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The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication

by Darwin, Charles

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London: John Murray (Printed by William Clowes and Sons) 1890, 2nd edition, revised; seventh thousand. (hardcover) xiv, 473pp, [1]; x, 495pp. Good. Two volumes. 12mo. In original green cloth; lettering and decorative device in gilt to spine; decorative bands in gilt at head and heel of spine; top and bottom boards with simple blindstamped decorative borders. Cloth rubbed, most pronounced at edges; cloth chipping at head and heel of spine. Edges of vol.II dirtied, most prominent on fore-edge. Plain brown EPs. Both volumes with remnants of previously removed label (bookplate?) to ffep. Previous owner's signature at head of first blanco of each volume. Library rubber stamps in vol.I to first blanco, preface page, p.vii, list of illustrations, p.97, and final page (p.473). Library rubber stamps in vol.II to first blanco, title page, first contents page, and verso-rfep. Occasional leaf with creased corner. Vol.II starting at front gutter and p.464 / 465; all entirely secure. Textblock clean and square. Illustrated throughout; tables. An early printing of this important edition, revised by Charles Darwin. Of all the corrections which Darwin made for this edition, the reworking of his provisional hypothesis of pangenesis in Ch.27 is especially important..
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The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication is a book written by Charles Darwin that was first published in January 1868. A large proportion of the book contains detailed information on the domestication of animals and plants but it also contains in Chapter XXVII a description of Darwin's theory of heredity which he called pangenesis.


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