The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin. First Edition,First Issue.

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24576 DARWIN, Charles :
THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION.
John Murray, London, 1868, First Edition, First Issue.

Two volumes,8vo. pp.viii + 411 + 32 p.advertisements [ dated April 1867] . pp.viii + 486 + 2p.advertisements [dated February 1868], Index. 43 woodcuts in text. With 5 line errata on p.vi in Volume One and a seven line errata p.viii, in Volume Two. A few pages uncut, There is some pale scattered foxing to endpapers in both volumes. else text clean and fresh . Original dark green cloth titled in gilt. Original binders ticket {Edmonds & Remnants] on the rear pastedown of Volume One.

One of 1500 copies printed.
FREEMAN 232

Notably, in Chapter XXVII Darwin introduces his “provisional hypothesis” of pangenesis that he had first outlined to Huxley in 1865 He proposeds that each part of an organism throws off minute invisible particles which he called gemmules. This is also the book where the phrase ‘Survival of The Fittest ” was first used by Darwin.    

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