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The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication: Volume II (This volume only)

by Darwin, Charles

Condition: Very Good+


New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899. Hardcover. Very Good+. Volume two only! Hardcover with 1/2 leather boards, 1899, octavo, 495pp., not illustrated. Book VG+ with edgewear and rubbing to boards and spine, binding tight, previous owner's signature to front pastedown, otherwise text clean and unmarked but gently toned throughout, with handsome gilt to top edge of text block. No DJ.

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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