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    The Power of Movement in Plants by Darwin, Charles

    New York: Appleton, 1892. Hardcover. Very Good+. Very good+ condition. Text block clean and unmarked, tight binding. Top corner of first five pages creased and worn, otherwise excellent.



    The Lowell Lectures on The Ascent of Man by Drummond, Henry

    Published by Hodder and Stoughton, Paternoster Row, London Eleventh Thousand 1894. London 1894., 1894. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 444 printed pages of text. Spine ends turned-in with shallow rubs, age darkened closed upper edges, age tanning to the end papers and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.



    Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Nottingham 1866 by Grove, William Robert [W.R.] And Others

    London: John Murray, 1867. Hardcover. Good. Contains William Robert [W.R.] Grove's important presidential oration on the sixth anniversary of the 1860 Huxley-Wilberforce debate. This "Discourse on Continuity" reflected the rapid acceptance of Darwinian ideas, and was the subject of much correspondence with Darwin and his colleagues. Other Articles include: A Catalogue of Observations of Luminous Meteors. Investigation of the Alum Bay Leaf Bed. Report on Muscular Irritability and the relations which exist beween Muscle, Nerve, and Blood. Physiological Action of Certain Compounds of Amyl and Ethyl. Exploring the Coasts of the Hebrides. Report on the Lunar Committee for Mapping the Surface of the Moon. An Account of Meteorological and Physical Observations in Three Balloon Ascents. Report on the Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands. And more. Approx. 1000 pp. Ex-lib but otherwise sound and bright. Rebound in library buckram to match original binding.



    The place of anarchism in socialistic evolution, an address delivered in Paris. Translated by Henry Glasse. New edition enlarged by Kropotkin, Pierre

    London: William Reeves, 1890. 16p., wraps and paper browned, staples rusting.



    The Panda's Thumb; More Reflections in Natural History by Gould, Stephen Jay

    New York: W.W. Norton & Company (1980), 1980. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. 343 pp. Price of $12.95 on front flap of jacket. Includes black and white illustrations, a bibliography, and an index. Publisher's errata slip is laid in. Near Fine book in a Very Good+ dust jacket with a small crease to the front panel and a few faint wrinkles.



    Great Evolution Mystery, The by Taylor, Gordon Rattray

    New York: Harpers, 1983. First Edition. Very Good +/Very Good + DJ. 8vo = over 9". Maroon cloth covers are bumped on top/bottom of spine. Dj has some small tears on edges, some soiling. First U.S. Edition.



    Universal Evolution (translated from the French by Gwenda Stephens) by Jacot, Louis

    Geneva: Editions du Mont-Blanc, 1967. 185p., illustrated with l5 inserted coated plates variously from photography and an artist's drawing board, each facing a page of Jacot's commentary. First American edition openweave cloth boards gilt in dust jacket. Jacket is a little edgeworn, an entirely clean sound copy, near fine. Jacot is eccentric, a less flamboyant Velikovsky; he prefaces the plates section with the unusually mother-hennish dictum that "The following are more than illustrations of a text; they are all subjects for deep meditation." Find that the sun does not attract planets, it spews them out. Sun and planets are not in a vacuum, but amid a high-density medium.


    CAD $80.00

    Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection -- Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life by Charles Darwin

    Rand, McNally & Company, Chicago and New York, no date. Hardcover. Very Good / no dustjacket. 218 pages, 5" x 8", TEG, endpapers missing, otherwise a clean and tight copy.



    Heredity and its variability. Translated from the Russian by Theodosius Dobzhansky by Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich

    New York: King's Crown Press, 1946. 65p., wraps worn, spine sloped. By Stalin's model biologist, an opponent of the theory of genes.



    Culture and the Direction of Human Evolution by Garn, Stanley M. [editor]

    Detroit: Wayne State University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Ink front endpaper. Slight chip out . top edge jacket.. 1964. Hardcover. Essays on the evolutionary aspects of changes in human brain size and dentition.; 8vo; 99 pages .



    Life On Earth : Signed By The Author by Attenborough, David

    The First UK printing published by BBC / Collins in 1979. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with slight offsetting to the end papers. A pencilled date (which could be easily erased if necessary) of '21 Feb 1979' to the upper title page, which is the date the book was signed. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition with just a tiny nick at the upper spine tip. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed by the author (without dedication) to the title page. The first title in the highly acclaimed 'Life' series which was screened by the BBC. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.



    The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould

    Description: With sales of well over one million copies in North America alone, the commercial success of Gould's books now matches their critical acclaim. Reissued in a larger format, with a handsome new cover, The Panda's Thumb will introduce a new generation of readers to this unique writer, who has taken the art of the scientific essay to new heights. Publisher Information: Copyright date - 1980, stated first edition, Norton, New York, # Pages - 343, hardcover, with dust jacket. Includes index, illustrations, bibliography. Overall Condition: Good Plus: structurally intact and relatively tight, slight yellowing to pages, handful of pages have margin furled, minimal soil and overall wear, library system withdrawn with typical markings and pocket, cello cover over dust jacket has kept book in better overall condition



    The Origin of Species by means of natural selection or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. by DARWIN, Charles

    John Murray, London., 1900. New impression. The first "popular" edition, this follows the text of the corrected sixth edition of 1872. pp xxxii, 703. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait; folding diagram. Original green cloth lettered in gilt. Stain to fore-edges of first few leaves. Cover edges just a little rubbed. Endpapers tanned. Margins of frontispiece a bit spotted. Very good. Scarce.



    Wallace and Bates in the Tropics An introduction to the theory of natural selection by Beddall, Barbara G. (Ed. )

    Macmillan. VG/VG-. 1969. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. DJ rubbed on edges; now in a protective mylar cover; Selections from the writings of Bates and Wallace that show how these thoughtful pioneering naturalists observed and documented the multiplicity of tropical species and gradually reached conclusions that helped revolutionize 19th century thought. An excellent introduction to the work of these pioneering scientists. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pp .



    Medical contributions to the study of evolution by Adami, John George

    London: Duckworth, 1918. First edition. Adami, John George (1862-1926). Medical contributions to the study of evolution. xvi, 372pp. 7 plates, text illustrations. London: Duckworth, 1918. 216 x 140 mm. Original green cloth, spine a bit faded. Traces of newspaper cuttings on front free endpaper and verso title. Very good. First Edition of Adami's 1917 Croonian Lectures on "Adaptation and disease," published together with a collection of previously published papers on heredity, adaptation and growth. In his Croonian Lectures Adami, an eminent pathologist (see Garrison-Morton 2309), "argued with much skill and many illustrations against the biological doctrine that acquired characteristics are not transmitted" (Rolleston, "John George Adami, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.S.," British Medical Journal 2: 3427 [Sept. 11, 1926]: 507-10).



    Cabinet Photograph Signed three times by SAVAGE, Minot Judson (1841 - 1918)

    Boston, 1895. unbound. Gorgeous mounted albumin photograph, 6.5 x 4.25 inches, taken at the studio of Elmer Chickering, 21 West Street, Boston, Massachusetts, a shoulder-up profile image of Savage dressed in a heavy coat, boldly signed on the image in black ink "M.J. Savage," below the image on the mount in purple ink "M.J. Savage," and again on the back "M.J. Savage - May 24th '95." An exceptional item that is in fine condition. Note: Elmer Chickering (1857 - 1915) was a photographer who specialized in celebrity portraits in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. American Unitarian Minister who was an early advocate of Darwinian Evolutionistic Optimism and Social Reform and supported the Theory of Evolution through his numerous sermons and church teachings.



    The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History by Gould, Stephen Jay

    W. W. Norton & Company, 1992. Trade Paperback. Good. Softcover in sound & good condition, some light rubbing/edgewear to wraps.



    The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design - Paperback by Dawkins, Richard

    W W Norton & Co Inc. Reissue. Science & Math. New. Brand New: This item is brand new unopened, never used and still in its original manufacturer condition.



    Darwibn's Conjecture: the search for general principles of social and economic evolution by Hodgson, Geoffrey M. & Thorbjorn Knudsen

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. Hardcover. xii, 290p., preface, introduction, glossary, references, extensive footnotes, index, very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped white dj.


    AUD $20.00

    Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution by Edey, Maitland A.; Johanson, Donald C

    Little Brown & Co , Boston, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/Fine. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 418 pages. The dust wrapper is not price clipped and shows only minor shelf-wear. . This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. This traces the evolution of evolution, from scientists' first conception of the process to their ability to shape its course. It shows us the extent of our power and the consequences. The authors have written Lucy: the Beginnings of Humankind. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; ISBN: 0316210765. ISBN/EAN: 9780316210768. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4299. . 9780316210768



    The Selfish Gene by Dawkins, Richard

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976. Second printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good +. First edition, second printing of original UK edition, still dated 1976 on copyright page. A very nice copy. Book is very good+, text block bright, previous owners' signatures. Dust jacket is very good+ with slight edgewear, price clip.



    The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life by Darwin, Charles

    London, United Kingdom: John Murray, 1888. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 5th or later Edition. 8vo., Sixth Edition, Thirty-Third Thousand, [2], xxii, 458 pages, 32 pages adverts by the publisher in original green cloth, decorative gilt spine, brown endpapers, small bookseller label to the inside cover and a partially erased name and date to the front endpage. Unmarked pages and text. Unread in a tight binding with some modest staining to the spine, lower panel of front and rear board. This sixth edition of The Origin of Species was the last edition on which Darwin himself worked before his death..



    The sign of Babinski. A study of the evolution of cortical dominance in primates by Fulton, John F. and Allen D. Keller

    Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1932. First edition. xi, 165pp. Frontispiece, folding plate, 65 text illustrations. Original cloth, dust-jacket, in publisher's shipping box. Near mint (small splits in lower corners of box lid). See GM 4583. Includes an English translation of Babinski's original description of the plantar reflex.



    Commemoration of the Centennnial of the Publication of the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Vol. 103 (2)

    Philadelphia. VG. 1959. 1st Edition. Softcover. In original wrappers; Includes important papers by Ernst Mayr, G. Ledyard Stebbins, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Norman Newell, G. Gaylord Simpson, and others; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 159-319 pp.



    The Geographical Distribution of Animals. With a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the Earth's surface [Volume 1 ONLY of 2] by Wallace, Alfred Russel

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1876. First American edition. Hardcover. Good. Volume 1. First edition. Cloth, rebound in unusually nice blue library buckram with branching patterns. Good. Ex-library marks to binding only; text block is entirely clean. Color fold-out world map has been repaired with archival tape along the first fold. 503pp. *

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