326. pp. Full leather. Near Fine. 8vo, brown leather over boards, black spine labels with gilt lettering. Some light imprinting to leather, pristine otherwise. A lovely facsimile reproduction of the first edition.
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Octavo sized book with a half leather/half cloth cover. Gilt stamped pictorial on the front board. Gilt lettering on the spine. Raised bands. Marble decoration on the interior and page ends. Bent corners. Slight foxing. Clean text., 700grams, ISBN:
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.
Near Fine. Hardcover. c.1883. Green cloth, paper spine label, gilt edge. Appears to be original sheets bound in remainder boards. 8vo. 326pp. Near Fine. Mild wear at spine-ends and corners, spine label darkened, tiny bit of offsetting to endpapers, contents clean and unmarked.
Very Good. Issued Without a Dust Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Paper label on spine worn. Previous owner's names on front paste down along with a previous owner's book plate. Brown cloth binding may be a variant since most of Appleton Darwin volumes were covered in red cloth. Publication date of 1883. Fifteen woodcuts. There is no indication of how many copies were printed by Appleton with this publication date. 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.
Near Fine. Issued Without a Dust Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. This book continues Darin's work in producing evidence for his theory of natural selection. This was his last book, and he was assisted by his son Francis in conducting the necessary experiments and preparing the manuscript. Moroccan leather and marble boards, gilt top.
Very good. pp. viii, 328, (1), 32 (ads from John Murray dated 1889); 15 text-figures. Publisher's original forest-green cloth with spine lettered in gilt and with ornate gilt decorations at the top and bottom of the spine, the front and rear cloth-covered boards have blind-stamped border decorations, clay-coated dark brown endpapers, 8vo. This is Freeman 1373, the eleventh thousandth (corrected) of the first edition. The first edition of this work in 1881 "was published only six months before Darwin's death but covers a subject that he had studied for more than fifty years. He showed the services performed by earthworms in eating leaves and grinding earth in their gizzards and turning it into fertile soil…" (DBS). No ownership names but a previous unidentified owner had written the date "January 1890" in the top outer corner of the title page. This is likely the date when the first owner acquired the book from the publisher. There is a touch of wear to the cloth at the head and foot of the spine, the forest green cloth binding and the text are very bright and clean; a tight copy in near fine condition.
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