A monograph on the fossil Lepadidae or, Pedunculated Cirripedes of Great Britain + A monograph of the fossil Balanidae and Verrucidae of Great Britain (First edition)

By Darwin, Charles

SKU# 19451

$ 2,000.00

Pp. vi, 88, index, 5 full page engraved plates each with content leaves, + pp. (iv), 44, (2), 2 full page plates with content leaves, 8 woodcuts.  Early one-half brown morocco leather over green cloth-covered boards with green matching endpapers, spine with 5 raised bands with gilt-decorations in four compartments and gilt lettering in two compartments, 4to.  Freeman #339.  This work completed Darwin’s extensive study of barnacles and related organisms.  This work gave him insights into the study of morphology, taxonomy, and evolution that he used when completing the “The Origin of Species” five years later.  The volume is in a fine period-style binding.  From the research collection of herpetologist Lauren E. Brown, with his signature dated August 26, 2009, on the front blank endpaper.  Rare.

Publisher Palaeontographical Society
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1851-1854
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description Light edge wear, a touch of sunning to the leather of one corner; a tight and clean copy in fine condition.
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