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DARWIN, Charles

Editore: John Murray, London (1859)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. With 1 folding plate. Half-morocco over marbled boards of the period. An excellent copy inscribed by Leonard Darwin, Charles Darwin's son, with related material bound in at the end, including a 2-page letter signed by Darwin, and an unrecorded offprint of a paper on Darwin's work. Preserved in a half-morocco solander box (see provenance). First edition, first issue, of Darwin's historic and pioneering work on the theory of evolution; certainly the most important biological book ever written. Bound in: 1. Half-title inscribed by Leonard Darwin: This is the first edition of the Origin -- written by my father -- containing a passage on p. 184 which he always regretted to have omitted in later editions -- 10 April 1927. Refers to the black bear and the possibility of their development by natural selection into aquatic animals, reprinted in the first four American editions (Osborn, Book Collector, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 77-78 (1960); Freeman, p. 76).2. ALS. Charles Darwin to Lady Drysdale. [ca. 1859]. 2 pp. (possibly lacking 1 page). The letter is addressed to the mother-in-law of Dr. Lane, whose Moor Park spas Darwin and his wife frequented after 1857. The letter was probably written while Darwin was at a hydropathic spa in Ilkley, Yorkshire from October to December, 1859. At that time Lane was moving to Sudbrooke Park, Surrey, which Darwin and his wife visited the following year.3. ALS. George Augustus Rowell to Sir James Emerson Tennent (of Tempo Manor). 3 Alfred Street, Oxford, December 12, 1860. 3 pages.4. ROWELL, George Augustus. "Mr. Darwin's Theory." Reprinted from the Oxford Chronicle of Dec. 8, 1860. 8 pp.First edition of this unrecorded offprint on Darwin's theory of how instincts are neither endowed nor learned, but a result of "accidental natural selection." Rowell states that Darwin fails to sufficiently support his case, and "actually his examples of the cuckoo and the bee sting demonstrate the wisdom of the Creator." Interestingly enough, the author unwittingly offers further evidence in support of Darwin's theory.Provenance: This copy of the Origin was presented to Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869), best known for his works on the natural history of Ceylon, by George Augustus Rowell (1804-1892), underkeeper of the Ashmolean and of the Oxford University Museum. The Rowell letter notes that he became despondent about his scientific work and burned all his manuscripts, papers and apparatus. He eventually changed his mind, and in 1862 published a second edition of his pamphlet on pain. A slip bound in at the end by Sir Charles Langham, Baronet of Tempo Manor notes that Leonard Darwin had signed the book while visiting him, and that in 1946, the book was appraised at £ 20. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 199; Freeman, 373; Printing & the Mind of Man, 344b. Codice libro della libreria 13831

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Charles Darwin

Editore: John Murray, London (1860)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, London, 1860. Decorative Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Presentation copy to Frederick Moore on behalf of Charles Darwin.No foxing, no repairs, rubbing to spine head and corner. Bright title and cover clothe. Very nice condition. Rather than describe the condition in minute detail here, please ask for a full set of photos and catalogue. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 01267

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Darwin, Charles

Editore: D. Appleton and Company, New York (1860)

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Descrizione libro: D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1860. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the First Issue of the American Edition. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with minor wear to the edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this First Edition in collector's condition. We buy Darwin First Editions. Codice libro della libreria ABE-14746514032

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DARWIN, CHARLES.

Editore: New York: D. Appleton, 1860 (1860)

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Descrizione libro: New York: D. Appleton, 1860, 1860. First American Edition; first issue. Minor scattered foxing and spotting; small label removed from the top corner of the front paste-down; fraying at the extremities strengthened; an excellent copy. Codice libro della libreria 25274

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Darwin, Charles.

Editore: D. Appleton and Co: NY (1860)

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Descrizione libro: D. Appleton and Co: NY, 1860. Folding chart, 8 x 5, pebbled greenish cloth, 432 pp with index, covers rubbed, extremities professionally repaired with matching green cloth, spine dull, inner hinges starting to crack, bookplates (front: Detroit architect Theodore Hinchman; rear: handwritten Detroit bookseller plate), first 16 pp insect damaged at lower fore corner, water stained at lower margins throughout, folding plate browned, contents toned with scatered spotting, couple of ink marks on p147 else a decent, collectible copy of the FIRST AMERICAN ED, FIRST STATE (with only two notices opposite title page). Codice libro della libreria 98-6483

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Darwin, Charles

Editore: D. Appleton and Company, New York (1860)

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Descrizione libro: D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1860. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fair+. No Jacket. First Thus. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST STATE, with only two notices opposite the title page; no dj; from the library of the linguist Glenn Gilbert, with Gilbert's inscribed bookplate laid in, pencilled writing on the inside covers and endpapers by booksellers and former owners, otherwise unmarked, original binding has rear hinge almost loose, front hinge shows cracked paper but still firmly attached, edges darkened and rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, top of spine has 8 cm of spine cover missing, bottom of spine has 3 mm missing, internally some foxing but generally in good condition, overall rating Fair+; a sought after volume by collectors of Darwin, the theory of natural selection, and the history of biology, also the transfer of Darwin's ideas to the United States; original blind stamped pebble green cloth; 8vo -- 212 millimeters tall; 432 numbered pages, plus folding chart after p. 108. Codice libro della libreria 002847

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, 1860. 8vo., Fifth Thousand, [Second Edition], with folding diagram, neat contemporary signature in pencil at head of title, with second pencilled signature lower down, front free endpaper a little chafed at fore-edge, three or four small fox-spots each on half-title, title and diagram; original green cloth, boards elaborately blocked in blind, gilt back, , brown endpapers, uncut, expertly recased with original endpapers preserved, a remarkably bright, fresh copy in minimally restored publisher's binding. With 32pp publisher's catalogue (dated January, 1860) bound in at end, and the binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants on rear paste-down. The second edition is not so named on title but simply labelled 'Fifth Thousand'; Freeman records that 3000 copies were printed following the 1250 copies of the first edition. Although Darwin considered this edition a rapid revision to meet demand, his changes are much more than mere correction. The most famous alteration is the dilution of the whale bear passage on p.184, which Darwin later regretted although he never restored it. With the signed and ruled advertisements which Freeman considers the first issue. Freeman 113 variant a; Freeman F376. Codice libro della libreria 28009

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DARWIN, CHARLES. - ["THE MOST IMPORTANT BIOLOGICAL BOOK EVER WRITTEN" (FREEMAN)]

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Descrizione libro: S.-Peterburg, 1864. 8vo. Bound in a beautiful recent pastiche-binding of red half calf with blue marbled paper over boards. Five raised bands and elegant gilding to spine. End-papers renewed. A bit of damp staining and a bit of brownspotting. A very nice and fine copy. XIV, 399, (1) pp. + 4 pp. of advertisements + 1 plate. Rare first edition of the first Russian translation of Darwin's "Origin of Species", a main reason for the widespread effect of Darwinism in Russia, where the theory met less resistance in the 1860'ies than it did in Western Europe. In Russia Darwinism had a profound influence not only upon the different sciences, but also on philosophy, economic and political thought, and the great literature of the period. For instance, both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky referenced Darwin in their most important works, as did numerous other thinkers of the period."In 1864, S.A. Rachinsky, professor of plant physiology at St. Petersburg University, produced the first Russian translation of the "Origin". Although not a masterpiece of translation art, the book sold out so quickly that in 1865 it went through a second printing. By this time Darwin's ideas were discussed not only by scientists but also by such popular writers as Dmitri Pisarev and M. A. Antinovich." (Glick, p. 232). Rachinsky began translating the "Origin" in 1862 and wrote an important article on the theories presented in it, while working on the translation. This article and the translation of the "Origin" into Russian were responsible for the great success and rapid, widespread knowledge of Darwinian theory of evolution in Russia. "Darwin was concerned that the "Origin of Species" reach naturalists across the world, but translations of that complicated work raised problems for Darwin. If he found it difficult to make the reader "understand what is meant" in England and America, at least in those two countries he and the reader were discussing the "Origin of Species" in the same language. Foreign language editions raised not only the thorny question of translating Darwinian terms, but also the problem of translators, who often thought it proper to annotate their editions to explain the "significance" of Darwinism. The first Russian translation of the "Origin of Species" (1864) appeared, however, without any comment whatever by the translator, Sergei A. Rachinsky, professor of botany at the University of Moscow. Rachinsky had begun the translation in 1862 and published an article on Darwinism while continuing work on the translation in 1863." (Rogers, p. 485). In the year of publication of the translation, 1864, Pisarev wrote a long article in "The Russian Word", which purports to be a review of this translation; the critic complains about the absence of notes and commentaries by the translator. Pisarev furthermore points to several errors in the translation and to numerous infelicities of expression. Acknowledging the importance of the work, however, and of the spreading of Darwinism in Russia, he goes on in his own essay to provide a much more popular account of Darwin's theory and to impress upon his readers its revolutionary significance.Nikolai Strakhov also reviewed the translation immediately upon publication, acknowledging the effect it would have. Strakhov, however, recognized potential dangers inherent in the theory and expressed them in his review of Rachinsky's translation. He praised the work for its thoroughness and rejoiced in the evidence that man constituted the highest stage of organic development; but then he went on to argue that by moving into questions of philosophy and theology, the Darwinists were exceeding the limits of scientific evidence. Like Pisarev, Tolstoy enthusiastically embraced Darwinism. "The first mention of Darwin in Tolstoy's literary "Nachlass" is found in one of the drafts to "War and Peace". There Darwin is listed, apparently quite favorably, among leading thinkers "working toward new truth" [.] Thus by the late 1860's the na. Codice libro della libreria 49697

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Descrizione libro: Folding lithographed diagram. 8vo, orig. pale green cloth (head & foot of spine with slightest chipping, occasional unimportant foxing), covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. New York: D. Appleton, 1860. First American edition, "second issue" with three quotations on verso of half-title. A very good and bright copy preserved in a slip-case. ? Freeman 378. For the first edition, see Horblit 23b; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 199; and Printing & the Mind of Man 344b. Codice libro della libreria 3609

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On the Origin of Species by Means: Darwin, Charles

Darwin, Charles

Editore: D. Appleton (1860)

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Descrizione libro: D. Appleton, 1860. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1st American ed., first state with two quotations facing title page instead of three; folding lithographic plate at p. 108. [Freeman no. 377]8vo, publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt titles on spine. Good: several small chips at top and bottom of spine; light 1/2" damp-stain along upper fore-edge of front cover; spine titles lightly faded; corners rubbed; front hinge partially split but still intact; contemporaneous penciled signature on FEP; damp-stain at top of rear end papers and several small damp-stains on fore-edge. Text block is generally clean and tight with practically no foxing. From approximately mid-point to end there is some very light damp-stain to top of pages. Codice libro della libreria 021503

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Charles Darwin

Editore: John Murray, London (1860)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, London, 1860. Decorative Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. A tightly bound, repaired copy. Some wear to corners. Front and rear covers are very good. Label of Mudie's Subscription Library to front cover. NB - there are no internal library indicators.) Original binding has been rebacked using vintage cloth and the original spine has been preserved. A little loss, especially to the lower left corner, but expertly repaired. Binding tight. Original endpapers have new hinges, using matching vintage paper. Foxing to early pages. Paper repair to half-title - at some stage an attempt to remove a previous ink name resulted in a small hole which has been covered using archival acid-free tissue. Scattered foxing and soiling throughout - nothing too serious or unsightly. Original folding diagram is in good condition, with some foxing spots. Closed marginal tears to p. 24 and p.203 have been professionally repaired. A good copy which was part of the subscription business that helped to ensure Darwin's phenomenal success. Charles Edward Mudie (1818 – 1890), an English publisher and founder of Mudie's Lending Library and Mudie’s Subscription Library, was the son of a second-hand bookseller and newsagent. In 1842, he began to lend books to students at the University of London, charging subscribers one guinea per year (see photo) for the right to borrow one volume of a book at a time. This proved so successful that in 1852 he moved his "Select Library" to larger premises at 509, 510 & 511 New Oxford Street, at its junction with Museum Street and Hart Street, just a few yards south of the British Museum (as advertised on the label on this copy). Mudie was crucial to the success of scientific works such as Darwin's. In November 1859, he bought up 500 copies of the first edition of the Origin of Species (quite remarkable considering that only 1250 copies were printed - this represents 40% of the entire print run). As well as having a notable affect on Darwin's confidence (see quote below) this gave his landmark work, from the outset, a much wider audience than he would otherwise have enjoyed. Darwin himself acknowledged this and indeed those 500 copies could have been read, conceivably, by thousands of different subscribers. Mudie's Subscription Library was a key player in the dissemination of subsequent editions of the Origin and all of Darwin's other books (Mudie admired Darwin so much that he invited him to dine, but Darwin declined). Though his fiction list had a famously prudish reputation, Mudie revelled in the controversy that evolutionary theory created and stocked a wide range of evolutionary works by other authors - such as Lyell, Huxley and Lubbock - during the remainder of the 19th Century. "It is a wonderful thing the whole edition selling off at once & Mudie taking 500 copies. Your father says he shall never think small beer of himself again & that candidly he does think it very well written". Emma Darwin, in a letter to William Erasmus Darwin. (late Nov. 1859) We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. Codice libro della libreria 01268

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THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES: Darwin, Charles

Darwin, Charles

Editore: John Murray, London (1861)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, London, 1861. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition, Third Printing. THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES London, John Murray, 1861 3rd edition of only 2000 copies with a significant alteration of text as found in the first two English editions published in 1859 and 1860. Description: "The Origin of Species" is the most important biological book ever published. The publication rang in a new era of thinking about the nature of man and where he came from and its total impact it had on man's concept of himself were greater than those caused by the works of the great astronomers, mathematicians, and the great physicists of more recent times. An epic work. Octavo. Original green cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt with brown endpapers. Binders tag on the left bottom corner of rear end-paper"Bound by Edmonds & Remnants, London." This binding differs only in a few small details, and is the same as in the 1859 first English edition and the contents are the same. In this third edition, the content was was extensively altered. A nice copy with a minor small nick on the side of the binding edge near the word "Species." Nice original endpapers, with the hinges neatly and most non-obtrusively a bit cracked. The two upper book corners show a bit of wear. Interior pages do not have foxing and are nice. The half title page has a faint stamp at the top right "AM" but in no way detracts. A nice very good copy that shelves well Folding chart on page 122. One page advertisement leaf at the end. Third edition, first issued in March1861 of only 2,000 copies. The text was extensively altered, and a table is given of differences between it and the second edition, and this that occurs in each subsequent edition that Murray issued. This third of "Origin" is also notable for the addition of an historical sketch in which Darwin mentions his predecessors in the general theory of evolution, which had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition and in the fourth American printing, both in 1860. Asa Gray wrote to Darwin on Feb. 20 that he had delivered to Appleton an 'Historical paper.' There is also a postscript on page xii. This concerns a review of the earlier editions by Asa Gray which had appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1860, and as a pamphlet paid for by Darwin, in 1861. This edition has one leaf of advertisements which is part of the book as mentioned. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 011057

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On the Origin of the Species by: DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

Editore: D. Appleton & Co, New York (1860)

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Descrizione libro: D. Appleton & Co, New York, 1860. Octavo. Half-title. 1 folding lithographic diagram. Early owner's newspaper clipping mounted on verso of front endpaper. Original green grained cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine in gilt, brown endpapers (expert repair at head and tail of spine and hinges). Housed in a full green morocco box. Provenance: William Hincks (signature) The first American edition of one of the most influential books ever published. Freeman calls Darwin's magnum opus "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), whilst Dibner writes that it is "the most important single work in science" (Heralds of Science). "What the dropping of the first atomic bomb was to the twentieth century, the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species was to the nineteenth century. Battle lines were drawn on both religious and scientific grounds" (Heirs of Hippocrates). "As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of surviving, and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form." (Introduction p.12). The first edition of On The Origin of Species was published in London on 24 November 1859. In total 1250 copies were printed, but after deducting presentation and review copies, and five for Stationers' Hall copyright, around 1,170 copies were available for sale. The second edition of 3,000 copies was quickly brought out on 7 January 1860, the present first American edition followed and a third English edition was published in 1861. The book went through a further four editions during Darwin's lifetime and has remained in print ever since. The present example is the first issue of the first American edition, with two blurbs on verso of the half-title. This copy with provenance to William Hincks (1794-1871), an Irish-born Unitarian minister who came to Canada in 1853 to serve as the first professor of natural history at University College, Toronto. He was strongly opposed to Darwin's theory of natural selection, and taught the quinarian system of taxonomy. Codice libro della libreria 33161

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On the Origin of Species by Means: DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

Editore: John Murray [through 1861], London (1859)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray [through 1861], London, 1859. Early Reprint. Third Edition (seventh thousand) of the "most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" (Grolier 100 Science) and "certainly the most important biological book ever written." (Freeman) 8vo: xix,[1],538pp (including unrecorded variant title page), with single leaf of advertisements and folding lithographed diagram by William West, charting Darwin's views of possible sequences of evolution. Original green sand-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers with decorative panels blocked in blind, brown clay-coated end papers, edges untrimmed. Variant "b" binding (without full point after "MURRAY" on the spine). An excellent example of this rare issue, recased in the original cloth binding (not rebacked), with spine ends skillfully restored and crease to spine carefully repaired, now barely visible. Minor wear to cloth, corners bumped, original endpapers rehinged with matching vintage paper. Manuscript ex-libris on title page of "John Hitchman M.D." (1815-1893), English physician and superintendent of Mickleover Asylum (later Pastures Hospital) near Derby, where this copy was purchased (bookseller's ticket on front paste-down of J. A. Rowbottom). On page [x] a previous owner (perhaps Hitchman) has written notes on Darwin's death and estate, erroneously naming the author "Charles Erasmus Darwin" (Darwin's middle name was Robert). Minor foxing spots and occasional marks, very slight age toning, no ink marks or notes in text pages but the stray pencil mark and margin note. Regarding the title page, all recorded copies have the year printed beginning with a distorted number "1," while our copy has the number fully intact, raising the possibly that the title page was reset to correct this minor problem. It also suggests there may exist other alterations in the text that close comparison could reveal. Regardless, this issue is rare. Freeman 381. For comments on the Origin's inestimable significance, see: PMM 344b. Dibner 199. Garrison-Morton 220. Horblit 23b. Norman 593. Grolier 100 Science 23b. Grolier 100 Medicine 70b. The third edition appeared in April,1861, in a run of just 2,000 copies (the second edition print run was 5,000), only 17 months after Darwin had received his advance copy of the first edition. The binding nearly matches that of the two previous editions, differing only in minor details. But the text was extensively altered, so much so that a table of differences between it and the second edition (a table that was updated for each subsequent edition) was added. Darwin also added the full historical sketch, written to satisfy complaints that he had not sufficiently credited his predecessors in presenting the general theory of evolution. (The sketch had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition and in the fourth American printing (both 1860), in which it is called a preface. There also appears for the first time a postscript, on page xii. "Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken." (PMM). N.B.: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria BB1385

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Wilberforce, Bishop Samuel

Editore: John Murray, London (1860)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, London, 1860. Condizione libro: 8vo, 614p. , 1. First Ed. Quarterly Review, No. 215 and No. 216, bound together in the same volume. Wilberforce's review is in No. 215, Article VII. Pages 225-264. Article entitled: "On the Origin of Species, by means of Natural Selection; or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. By Charles Darwin, M. A. F. R. S. London, 1860" With the errata slip tipped in. A 19th Century reader has written in pencil: "By Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873.) Became Bishop of Oxford in 1845, Bishop of Winchester 1869-73. He was assisted in preparation of it by Sir Richard Owen himself. "What folly in one so ignorant to review a book on Natural History. " Marginalia in pencil by the same reader. Front hinge starting. Extremities lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers and edges. A very good copy of perhaps, THE MOST IMPORTANT CRITICISM OF "THE MOST INFLUENCIAL SCIENTIFIC WORK OF THE 19TH CENTURY" (Horblit's opinion) AND "THE MOST IMPORTANT BIOLOGICAL BOOK EVER WRITTEN" (Freeman's opinion). 2 calf, gilt spine, leather labels, silk over boards. Codice libro della libreria 777

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Origin of the Species (1st American Printing-: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Editore: Appleton (1860)

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Descrizione libro: Appleton, 1860. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Poor. 1st Edition. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing First Issue. You can see the book has taken on some water at some point which invades some of the early and later pages. There's also plenty of foxing throughout the book, which lightens toward the middle. The fold-out is entirely complete as shown. One page is missing. Let me know if I can be of any more assistance. Offers are welcome. Thank you for looking. Codice libro della libreria ABE-15909955351

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The Origin of Species: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Editore: John Murray, UK (1861)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, UK, 1861. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. Third Ediiton. Third Edition 1861. Third edition, issued in April 1861, 2,000 copies printed. The text was extensively altered, and a table is given of the differences between it and the second edition, a feature that occurs in each subsequent Murray edition. The third is also notable for the addition of the historical sketch in which Darwin considers his predecessors in the general theory of evolution, which had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition, as well as in the fourth American printing, both in 1860. Half title page, folding diagram at p. 123. 2 pages of advertisements at end. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and blind; brown coated endpapers. Binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants on back pastedown. Book is very good and bright. In Original green cloth with rubbing to edges/hinges. Spine cloth tips rubbed and pushed. Contents good with odd marks and occasional foxing spots. Signatures a little slack in areas. Name to inner page dated 1885. Half of the front endpaper is missing. Endpapers rubbed. Apart from the loss to the front endpaper this is a very attractive edition without any restoration or repair. Becoming very un-common in such bright condition. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref 4104 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 011828

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Darwin, Charles ; Darwin, Francis (ed.)

Editore: Cambridge University Press (1909)

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Descrizione libro: Cambridge University Press, 1909. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. All Points match. [Freeman 1556]. Top edge gilt. Green cloth. The spine is very faded, the corners and the bottom edges have some light rubbing, some light foxing to edges of page block, other in fine condition. Codice libro della libreria 2025164

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, London, 1890. Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. Sixth edition with additions and corrections to 1890. Thrity seventh thousand. BOOK DESCRIPTION: Original green cloth, xxi, 432pp, folding diagram. Freeman ref: F436 CONDITION: FINE. The original binding has not been restored and remains in excellent condition, with minor shelf-wear only to the covers. No nicks to the cloth of the spine. Gilt nice and bright. Original endpapers not cracked. Text generally very clean. Minor foxing spots to page edges (see photos). An excellent unrestored copy - highly desirable - having a solid binding and no previous ownership marks or inks. The sixth is generally held to be the last significant edition, containing as it does Darwin's final major corrections and revisions. Published in 1872, it is the first edition with the title The Origin of Species, and includes among many other revisions a new chapter (VII) inserted to refute the views of the Catholic biologist St. George Mivart. There is a glossary, and the word 'evolution' is used in the text for the first time. An attractive and desirable copy of the 'most important scientific work of the 19th century' (Horblit) and 'the most important biological book ever written' (Freeman). Codice libro della libreria 6513

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Darwin, On the Origin of Species. A: Darwin., Charles

Descrizione libro: 1859. Disbound. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Includes key articles by William Wilberforce, Richard Owen, Henry Holland, H. Fawcett, St George Mivart, Richard Simpson, John Morris, and others. Four articles from 1860 reviewing the Origin of Species (incl. Wilberforce, Morris & Owen), a further five from the 1860s, and five from 1871 to 1873. This collection essentially covers the key Darwinian period of all his early important works on evolutionary theory, and itself presents important views on all sides of the argument. Especially interesting as these are the years before Darwin's theories were accepted by the scientific community and wider public. All first editions. All disbound from individual journals and not re-bound. Approx. 500 pages in total. In very clean condition, one or two with a very light library stamp, and no notable foxing, nor browning, nor brittleness. Many are complete gathers and will easily enough re-sew should you choose to re-bind them. Full list and scans of each item available on request. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 500 pages. Item Type: Magazine. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Darwin Related; Featured; Collections. Codice libro della libreria 168806

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The Origin of Species: Charles Darwin, Julian

Charles Darwin, Julian Huxley

Editore: John Murray, UK (1899)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, UK, 1899. Cloth. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. Reprint. John Murray. 1899. 56th Thousand. Sixth edition, with additions & corrections, Presentation inscription to Julian Huxley from his aunt. Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS[1] (22 June 1887 – 14 February 1975) was a British evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and internationalist. He was a proponent of natural selection, and a leading figure in the mid-twentieth century modern evolutionary synthesis. He was secretary of the Zoological Society of London (1935–1942), the first Director of UNESCO, a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund and the first President of the British Humanist Association. This 6th edition was the last version that Darwin worked on before he died. 8vo. 432pp. Folding chart. Book is near fine and very bright. In Original green cloth with light rubbing to edges. Very bright boards. Book is very strong and tightly bound. Nice clean contents. Becoming very un-common in such bright tight condition. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref 6916 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed. Codice libro della libreria 013994

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Darwin, Charles

Editore: John Murray, London (1860)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, London, 1860. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: G. Second Edition, Second Issue. Fifth thousand. 8vo. original green blindstamped cloth gilt (boards rubbed, marked and a little bumped, slight splitting to cloth along hinges and small wear at extremities, prev. owner's name to p.1, some marks and spots, occ. fray to paper edges, lacks title page, else internally clean & complete); pp. viii (of x), 502, 32 [pubs. cat. dated January 1860), with a folding diagram. An otherwise good copy in original cloth. The absence of a title page makes this an affordable starter copy or a project for a book restorer, and is priced as such. Codice libro della libreria 020645

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The Origin of Species: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Editore: John Murray, UK (1872)

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Descrizione libro: John Murray, UK, 1872. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good ++. No Jacket. Sixth Edition. Sixth edition 1872. Eleventh thousand. printing overall. Folding lithographic diagram. The sixth edition, published in 1872, is the edition of the Origin in which the word "evolution" was used for the first time (although Darwin used this term in the Descent of Man, published a year earlier). This edition was also the last one that Darwin revised during his lifetime, with a new chapter (Chapter VII) This was inserted to confute the views of the Roman Catholic biologist St George Mivart. There were two issues in 1872 - the 11th and the 12th Thousand. The 11th thousand being more desirible.Previous name to front endpapers which has bled through to the verso (André Plantain - the French politician) Book is very good++ and bright. In Original green cloth with light rubbing to edges. Nice clean contents. Reinforced gutters at the endpapers. Light foxing to a number of pages. Becoming very un-common in such bright tight condition. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref 10351 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 013272

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The Foundations Of The Origin Of Species.: Darwin, Charles.

Darwin, Charles.

Editore: At the University Press, Cambridge: (1909)

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Descrizione libro: At the University Press, Cambridge:, 1909. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good with no dust jacket. 1st. xxix, [1], 263 pages; (History of Science) First edition. Edited by Francis Darwin. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered cloth, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed; spine and edges fading to brown, occasionally scuffed, corners bumped. Photogravure portrait and plate. Internally clean. Private ink library stamp on front pastedown of James G Polland. Sound unsophisticated copy. Freeman 1556. ; 0. Codice libro della libreria 37945

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LYELL, Sir Charles;

Editore: Londres, John Murray, 1863 (1863)

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Descrizione libro: Londres, John Murray, 1863, 1863. In-8 de XII, 520 pp., catalogue de Murray de 32 pp. en fin de volume, percaline verte ornée de l'éditeur. Édition originale. Charles Lyell, ami proche de Darwin sur lequel il avait eu une grande influence avec ses Principles of Geology (voir la notice du "PMM" 344), fut l'un des premiers scientifiques reconnus à lui apporter son appui à la parution de L'Origine des espèces. C'est d?ailleurs lui qui avait publié, en 1858, les premiers papiers de Darwin et de Wallace dans les Proceedings of the Linnean Society un an avant la publication du célèbre livre de Darwin. Reprenant cette théorie nouvelle et exploitant des découvertes archéologiques récentes - notamment l'homme de Néandertal (1856) - Lyell publia en 1863, ses propres théories sous le titre de The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man. Il discute longuement les théories darwiniennes, notamment en n?acceptant pas complètement le principe de la sélection naturelle comme le moteur de l'évolution. Le livre fut traduit en français par Chape. Bel exemplaire. Codice libro della libreria 6218

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An Essay on the Ancient and Modern: Nisbet, Alexander

Descrizione libro: Printed by William Adams, Junior, for Mr. James Mack Euen, Edinburgh, 1718. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to. [viii], [6], 224, [16] pp. + 7 engraved plates (three engraved by Rot Wood, two by Ard Burden, and one by Rot Mylne; the seventh, unsigned, is probably Mylne's). Bound in early or mid-19th century red morocco in the 18th-century style, elaborately gilt, seven raised bands on spine (slightly faded, extremities very lightly rubbed), inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Preserved in a black cloth folding case. A lovely retrospective binding in the Scottish 18th-century style. While the binding is surely later than the publication of the text, it is not so easily datable: the watermark on the final endleaf is type of Heawood 3693 (a pot, two handles, monogram PR). The binding may be Scottish work: it comes from the library of John Whitefoord (sic) Mackenzie (1794-1884), a Scottish solicitor and Ballantyne member who received regular visits from Dibden as we learn in the latter's "Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Counties of England and Scotland" (1838) pp. 618-622. The author, Alexander Nisbet (1657-1725) was the unfortunate victim of an egregious literary fraud that tarnished his good name after he had been dead for 17 years, and it took 150 for the fraud to be discovered. But as a herald "he remains unrivalled. Many of the methods in fashion in his day in differencing and quartering arms, and which he so heartily denounced, have been laid aside. The reforms he urged in the methods of blazon have been mostly adopted. His classification of ordinaries and sub-ordinaries has been almost universally acquiesced in." (Ross and Grant). Seventeen years after his death in 1725, Alexander Nisbet's name was affixed to a large folio entitled "System of Heraldry, Speculative and Practical, with the True Art of Blazon" (Edinburgh, 1742), which was advertised as being Vol. II of the present work. It turns out that the 1742 "System of Heraldry" was a complete sham, largely based on a forged manuscript that Nisbet had nothing to do with. In fact, "Poor Nisbet" was the victim of a series of forgeries that remained undetected for a sesquicentennial, during which time his reputation as a herald was posthumously destroyed. "The deed was perpetrated in the interest of the Dean branch of the Nisbet family, whose influence throughout [the "System of Heraldry"], in which they more than once claim to be the principal family of the name, is quite apparent, and how the act might affect [Nisbet's] reputation probably never occurred to them. But the result was disastrous. The single-minded patriot was transformed into the needy trafficker in ancestral honours, and since it was impossible to overlook his work, he is quoted sometimes with pity, and as frequently with contempt." (Ross and Grant). The list of the subscribers gives 191 names. The text extends is divided into seventeen chapters, as follows: I. Of the Origin of Arms. II. Of the Definition of Arms, and the Division of them into their several Species. III. Of the Ancient Practice of Arms before and about the Time when they began to be Composed and Marshalled. IV. Of Composed Arms and Collateral ones. V. Of Marriage. VI. Of Offices, Ecclesiastical and Civil. VII. Of Arms of Alliances, with the Method of Marshalling them and others Quarterly.VIII. Of Adoption and Substitution. IX. Of Patronage. X. Of Gratitude and Affection. XI. Of Religion. XII. Of Arms of general Concession. XIII. Of Arms of special Concession. XIV. Of Arms of Dominion. XV. Of Feudal Arms, or Arms of Dignities. XVI. Of Arms of Pretension. XVII. Of other Methods of marshalling Arms. There are ten pages of "An Alphabetical Index Explaining the Terms of Herauldry in this Essay," and six pages of "An Alphabetical Table of the Names and Titles of the Families whose Blazons are in this Essay of Herauldry." ESTC N3358L. Literature: Andrew Ross and Francis Grant, "Alexander Nisbet's Heraldic Plates" (Edinburgh, 1892). Very good antiquarian condition. Codice libro della libreria 1990

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Materials for the Study of Variation: treated: BATESON, William.

BATESON, William.

Editore: London: Macmillan and Co., 1894 (1894)

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Descrizione libro: London: Macmillan and Co., 1894, 1894. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind rules at head and tail of boards running around spine. Ink ownership inscription of the British horticulturalist George C. Gough BSc, ARCSc, dated Feb. 1900, and the pencilled inscription of a descendant of his dated 1951. A small mark at head of front board, a fine copy. Illustrations in the text throughout. First edition. "William Bateson read the newly discovered paper [by Mendel] and recognized immediately its relevance to the unsolved problem expounded in his Materials for the Study of Variation. variation is the cause of the evolution of species; but what causes variation, and how does it happen? Bateson was convinced that species evolve as the result of the accumulation of innumerable small changes. His view was that variations occur suddenly and discontinuously. Mendel's paper gave him the clue that he was seeking. [Bateson] became the founder of the modern study of heredity and variation for which he adopted the term 'genetics'" (PMM). Printing and the Mind of Man 356 (discussing another work by Bateson and Mendel's Versuche). Codice libro della libreria 114587

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Gray, Asa

Editore: The Editors, New Haven, Jan-June, July-Nov. 1860. Contained in the March issue of volume 29. Gray, an American botanist, intimate friend and correspondent of Darwin and considered the foremost scientist to elucidate the Darwinian theory. In this review the first paragraph of Asa Gray's states "Fully to understand the foregoing essay of Dr. Hooker (note page 1-25, 305-326 of this volume has the essay by Hooker), it should be read in light of Mr. Darwin's book. The Essay is a trial of the Theory, an attempt by one inclined in its favor to see how the theory will work, when applied to the flora of a large and most peculiar province of the world. " (1860)

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Descrizione libro: The Editors, New Haven, Jan-June, July-Nov. 1860. Contained in the March issue of volume 29. Gray, an American botanist, intimate friend and correspondent of Darwin and considered the foremost scientist to elucidate the Darwinian theory. In this review the first paragraph of Asa Gray's states "Fully to understand the foregoing essay of Dr. Hooker (note page 1-25, 305-326 of this volume has the essay by Hooker), it should be read in light of Mr. Darwin's book. The Essay is a trial of the Theory, an attempt by one inclined in its favor to see how the theory will work, when applied to the flora of a large and most peculiar province of the world. ", 1860. Edited by Benjamin Silliman and James D. Dana, Asa Gray, Louis Agassiz. Wolcott Gibbs. ( Also contains Notice of "On the Origin of A Species by Means of Natural Selection; or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life" by Charles Darwin In the January issue, volume 29, of the Journal this is the announcement of the forth coming volume of Darwin's Origin of Species to America. pages 145-150. On the Origin of Species by Theophilus Parsons and Louis Agassiz Both articles contained in the July issue, volume 30. pages 1-13; 142-155. Discussion between two Readers of Darwin's Treatise on the Origin of Species, upon its Natural Theology by Asa Gray and Treadwell Contained in the September issue, volume 30. The index in volume 30 lists the discussion as between Gray and Treadwell. pages 226-239. ). First American printing. Pages: 460, 472. 9 1/2" x 6". Binding: Original tan wrappers with black titles at front and spine; generally unopened pages. Both volumes have minor loss of small pieces of the wrap at the edges, light browning at the wrappers and occasional slight to moderate soiling at volume 29; volume 30 old damp stain at the upper rear wrap edge extending internally to the edge of one plate and to page 460. Internally the text block and plates are clean and tight in the wrappers and generally unopened. Codice libro della libreria 234603

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Darwin, Charles

Editore: The Editors, New Haven, Jan-June, July-Nov. 1860. In the January issue, volume 29, of the Journal this is the announcement of the forth coming volume of Darwin's Origin of Species to America. (1860)

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Descrizione libro: The Editors, New Haven, Jan-June, July-Nov. 1860. In the January issue, volume 29, of the Journal this is the announcement of the forth coming volume of Darwin's Origin of Species to America., 1860. Edited by Benjamin Silliman and James D. Dana, Asa Gray, Louis Agassiz. Wolcott Gibbs. ( Also contains Review of Darwin's Theory on the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection by Asa Gray. Contained in the March issue of volume 29. Gray, an American botanist, intimate friend and correspondent of Darwin and considered the foremost scientist to elucidate the Darwinian theory. In this review the first paragraph of Asa Gray's states "Fully to understand the foregoing essay of Dr. Hooker (note page 1-25, 305-326 of this volume has the essay by Hooker), it should be read in light of Mr. Darwin's book. The Essay is a trial of the Theory, an attempt by one inclined in its favor to see how the theory will work, when applied to the flora of a large and most peculiar province of the world. " pages 153-184. On the Origin of Species by Theophilus Parsons and Louis Agassiz. Both articles contained in the July issue, volume 30. pages 1-13; 142-155. Discussion between two Readers of Darwin's Treatise on the Origin of Species, upon its Natural Theology by Asa Gray and Treadwell. Contained in the September issue, volume 30. The index in volume 30 lists the discussion as between Gray and Treadwell. pages 226-239. ). First American printing. Pages: 460, 472. 9 1/2" x 6". Binding: Original tan wrappers with black titles at front and spine; generally unopened pages. Both volumes have minor loss of small pieces of the wrap at the edges, light browning at the wrappers and occasional slight to moderate soiling at volume 29; volume 30 old damp stain at the upper rear wrap edge extending internally to the edge of one plate and to page 460. Internally the text block and plates are clean and tight in the wrappers and generally unopened. Codice libro della libreria 34603

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Parsons, Theophilus and Louis Agassiz

Editore: The Editors, New Haven, Jan-June, July-Nov. 1860. Both articles contained in the July issue, volume 30. (1860)

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Descrizione libro: The Editors, New Haven, Jan-June, July-Nov. 1860. Both articles contained in the July issue, volume 30., 1860. Edited by Benjamin Silliman and James D. Dana, Asa Gray, Louis Agassiz. Wolcott Gibbs. ( Also contains Notice of "On the Origin of A Species by Means of Natural Selection; or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life" by Charles Darwin In the January issue, volume 29, of the Journal this is the announcement of the forth coming volume of Darwin's Origin of Species to America. pages 145-150. by Asa Gray Contained in the March issue of volume 29. Gray, an American botanist, intimate friend and correspondent of Darwin and considered the foremost scientist to elucidate the Darwinian theory. In this review the first paragraph of Asa Gray's states "Fully to understand the foregoing essay of Dr. Hooker (note page 1-25, 305-326 of this volume has the essay by Hooker), it should be read in light of Mr. Darwin's book. The Essay is a trial of the Theory, an attempt by one inclined in its favor to see how the theory will work, when applied to the flora of a large and most peculiar province of the world. " pages Discussion between two Readers of Darwin's Treatise on the Origin of Species, upon its Natural Theology by Asa Gray and Treadwell Contained in the September issue, volume 30. The index in volume 30 lists the discussion as between Gray and Treadwell. pages 226-239. ). First American printing. Pages: 460, 472. 9 1/2" x 6". Binding: Original tan wrappers with black titles at front and spine; generally unopened pages. Both volumes have minor loss of small pieces of the wrap at the edges, light browning at the wrappers and occasional slight to moderate soiling at volume 29; volume 30 old damp stain at the upper rear wrap edge extending internally to the edge of one plate and to page 460. Internally the text block and plates are clean and tight in the wrappers and generally unopened. Codice libro della libreria 334603

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