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    Charles Darwin. On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects.... London: John Murray, 1862. First edition, first issue. Octavo. vi, 365, [1] pages, plus 32-page publisher's advertisements dated December, 1861. Illustrations throughout, one folding plate. Original gilt-stamped plum cloth. Approximately top two inches and bottom two inches of spine perished; extremities worn. Hinges cracked. Final leaf of publisher ads detached but present. Good. Scarce.

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    This lot: Charles Darwin. On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects, and on the Good Effects of Intercrossing. Plum cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt orchid device on front board; decorative designs on both boards stamped in blind.



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