By Theodosius Dobzhansky
New York   Columbia University Press
9" by 6" [7] viii-xvi, [2], 3-364pp
An academic work concerning the subject of genetics and the origin of species, written by geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky, with an illustrated bookplate from a notable ornithologist at the Smithsonian Institution.
By Theodosius Dobzhansky

1939 Genetics and the Origin of Species

New York   Columbia University Press
9" by 6" [7] viii-xvi, [2], 3-364pp
An academic work concerning the subject of genetics and the origin of species, written by geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky, with an illustrated bookplate from a notable ornithologist at the Smithsonian Institution.
£150.00
: 1kgs / : 809D2

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Early Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce

First edition, second impression. Scarce edition. 

With an illustrated bookplate belonging to Sidney Dillon Ripley (1913-2001), a notable ornithologist and wildlife conservationist. He  worked as the secretary for the Smithsonian Institution for over twenty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985.

Illustrations include twenty-two in-text illustrations, ranging from phylogenetic charts to the chromosomes of different vegetables. 

This is a scientific work that focuses primarily on genetics and the origin of species, written by Theodosius Dobzhansky. It is Volume XI in the 'Columbia Biological Series'. 

Contents include 'Organic Diversity', 'Gene Mutation', 'Chromosomal Changes', 'Polyploidy', and 'Hybrid Sterility'. 

Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) was a prominent Ukrainian-American geneticist and evolutionary biologist. He was a central figure in the field of evolutionary biology, responsible for shaping the modern synthesis between Darwin's and Mendel's theories of evolution and heredity. 

Edited, and with a preface, by Leslie C. Dunn, professor of Zoology at Columbia University. 

Collated, complete.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart. Minimal edge wear to extremities with light bumping to tail of spine. Fading to board around extremities and spine, with a few minor marks to boards. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Paste downs and endpapers are lightly age-toned. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout, with age-toning to margins of text.

Very Good

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