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DARWIN, Charles.

The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects....

Second edition, revised. Fourth Thousand. With illustrations.

Availability: In stock

Published: London John Murray, 1888

Stock Code: 128813

£650
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Notes

Second edition, fourth thousand. The text of the second edition was altered and significantly enlarged from the first, and includes a paper prepared for the first French edition of 1870 (the paper itself was published in 1869). Darwin's next book after the Origin, the first of the volumes of supporting evidence, attributing the evolution of the symbiosis between flowers and insects to natural selection. Darwin wrote to Murray on 24 September 1861 that "this little volume will do good to the 'Origin', as it will show that I have worked hard at details" (Freeman, p. 112).

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in gilt, frames blocked in blind to covers, endpapers renewed.

Illustrations

With 38 text woodcuts. With Murray's 32-page catalogue at the end dated November 1886.

Condition

Minor wear to toned spine ends and very tips, slight rubbing to edges and covers, light fading to covers, occasional faint foxing, a very good, bright, copy.

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