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Darwin, Charles
ON THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH BRITISH AND FOREIGN ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS, AND ON THE GOOD EFFECTS OF INTERCROSSING. JOHN MURRAY, 1862
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Darwin, Charles
ON THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH BRITISH AND FOREIGN ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS, AND ON THE GOOD EFFECTS OF INTERCROSSING. JOHN MURRAY, 1862
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Darwin, Charles
ON THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH BRITISH AND FOREIGN ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS, AND ON THE GOOD EFFECTS OF INTERCROSSING. JOHN MURRAY, 1862
8vo, FIRST EDITION, one folding plate, illustrations, 16pp. advertisements at end dated May 1872, original cloth gilt, text slightly soiled, some erasures from title, binding rebacked retaining most of original spine, new endleaves
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Provenance

Henry Peirson, nineteenth-century signature on title

Literature

Freeman 800; Grolier Club, Darwin (2004), p.22

Catalogue Note

PASTED INTO THIS VOLUME IS A MONEY ORDER SIGNED BY CHARLES DARWIN, to John Cattell in Westerham, Kent, a local nurseryman from whom Darwin bought plants for many years. This copy also includes a number of notes by Henry Peirson, the book's owner, pasted to the upper endleaf and p.[366], the latter listing "13 orchids of 9 genera grew within 1 mile of Darwin's house at Down".

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London