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    The Works of Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin. Sixteen Volumes of Charles Darwin's Works.

    The following thirteen small octavo volumes, published in London by John Murray, are bound uniformly in half leather over marbled boards with gilt-stamped morocco spine labels, raised bands, and gilt top edges. All volumes illustrated with a bookplate on the front pastedown. The (un-numbered) set is in very good condition. Titles in this group include: The Power of Movement in Plants. Assisted by Francis Darwin. 1880. [And:] Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species. 1888. [And:] The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation In the Vegetable Kingdom. Second edition. 1888. [And:] The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, with Observations of Their Habits. 'Corrected' edition. 1888. [And:] Insectivorous Plants. Second edition, revised by Francis Darwin. 1888. [And:] The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants. 1888. [And:] The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. Volume I. Second edition, revised. 1888. [And:] The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. Volume II. Second edition, revised. 1888. [And:] The Various Contrivances by Which Orchids Are Fertilised by Insects. Second edition, revised. 1888. [And:] The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Second edition, revised and augmented. 1889. [And:] A Naturalist's Voyage. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle Round the World. 1889. [And:] The Expression of the Emotions In Man and Animals. Second edition, edited by Francis Darwin. 1890. [And:] The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle For Life. 'Sixth edition, with additions and corrections to 1872.' 1890.


    The following (numbered) three volume set is comprised of slightly larger octavo volumes, bound in the same leather and marbled paper as the set above. These volumes also have bookplates and are also in very good condition. This set, complete in three volumes, is The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Including an Autobiographical Chapter, Edited by His Son, Francis Darwin. London: John Murray, 1887. Second edition.

    A very nice collection of books by one of the finest and most controversial scientific minds of the nineteenth century. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.


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