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The Variation of Animals and plants Under Domestication (TWO VOLUMES)

by Darwin, Charles

Condition: Good


London: John Murray, 1905. TWO VOLUMES, 1905 popular edition with illustrations. Bound in the original Murray lime green cloth Cloth with some wear, rubbing and darkening. Some fading of the gilt to the spine. Some light spotting of the endpapers. Internally, text block is generally tight, clean and bright. . Orginal Cloth. Good. 8vo.
Multi-volume Set

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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