarce thus. Listing notes: First edition, first issue, with the relevant issue points as called for by Freeman. The first issue, consisting of 1,500 copies, was published in January 1868 and was followed by a second the next month. This work "intended to provide overwhelming evidence for the ubiquity of variation" and refuted the idea "that variations had not … [Click Below for Full Description]
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