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The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication (two volumes).

by DARWIN, Charles

Condition: Very Good


NY:: D. Appleton and Company,. Very Good. 1896. Hardcover. B00CNVFD6A . Complete in two volumes. With illustrations. Second edition, revised (authorized edition). Octavos, half bound in burgundy leather with gilt lettering on the spines, marbled boards, top edges gilt. Age darkened along the spines, moderate edge wear, else both volumes are very good. Some unopened pages. Bindings are solid. .
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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