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    Charles Darwin. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. London: John Murray, 1868. First edition, first issue, with publisher's imprint in one line on the spine and errata and publisher's dated advertisements, as called for. Octavo. viii, 411, [1, imprint], 32 (publisher's catalog, dated April 1867); viii, 486, [2, publisher's advertisements, dated February 1868] pages. Profusely illustrated. Volume I with five errata in six lines; Volume II with nine errata in seven lines. Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind, spine stamped in gilt with the publisher's imprint in one line, "London, John Murray." Recased, corners bumped and rubbed, moderate edgewear, head and foot of spine pushed and somewhat worn, cloth somewhat bubbled and dampstaining and discoloring to upper boards, narrow dark stain to lower board of Volume II, rubbed and somewhat worn. Dark green endpapers; all hinges repaired with some visible dried glue residue, somewhat rubbed, binder's ticket to the rear pastedown. Internally generally clean, all edges rough trimmed, foxed chiefly to front and back of text block, minor thumbsoiling, text block edges toned with moderate wear, top edges darkened, Volume I with penciled bookseller notations to the front blank recto and with several entries in the publisher's catalog (pages 9 and 10) clipped, Volume II title page partially detached. Good or better.

    The Darwin Collection 833 (correcting Freeman issue points); Freeman 877 (incorrectly listing errata format); Garrison and Morton 224.1.


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