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The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants [From the JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY]

by Darwin, Charles

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  • Catalogue No : 35100
  • Published : 1865
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : (2), 118


Rare first edition offprint issue of Darwin's work on climbing plants. The first edition of this work was published on June 12 1865, and occurs in three forms - all from the same setting of type. The first makes up most of a double part (Nos 33 and 34) of Vol. 9 of the 'Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany'. It was also issued simultaneously as an offprint which occurs in two distinct forms. Both have tipped in title leaves which differ in the note on the source of the original, and the publisher's imprint. The copy offered here is Freeman's first form (834) with the note on the source of the original given as [From the JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY], and the imprint the same as that of the part, except that it has been reset and there is no comma after Roberts. This is the commercial offprint which was offered for sale by the Linnean Society at 4s. The second form of the offprint is assumed to be the author's offprint, of which Freeman had only seen one copy. (Freeman, J. Soc. Biblphy nat. Hist. (1973) 6(4): 293). The two forms of the offprint also differ in the wrapper, however, this copy is bound without the wrapper.

The second edition of this work was published in book form by John Murray in 1875 and is a revised and enlarged version of this paper.

Freeman 834.


8vo (219x140mm), recent half calf, marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Occasional pencil marginalia. Fine copy.

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