The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, in 2 volumes, complete
By Darwin, Charles
Pp. (Vol. I): (ii), xiv, 473, (1), 43 text-figures (line-drawings); pp. (Vol. II) (ii), x, 495 (1), 32 (advertisements dated January, 1876). Publisher’s original dark-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and stamped in blind on the front and rear covers, original brown clay-coated endpapers, sm 8vo. This is the second edition, revised, fourth thousand (Freeman 880). In this work, the first issue of the second edition, Darwin presents his theory of pangenesis for the first time. The volume is mildly ex-library from the Birmingham Natural History and Microscopical Society with a bookplate on the front pastedown, and a small oval ink stamp on the front free endpaper and on the upper outer corner of the title page and with very small gilt letters, B. N. H. & M. S., at the base of the spine.
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|Condition Description||Small cracks to the front and rear inner joints of volume 1, endpapers of both volumes with some marginal fading, light edge wear to cloth at the head and foot of the spine and to outer joints; overall a bright and clean copy in very good condition.|