Search results for: 'DARWIN, Charles'
DARWIN, Charles. On the various contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing.
London : 1862First edition, first issue, with advertisements dated December 1861. It is Darwin's first book after the Origin of Species, and the first volume of supporting evidence - it attributes the symbiosis between orchids and insects to natural selection. Darwin wrote to his publisher that "I think this little volume will do good to the 'Origin', as it shows... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 137117
DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,
London : 1859First edition of "the most influential scientific work of the 19th century" (Horblit) and "certainly the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), in which Darwin explained his concept of evolutionary adaptation through natural selection, which would become the foundation of modern evolutionary theory; 1,250 copies were printed.
"The... Learn More£225,000.00
Stock Code: 138146
DARWIN, Charles; Robert Fitzroy; Philip Parker King. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle,
London : 1839First edition, first issue throughout (spines lettered "Colburn, London", the Darwin volume with the omission of the letters F.R.S. after his name on the second title); this set formerly the copy of the Bodleian library in Oxford, with their duplicate de-accession labels, stamps, and marks to the front endpapers and early leaves of each volume.
The... Learn More£85,000.00
Stock Code: 142669
DARWIN, Erasmus. The Poetical Works.
London : 1806First edition of this posthumous collection placing Darwin's exuberant and eccentric inquiry into the Linnaean system in rhyming couplets alongside his poetic speculations on evolution, the whole much enlivened by numerous plates including a number by Blake and Fuseli. A wide-margined, ?large paper copy in a handsome Regency binding from the library... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 141677
BABBAGE, Charles. Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on some of its Causes.
London : 1830First octavo edition, in the original boards, of the author's scathing and sensational critique of the English scientific establishment; presentation copy to a Continental colleague, inscribed by Babbage on the front free endpaper "To M. Nicollet from the Author". Joseph Nicolas Nicollet is a fitting recipient, as a member of the Bureau des longitudes,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131351
MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
London : 1806Third edition, in an extraordinarily fresh contemporary binding, the first edition to be published in two octavo volumes, the format which was to remain the standard in Malthus's lifetime.
This third edition has important alterations and additions, particularly the appendix, in which Malthus replied to some of his many critics; it follows the... Learn More£7,000.00
Stock Code: 142661