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

by Darwin, Charles

  • Hardback
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  • Catalogue No : 44621
  • Published : 1875
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xiv, 473, (1); x, 495, (1) + 32


Second edition, revised. Fourth thousand. First issue of the second edition. The text was extensively altered for this edition and it constitutes the final form of the text. 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. 32-page publisher's catalogue at rear of Vol. II, dated January 1879.

Freeman 880.


2 vols, cr. 8vo, orig. cloth, spines gt, lightly rubbed to extremities. Vol. I.: hinges cracked but still firm; crease to corner of rear endpaper; slight foxing to flyleaf/title; Vol. II: very small puncture mark to top edge of front board of Vol. II (not penetrating to inner face). From the library of Keith Hyatt (d. 2021), acarologist at the Natural History Museum, London, with his ownership stamp to endpapers. A very good, bright set.

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