Lot 4: DARWIN, CHARLES. THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION, 1868 (2 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2 volumes, 8vo (221 x 138mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with 6 lines of errata in volume 1 and seven lines in volume 2 and single line imprint at foot of spine), 32pp. publishers' adverts dated April 1867 at end of volume 1 and 2pp. publisher's adverts dated February 1868 at end of volume 2, mostly unopened, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, very occasional spotting
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Literature: Freeman 877