The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. Authorized Westminster Edition. Charles DARWIN.

The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. Authorized Westminster Edition.

New York, NY: D. Appleton and Company, no date [circa 1890s]. [Natural History] LIMITED EDITION. Two volumes. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.[4] xii; 461 [1]; pp.[4] viii; 478 [2]. With 43 in-text illustrations to volume I, and a black and white photographic frontispiece to each volume. Number 127 of 1000 copies thus. Publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt titles to spines. Top edges gilt; others untrimmed. Attractive copies printed on good paper. Spines toned and rubbed. Very good. Naturalist Charles Darwin's evolution-related experiments and investigations culminated in five main books on plants, of which 'Variation' was the first (1868), followed by 'Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants' (1875), 'Insectivorous Plants' (1875), 'The Different Forms of Flowers' (1877), and 'The Power of Movement In Plants' (1880). This copy reproduces the text of the Second Edition. Item #60033

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