1880 The Power of Movement in Plants
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Early Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce
The very scarce second thousand of Charles Darwin's study on phototropism and other types of movement in plants. First published on the 6th November 1880 and quickly selling out its first 1,500 copies, this second thousand was published within two months of the first.
Authored with the assistance of Darwin's son, botanist Francis Darwin, the work concerns itself with how plants respond to external stimuli, examining these processes in individual plants to gain understanding of general principles governing their growth and life.
Featuring numerous vignette illustrations throughout.
With a single page of publisher's advertisements to the verso of the half title, and a thirty-two page publisher's catalogue, dated January 1879, to the rear.
From the library of prominent English botanist, television presenter, author and environmental campaigner, David Bellamy.
Remarked upon by Francis Darwin as a work that was 'widely reviewed and excited much interest among the general public', this is a lovely copy of a very scarce later work from Charles Darwin.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, bright, some bumping and with light marks to front board. Front hinge strained a bit but with board holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. One spot present from page 586 to 591, with some spotting to final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Pages otherwise exceptionally clean and bright.
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