14 November 2007
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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
The Plantin Polyglot bible — offered on 11 July — makes an emotional homecoming to the Antwerp printing press where it was produced some 450 years ago
Marianne Ihlen inspired some of the Canadian poet and musician’s greatest work. A selection of his gifts to her are offered in Valuable Books & Manuscripts on 11 July
What leading art, technology and finance specialists said at the inaugural Art +Tech Summit at Christie’s in London
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea