The Variation of Animal and Plants under Domestication, in two volumes (second edition)
By Darwin, Charles
Pp. xiv, 473; x, 495, 43 woodcuts, 32 pages inserted advertisements at end dated November 1880. 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 880; it is the second edition, revised, fourth thousand. In this work, the first issue of the second edition, Darwin presents his theory of pangenesis for the first time. Armorial bookplate of Stacey Southerden Burn on the front attached endpaper of each volume. No other ownership marks and no signs of use.
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Edition||Second edition, fourth thousand|
|Number of Volumes||2|
|Condition Description||A touch of rubbing to two outer corners; a very bright and clean copy in near fine condition.|