Lot 30
  • 30

Darwin, Charles

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 USD
Sold
12,500 USD
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Description

  • The Works of Charles Darwin. London: John Murray, 1888-92
  • ink, paper, metal plate
13 volumes, 8vo. Some volumes illustrated, with two folding maps and four folding plates, one of which hand-colored. Full straight grain morocco, covers double ruled with small flower designs in corners in gilt, spines with raised bands in six compartments, titles and text in second and third, others with an elaborate repeat overall decoration in gilt, turn-ins blindstamped with leaf and vine pattern, marbled endpapers, edges marbled. Spines uniformly and nearly imperceptibly sunned, some minor rubbing to extremities.

Provenance

Ethel Maude Trower (bookplate)

Catalogue Note

An attractive set of Darwin's most important works, including Journal of Researches; On the Origin of Species; Expression of Emotions in Plants and Animals; and Insectivorous Plants
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