The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the action of worms; with observations on their habits
By Darwin, Charles
Pp. vii, 328, 1-page inserted advertisements at end. Publisher’s original forest green cloth with spine lettered in gilt and with ornate gilt decorations at the top and bottom of the spine, the front and rear cloth-covered boards have blind-stamped border decorations, brown clay-coated endpapers, 8vo. This is Freeman 1362; it is the sixth thousand (corrected) of the first edition. This is the last book Darwin published as he died on 19 April 1882 at age 73, less than seven months after this work was published on October 10, 1881. There is an old signature of the first owner on the top of the title page. No other ownership marks.
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Edition||First edition, sixth thousand (corrected)|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Scattered foxing to the endpapers, light edge wear to cloth at the head and foot of the spine, a very good copy.|