Collection of Charles Darwin's works. Appleton series of "Authorized Edition" science volumes. Published by D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1896. The volumes measure 5" x 8", with the exception of the "The Descent of Man" which measures 5.25" x 8.25". Half-bound in contemporary Morocco over marbled boards with top edge gilt. Illustrated with drawings, graphs, and pull-out charts. This set is in very good minus antiquarian condition. Wear to the boards and spine joints. Scuffing to the board edges and leather corners. A small number notation is present on each of the front paste-downs. In addition, the "Origin of Species" volumes have signatures in pencil and "The Descent of Man" has a signature in ink on the front endpapers. The spine is torn on "The Formation of Vegetable Mould". The contents are lightly toned but clean with sound binding. A very good antique collection of the collected works of one of the most prominent naturalists ever. This collection contains 15 volumes of Spencer's most famous works including: The Origins of Species I & II, The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Life & Letters of Charles Darwin I & II, Animals and Plants Under Domestication I & II, Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Power of Movement in Plants, Journal of Researches, Forms of Flowers, Insectivorous Plants, Geological Observations, Coral Reefs, and Descent of Man. Please view the many other rare titles available for sale at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Fifteen Volume Collection of Charles ...
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Publication Date: 1896
Book Condition: Very Good
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