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London: John Murray, 1895. Hardcover. Fourth Edition. vii, 866 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth covered board with gold embossed decoration to cover boards, and spine, light bumping to corners. The spine cloth is beginning to split but the boards are still tight to the text block.. Gutter paper splitting along hinge at front and rear pastedowns. Clean within. Very Good.
Browne, H. K. [Halbot Knight]. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846-1848. Wraps. First Edition. 8vo. Original, serialized first issue of "Dombey and Son" Green wraps with light scuffing and wear to spine. Volume I shows the most cover wear of the 19 issues (Parts I-XX). Interiors clean with slight foxing and some darkening to plates. Housed in red cloth clamshell box with faded spine from sunning, cloth ripped at spine hinges.
There are many issue points to this serialized edition. Using Hatton & Cleaver's "A Bibliography of the Periodical Works of Charles Dickens" we will point out those items that do not follow their determinations for first issue, which are minimal. Unless indicated, all errata slips, mis-spellings in text, etc. are present/agree with Hatton & Cleaver.....
Stockholm, Sweden: P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1903-1949. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo. Uniformly bound volumes in goldish brown cloth with black leather title patch with gold embossed titling on each volume. Clean within. Articles are in Swedish, English, French, and German. Although ex-library, stamping is minimal and non-existent in a number of volumes. Heavy set, will require additional postage.
Important scientific journal focusing on mathematics, astronomy, and physics published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Volumes included in set: 1, 3, 5-14, 17, 20-26, 30-36. Fine.
London: Strahan & Co., Publishers, 1871. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. viii, 578 pp. 8vo. Dark brown three-quarter leather bindings with peddled cloth insets to front and rear boards. Light wear and scuffing. Four raised bands to spine, gold embossed titling. Clean within.
The response to Darwin's critics by Thomas Henry Hudley (1825-1895), known as "Darwin's Bulldog." Very Good.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, 286 pp. 8vo. Red cloth boards that have darkened slightly at spine due to sunning, titling faded. Clean and crisp within.
Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945) was an American geneticist and embryologist. This title collects a series of lectures that Morgan gave at Cornell University in 1931 on the topic of the biology of evolution. Morgan won the Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine in 1933. Very Good.
New York: The Science Press, 1914. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. viii, 624 pp. 8vo. Dark burgundy three-quarter leather bindings with peddled cloth insets to front and rear boards. Considerable scuffing and wear overall. Gold embossed tilting to spine. Interior clean.
Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945) was an American geneticist and embryologist. This article describes Morgan's theories about the pivotal roles of genese and chromosomes in the process of evolution, which he describes in more detail in his famous 1915 boopk, "The Mechanism of Mendelian Inheritance." Morgan won the Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine in 1933. Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Three Quarter Leather. Third Edition. viii, 538 , iv, 562 pp. 8vo. Three quarter leather binding in what was originally a dark burgundy leather that has darkened considerably at spine due to sunning, marble paper insets to covers. Gold embossed titling to spine. Top edges gilt. Rear exterior hinge on first volume is starting, 7/8" tear in leather at midpoint of spine. Clean within. Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Three Quarter Leather. Third Edition. xxxviii, 467 , xviii, 504 pp. 8vo. Three quarter leather binding in what was originally a dark burgundy leather that has darkened considerably at spine due to sunning, marble paper insets to covers. Gold embossed titling to spine. Top edges gilt. Clean within.
Enrst Heinrich Phillipp August Haeckel (1834-1919) was a German biologist, philosopher, and physician. Haeckel developed the "recapitulation theory" that an organism's biological development, or ontogeny, parallels its species' evolutionary development, or phylogeny. Haeckel was also a supporter of eugenics, an inspiration to Adolf Hitler. First published in 1879, "Evolution of Man" is Haeckel's first treatise on recapitulation theory. Good.
London: Williams and Norgate, 1864/1867. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printings. viii, 492, viii, 574 pp. 8vo. Pale purple cloth boards with sunning to spine, gold embossed titling to cover boards and spine. Both volumes have indications of water staining to front and rear pastedowns, but none within. Previous owner's name, "Charles F. Clagg 10/23/33" penciled in at the top of each title page. Volume I dated 1864, Volume II dated 1867. Most pages uncut at head of text block.
It was Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) in this Volume I on p. 444 who coined the phrase, "Survival of the Fittest." Very Good.
London: Walter Scott, Ltd., 1893. Hardcover. First Edition. xxii, , 477 pp. [10 pp. ads] 12mo. Ex-library with red cloth covers, gold embossed titling to cover and spine, call number in gold written at base of spine. Library stamps at front and rear pastedown and on title page.
Dr. Friedrich Leopold August Weismann (1834-1914) was a German biologist who defended Darwin's theory of natural selection. Weistmann is best known for developing the theory of the biological mechanism for heredity call "blastogenesis." Very Good.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1882. Half Leather. First Edition. vxxvi, 400, 401-729 pp. 8 color plates (2 in VOlume I, 6 in Volume II). 8vo. Ex-library with brown leather spines with gold embossed titling and call numbers at base, brown cloth cover boards with "City of Sheffield Public Libraries" blind stamped in circle on each cover board. Card pocket on front pastedown of each volume. Blue library stamp throughout each volume. Very Good.
Paris: Audot, 1818. Wraps. First Edition. 117, , 12 [ads] pp. 46 separately printed plates that number 1-44; both No. 36 & No. 41 are on two separate, printed plates. 12 mo. In original publisher wraps in which it would have been delivered to the purchaser's binder. Light blue wraps with a small woodcut illustration of a garden scene. Entire cover in very good condition on all sides despite the fact the wrapper is 200+ year old. Minor foxing within, first signature slightly loose but not in danger of releasing. Text in French. Housed in green cloth slipcase and chemise with burgundy leather title patch to spine.
An extremely important work on early French garden ornament. Few books survive to this age in the original.....