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The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Vol. I-II

by Darwin, Charles

  • Hardback £250.00
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  • Catalogue No : 37357
  • Published : 1888
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xiv, 473, (1); x, 495
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 43 woodcuts


2nd edition, revised. Sixth thousand. The text was extensively altered for the second edition, which first appeared in 1875, and this was the final form of the text; later issues (including this one) being produced from stereos. Darwin includes a 'Table of Principal additions and Corrections' (Vol. I, pp. xiii-xiv), 'for the sake of those who may possess the first edition of this book' - Preface.

Freeman 889.


2 vols, cr. 8vo, cont. half calf, marbled boards, edges and endpapers, raised bands to spines, gilt tooled dec. to compartments. Some scuffing and minor wear to extremities, boards rubbed. An attractive set. Original owner's name to endpaper, 'Donald Scott, L.B. & S.C. Railway, Forest Hill Station'.

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