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Lot 7: Darwin, Erasmus. Temple of Nature

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Darwin, Erasmus.  Temple of Nature
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Description: Darwin, Erasmus. THE TEMPLE OF NATURE; OR, THE ORIGIN OF SOCIETY: A POEM, WITH PHILOSOPHICAL NOTES. London: for J. Johnson, 1803. 11" x 8.5". [4], 174, [2], 124 pp. + 4 engraved plates, including frontis. (Note: The divisional title leaf for the Additional Notes bound out of place.) Modern half-calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Title with repair of closed tear and fraying at upper margin, plates with corner-stains, some light tanning throughout, some light foxing in a few places, several leaves throughout with faded water-stains (mostly to inner margins), page 155 with tissue repair of long closed tear, else Very Good. ***************************** First edition of Darwin's influential scientific poem.

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