DARWIN, CHARLES and OTHERS A collection of twenty-six titles illustrating Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and its reception in Europe, including On the Origin of Species.
Comprising 26 titles, all first or early English and French editions, each bound in publisher's cloth gilt. Generally sound copies that are clean within, the bindings rubbed at places, see below for condition on specific titles, sold as a collection and not subject to return, contact department for further information. The collection includes:
DARWIN, CHARLES. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, of the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. London: John Murray, 1860. Second edition, fifth thousand. Publisher's green cloth, gilt. 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches (20 x 12.5 cm); x, 502 pp., with 32 pp. ads at rear. Soiling and wear, corners bumped, spine lean, short tears to cloth at head and tail of spine, front joint cracked, hinges cracked, nonetheless the boards are sound, overopened at p. 313, bookplate of H. Gueneau de Mussy, M.D.
The second edition of Darwin's landmark work, where he first outlined his theory of evolution. This edition contains most of the original text of the first edition, but with a few authorial corrections. The most notable change was the modification of the controversial whale-bear anecdote - an effort to silence critics who had seized upon the passage and used it to ridicule Darwin and theory. Freeman, F-376, variant a.
DARWIN, CHARLES [translated by] ROYER, CLÉMENCE. De L'Origine des espèces... Paris: Guillaumin et Cie. & Victor Masson, 1866. Second edition of the French translation. Publisher's printed paper wrappers. lix, 614 pp., [1 p. errata]. Creasing, soiling and wear to wrapper, spine toned with vertical splits and an old repair, contents with occasional pale spots, old ownership inscription on front wrapper.
DARWIN, CHARLES. The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. London: John Murray, 1868. 2 volumes, first edition, second issue. Publisher's green cloth, gilt. vii, 411 pp., with 2 pp. ads at end of volume II. Light wear to cloth, corners and spine ends bumped, volume II with white spotting to cloth, contents with very occasional foxing mostly in volume II.
DARWIN, CHARLES. The Descent of Man... London: John Murray, 1871. 2 volumes, eighth thousand, published in the same year as the first, with all errata corrected from previous issues. Publisher's green cloth, gilt. Vol I: viii, 423 pp., with 16 pp. publisher's ads; Vol II: viii, 475 pp., with 16 pp. of publisher's ads. Light soiling and wear, extremities rubbed, spine ends and corners softened, hinges cracked but sound, vol. I overopened, ownership inscription of John Errington de la Croix.
DARWIN, CHARLES. The Expression of the Emotions of in Man and Animal. London: John Murray, 1872. First edition, this issue with the plates numbered in Arabic. Publisher's green cloth, gilt. vi, 374 pp., with 7 heliotype plates (3 folding), illustrations in text, and 4 pp. publisher's ads. Light rubbing and wear, spine ends softened, corners bumped, pale spotting to cloth, two creases to cloth at spine, contents generally clean with a bit of spotting at front and rear, bookseller stamp, ownership signature of John Errington de la Croix.
DARWIN, CHARLES. Insectivorous Plants. London: John Murray, 1875. First edition, second issue, "second thousand." Publisher's green cloth, gilt. x, 462 pp., illustrations, errata slip. Rubbing and wear, pale spotting to cloth, corners bumped, hinges cracked.
Also with: AGASSIZ, LOUIS. A Journey In Brazil. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1869. Sixth edition.
DARWIN, CHARLES (translated by) RÉLOLLE, L.. De la Fécondation des orchidées... Paris: C. Reinwald et Cie., 1870. First edition of the French translation. Freeman, F-818.
LYELL, CHARLES. De l'Ancienneté de l'homme... Paris: J.-B. Baillière et fils, 1870. Second edition of the first French translation.
DARWIN, CHARLES (translated by) MOULINIÉ, J.J. La Descendance de l'homme... Paris: C. Reinwald et Cie., 1872. First edition of the first French translation. Freeman, F-1058.
WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL. La Sélection naturelle... Paris: C. Reinwald et Cie., 1872. First edition of the French translation.
DARWIN, CHARLES (translated by BARBIER, M. E.) La Descendance de l'homme... Paris: C. Reinwald et Cie., 1873-74. Second, revised edition in French. Freeman G-1059.
DARWIN, CHARLES. L'expression des émotions chez l'homme. Paris: C. Reinwald et Cie., 1874. First edition of the French translation. Freeman, F-1184.
DARWIN, CHARLES. Voyage d'un naturaliste autour du monde... Paris: C. Reinwald et Cie., 1875. First edition of the French translation of the complete text, and the first into any foreign language. Freeman F-181.
And 12 other titles, 33 volumes in total.
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