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120375
DARWIN, Charles.

Insectivorous Plants....

With illustrations.

Availability: In stock

Published: London John Murray, 1875

Stock Code: 120375

£3,000
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, from the first impression of 1,000 copies. "These meticulous studies form a minor contribution to the evolutionary series by the study of the adaptations of such plants to impoverished conditions... The book was published on 2 July 1875, in a standard binding without inserted advertisements. It is stated that 3,000 were printed, of which 2,700 were sold to the trade at once. This cannot be strictly true because both the second and third thousands of the same year stated their thousands on the title pages" (Freeman).

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Description

Octavo. Original green bead-grain cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spine, blind-panelled covers, bottom edge trimmed, others untrimmed, brown coated endpapers.

Illustrations

With 30 wood-engraved illustrations in the text.

Condition

Contemporary ownership inscription of James N. MacDougall (dated 1876) to half-title, MacDougall Library bookplate (Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders) and 2 botanical newspaper clippings to front endpapers. Spine gently rolled, slight rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned, light foxing to prelims and endmatter, a very good, partially unopened copy.

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