Erasmus Darwin. Xoonomia; or, The Laws of Organic Life - Volume I Only. London: J. Johnson, 1794. First edition. Full mottled tree calf, rubbed with a couple of gouges to boards. Foxing. Very good. By Charles Darwin's grandfather.

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    First edition. Quarto. viii, 586. Six simple, hand-colored illustrations. Index.


    Full mottled tree calf. Gilt spine with gilt-stamped black morocco label. Binding rubbed with a couple of gouges to both boards. Front board slightly bowed. Glue discoloration to endpapers; offsetting from this discoloration to a few adjacent pages. Foxing throughout. Neat contemporary steel plate stamp of former owner to title page; bookplate/calling card to front pastedown. Solid binding in very good condition.


    This "first consistent all-embracing hypothesis of evolution" (Garrison & Morton) by Charles Darwin's grandfather.


    (Please note: this lot contains only volume I.)

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