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The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.

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The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.

by Darwin, Charles

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About This Item

New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1868. First edition of Darwin's hypothesis of pangenesis. Octavo, original publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, illustrated with numerous in-text illustrations and a chart. Preface by Asa Gray. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.

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The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication is a book written by Charles Darwin that was first published in January 1868. A large proportion of the book contains detailed information on the domestication of animals and plants but it also contains in Chapter XXVII a description of Darwin's theory of heredity which he called pangenesis.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
137161
Title
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.
Author
Darwin, Charles
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Orange Judd & Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1868
Keywords
charles darwin first edition, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication First Edition

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spine
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gilt
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Cloth
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fine
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First Edition
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octavo
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