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DARWIN, Charles.

The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species.

With illustrations.

London: John Murray, 1877 Stock Code: 142072
£1,500.00
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In the original cloth

First edition, published in a single issue of 1,250 copies in July 1877, with adverts dated either January or March 1877 without priority. One of Darwin's more technical books, much of the content had previously been published in journals.

Freeman notes that "had Darwin not chosen such genetically complex examples, he might have approached more nearly to an understanding of the laws of particulate inheritance".

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decorative bands gilt to spine, sides blocked in blind, dark brown coated endpapers. With the publisher's 32-page catalogue, dated March 1877, to the rear.

Illustrations

With 15 woodcuts and 38 tables in text.

Condition

20th-century bookplate of J. Cluny Harkness to front pastedown, shelfmark to spine. Expert discreet repair to hinges. Light peripheral wear, endpapers discoloured, contents unmarked. A very good copy.

Bibliography

Freeman 1277.

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