Fair. Darwin, Charles. The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms with Observations on Their Habits. NY: D. Appleton, 1896. 386pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Book condition: Fair with an inch missing from head of backstrip and rubbed and bumped edges. An ex-library copy with white call numbers over black paint on foot of backstrip and a few old library marks and attachments on endsheets. Internally clean and tightly bound.
*Price HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Monday, May 1. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! * vii, , 326 pp., small illustrations in text; green publisher's cloth rubbed with front joint partially split chipping edge of leather label, front hinge cracked, mark from book plate removal, good.
Good. Good hardcover. No DJ. ORIGINAL 1892 EDITION. ILLUSTRATED. Pages are clean and unmarked, though tanned. Covers show light edge wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Fair. No dustjacket. Published by John Murray, 1904, this copy has foxing to the edges and some pages (around a quarter), fraying to the bottom of the spine, tanned endpapers with cracked hinges at both and bumped corners to the edge of the rubbed green cloth cover. However, as a reading copy of an early edition, this is perfectly acceptable, with firm binding within, and a reasonably sound cover. The text and plates are complete. 298pp.
Good+ with no dust jacket. No dust jacket. Rubbing and shelfwear to boards. Loose Binding. 2/3 of spine cover missing. Pages tanned, a few pages torn; Leather spine and corners, marbled boards: wear to covers, otherwise text block clean and solid; 1896; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 326 pages.
*Price HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Monday, May 1. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! * an early if not first American edition (not part of the International Scientific Series); vii, , 326 pp., illustrations in text; original brown cloth rubbed at extremities, book plate and signature of a previous owner on front endpapers, else sound and good+
Very Good. Issued Without Dust Jacket. Book 'Authorized Edition' Very good. Text block is tight and complete. Small bit of wear to the tips. Previous owner's signature H Jackson, St. Peter, Minnesota 1896 in pen on the front free end paper. Very mild darkening to the back strip, gilt is still intact and bright. The first printing was said to be 2, 000 copies. The fastest selling of Darwin┐s publications, this was the result of ten years of research on the interaction of worms with their physical environment and close observation of their behaviour, and was Darwin's last publication prior to his death in 1882.
Good. Book Twelfth Thousand with illustration. Bound in Half burgundy leather with marbled boards. Leather quite rubbed with chipping to head of spine and label missing. Corners bumped. 328pp. Previous owners bookplate to inside of front cover. Previous owners gift inscription. Binding feels strong. Pages clean and bright.
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