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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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2,5003,000
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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
2,5003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 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 in the text by G.B. Sowerby, 32pp. publisher's adverts dated December 1861 at end, original plum cloth, vertically lined, with gilt motif of an orchid on upper board, ruled and decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt, spine faded, boards a little bumped, ink ownership inscription on title
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Literature

Freeman 800 (variant a); see Grolier, Darwin (2004), p.22

Catalogue Note

The only Darwin work published by Murray between 1859 and 1910 not bound green cloth. The gilt motif on the binding was suggested by Darwin himself; writing to Murray before publication he asked, "Do you think of little Book with cloth back or pamphlet in paper? I ask because if former, [should] you like an orchid in gold; for in that case I could get Mr Sowerby to draw one..." (24 September 1861).

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

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London