Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Part V. 1837. [London]: Printed for the Society. [1837]. 8o bound in 16s (220 x 134 mm). (Lightly browned, a few spots and some pale stains.) 20th-century quarter green morocco, gilt (stained). Also including four further reports by John Gould on Darwin's South American birds. Freeman 1644." /> DARWIN, Charles. "Remarks upon the Habits of the Genera Geospiza, Camarhynchus, Cactornis, and Certhidea of Gould." In: <I>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Part V. 1837.</I> [London]: Printed for the Society. [1837]. 8<SUP>o</SUP> bound in 16s (220 x 134 mm). (Lightly browned, a few spots and some pale stains.) 20th-century quarter green morocco, gilt (stained). Also including four further reports by John Gould on Darwin's South American birds. Freeman 1644.|
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    DARWIN, Charles. "Remarks upon the Habits of the Genera Geospiza, Camarhynchus, Cactornis, and Certhidea of Gould." In: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Part V. 1837. [London]: Printed for the Society. [1837]. 8o bound in 16s (220 x 134 mm). (Lightly browned, a few spots and some pale stains.) 20th-century quarter green morocco, gilt (stained). Also including four further reports by John Gould on Darwin's South American birds. Freeman 1644.

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    DARWIN, Charles. "Remarks upon the Habits of the Genera Geospiza, Camarhynchus, Cactornis, and Certhidea of Gould." In: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Part V. 1837. [London]: Printed for the Society. [1837]. 8o bound in 16s (220 x 134 mm). (Lightly browned, a few spots and some pale stains.) 20th-century quarter green morocco, gilt (stained). Also including four further reports by John Gould on Darwin's South American birds. Freeman 1644.

    [With:] Ten other works by, or with contributions from Darwin:

    DARWIN, Charles (contributor). -- HERSCHEL, John Frederick William (1792-1871, editor). A Manual of Scientific Enquiry prepared for the Use of Her Majesty's Navy. London: John Murray, 1849. 12o (201 x 121 mm). 2 engraved maps (one double-page, one folding), one engraved plate, wood-engravings in the text (folding map with small tear in the gutter, lightly browned.) (Lightly browned, one or two marginal tears not affecting the text, some spotting.) Original blue cloth with foul anchor device in gilt on upper and in blind on lower cover, yellow endpapers with publisher's advertisements, without pocket in rear cover intended to hold the cancellans section, uncut (rebacked preserving the original cloth, unevenly faded, inner hinges repaired). Provenance Eric S. Quayle (Greensleeves bookplate). FIRST EDITION with pp 171 - 190 a cancel. Darwin contributed Section VI on "Geology" (pp. 156-195). Other contributors included Herschel, Richard Owen and William Hooker. Freeman 325; Norman 1057. -- DARWIN, Charles. Manual of Geology...[Extracted from the Admiralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry, Third Edition, 1859.] London: W. Clowes and Sons, [1859]. (171 x 122 mm). 34pp. (One or two spots.) Original brown cloth backed grey printed paper boards (one or two spots). Freeman 330. -- DARWIN, Charles. "On the Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants". In: The Journal of the Linnean Society. Botany. Vol. IX. Nos. 33 & 34. London: The Society's Apartments, and by Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, and Williams and Norgate, 1865. 8o (224 x 144 mm). Numerous wood-engravings in the text. (Lightly browned, one or two spots.) Original green printed paper wrappers, largely unopened (rebacked to style, upper and lower edges of the front wrapper strengthened from behind, lightly soiled and a bit spotted). Modern blue cloth clamshell box. The first appearance of Darwin's investigation into the adaptive value of climbing in plants issued to Fellows of the Linnean Society. The illustrations were drawn by Darwin's son, George. Freeman 833; Norman 596. -- DARWIN, Charles. "On the Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants". In: The Journal of the Linnean Society. Botany. Vol. IX. Nos. 33 & 34. London: The Society's Apartments, and by Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, and Williams and Norgate, 1865. 8o (223 x 144 mm). Numerous wood-engravings in the text. (Lightly browned, one or spots particularly to the first few pages.) Original green printed paper wrappers, uncut (rebacked to style, edges of front wrapper repaired in one or two places and strengthened from behind, spotted). Freeman 833; Norman 596. -- DARWIN, Charles. The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. London: John Murray, 1868. 2 volumes, 8o (221 x 140 mm). 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end volume one, 2 pp. integral with text dated February 1868 at end volume 2. Numerous wood-engravings and tables in text. Original green cloth by Edmonds & Remnants with their ticket on the lower paste-down of volume one, covers decorated in blind, spines lettered and decorated in gilt [Freeman second issue binding variant], largely unopened (extremities barely touched, lower inner hinge just starting). Provenance: Neva and Guy Linet (joint signatures). FIRST EDITION, second issue, with single erratum on p. vi of volume one and publisher's imprint on the spines in two lines. "Representing the first two chapters of the projected 'big book' on the origin of species of which the published On the Origin was an abstract; this was the only section of the "big book" published during Darwin's lifetime." (Norman). Work on The Variation began two days after the second edition of the Origin appeared on 7 January 1860. Freeman 878; Norman 597. A PARTICULARLY FINE COPY. -- Questions about the Breeding of Animals [1840]. With an introduction by Sir Gavin de Beer. London: Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, 1968. Original yellow printed wrappers. A fine copy. "Darwin's Notebooks on Transmutation of Species." Edited by Sir Gavin de Beer. In: Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Historical Series. Volume 2, numbers 2 - 6; volume 3, number 5. London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1960-1967. 6 volumes. Original green printed paper wrappers. A fine set. Freeman 1574. -- DARWIN, Charles. The Foundations of the Origin of Species. Two Essays Written in 1842 and 1844. Edited by Francis Darwin. Cambridge: University Press, 1909. 8o (222 x 142 mm). Frontispiece portrait of Darwin and one plate (lightly browned, one or two spots). (Lightly browned, one or two spots.) Original olive-green buckram, gilt, uncut and unopened (unevenly faded to oatmeal). Provenance: Prof. Eileen Webber (gift inscription from F.W.H. Northorp, dated 12 December, 1918). Freeman 1556. -- KRAUSE, Ernst. Erasmus Darwin. With a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin, translated by W.S. Dallas. London: John Murray, 1879. 8o (189 x 123 mm). Frontispiece portrait and two wood-engravings. (Lightly browned, preliminaries spotted.) Original green cloth, covers decorated in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, uncut. Provenance: R. Holman Peck, author of a paper on molluscs 1877 (contemporary signature, discreet blind stamp, bookplate); Perry W. Gilbert, marine biologist (signature dated 1952). Freeman 1319. -- MÜLLER, Prof. Hermann. The Fertilisation of Flowers. Translated and edited by D'Arcy W. Thompson, with a Preface by Charles Darwin. London: Macmillan and Co., 1883. 8o (223 x 149 mm). 2 pp. publisher's advertisements at end. Numerous wood-engravings in the text. Original green cloth, covers decorated in blind, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, uncut (head and foot of the spine a bit scuffed). Provenance: S.C. Kirkman (signature); E.A.K. (inititials). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, first edition of Darwin's Preface, first published in Leipzig in 1873. "The book contains an enormous mass of original observations on the fertilization of flowers, and on the part which insects play in the work, given with much clearness and illustrated by many excellent woodcuts." (Darwin). Freeman 1432. (17)


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