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    Sale 7471

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). On the Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants [From the Journal of the Linnean Society]. London: Longman, Green, [etc.] and William Norgate, 1865.

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    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). On the Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants [From the Journal of the Linnean Society]. London: Longman, Green, [etc.] and William Norgate, 1865.

    8° (210 x 129mm). 13 text woodblocks (Old fold marks.) Contemporary half vellum with morocco label (slightly soiled). Provenance: Otto Vernon Darbishire (gift inscription from 'A.D.D.' dated 20 January 1904 and bookplate).

    SCARCE OFFPRINT from the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society London, IX, nos. 33 and 34. The illustrations were drawn by Darwin's son, George; this copy doesn't have '[Price Four Shillings]' on the title as described by Freeman. The work was republished with corrections and 'some additional facts' in 1875. Freeman 834.


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