06-01-2013 06-01-2013
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June 1, 2013 11:00 AMCalender

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882) Works

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM


Darwin, Charles (1809-1882) Works. London: John Murray, 1888-1891. [Except where noted below.]
Sixteen volumes, including: Geological Observations, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1891, third edition; Insectivorous Plants, 1888, second edition; Climbing Plants, 1891, "fifth thousand"; Origin of Species, in two volumes, 1890, sixth edition; Naturalist's Voyage, 1890, "new edition with portrait"; Animals and Plants under Domestication, in two volumes, 1890, second edition, revised, seventh thousand; Cross and Self-Fertilisation, 1891, third edition; The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1889, third edition; The Descent of Man, in two volumes, second edition "revised and augmented," 22nd thousand; Fertilisation of Orchids, 1890, second edition, revised, fifth thousand; Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, 1890, second edition; The Different Forms of Flowers, 1888, third thousand; and The Formation of Vegetable Mould, 1888, eleventh thousand (corrected); all volumes bound in uniform tan calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt spines, labels, inner gilt dentelles, all edges marbled, not numbered on the spines as a set, ex libris William Livingston Watson of Perth, with his bookplate, all edition statements taken from the title pages only, some water staining affecting a few bindings and text pages, each volume is 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in., the set occupies 21 1/2 inches of shelf space. (16)
Estimate $400-600

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London, Elder & Co., John Murray, Coral Reefs, William Livingston Watson, Perth, Zaehnsdorf