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Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication (two volumes)

by DARWIN, Charles

Condition: Very Good


NY:: D. Appleton and Company,. Very Good. 1897. Hardcover. Complete in two volumes. With illustrations. Second edition, revised (authorized edition). Octavos, bound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering along the spines, top edges gilt. Fading along the spines, 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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