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image of Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley. By his Son. [Second Edition.] BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN PUBLISHER'S CLOTH

Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley. By his Son. [Second Edition.] BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN PUBLISHER'S CLOTH

by (Thomas Henry HUXLEY). Leonard HUXLEY

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1908
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Macmillan,, 1908. 3 vols., 8vo., Second Edition, with 3 portrait frontispieces in photogravure (all original tissue guards present), neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper of first volume; red cloth, gilt backs, uncut, boards of first volume lightly age-marked at fore-edge only, else a very good, bright, crisp, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at end of third volume.… Read more
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image of African Genesis. A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man. Illustrated by Berdine Ardrey. [First UK Edition.] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

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Collins,, 1961. 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured plates (2 folding) and illustrations in the text; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With striking wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Aleksander Werner. Bright, crisp copy of Ardrey's most famous work on the hunting hypothesis and killer-ape theory. Essentially a continuation of Dart and coincident with Lorenz.… Read more
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Darwin Pedigrees. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

by (Charles DARWIN). (Erasmus DARWIN). Richard Broke FREEMAN

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Published
1984
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Privately Printed,, 1984. Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with facsimiles and pedigrees throughout; origjnal green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Richard Broke Freeman (1915-1986), noted Darwinian scholar and bibliographer, was author of A Darwin Companion, the Darwin Bibliographical… Read more
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Darwin. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

by Adrian DESMOND and James MOORE

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[1991]
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Michael Joseph,, [1991]. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates; grey cloth, gilt back, grey endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy in dustwrapper.
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Arboreal Man. Second Impression. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CRISP COPY

by F. Wood JONES

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1918
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Edward Arnold,, 1918. 8vo., Second Impression, with numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text, free endpapers lightly browned; original green pictorial cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in blind, uncut AND LARGELY UNOPENED, a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy. Includes a select bibliography. Published in the same year as the first edition. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.
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image of Alfred Russel Wallace. Biologist and Social Reformer. Foreword by Richard Clements. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

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Hutchinson,, [1983]. 8vo., First Edition; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. SCARCE.
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Charles Darwin. A Biography. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

by John BOWLBY

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[1990]
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Hutchinson,, [1990]. 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, photographs and maps in the text, and endpaper maps; olive cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper.
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image of The Malay Archipelago. The Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature. [Eighth Edition]. UNUSUALLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY WANTING ONE PLATE

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Macmillan,, 1883. 8vo., Eighth Edition, WANTING FRONTISPIECE (original tissue guard present), with engraved title-vignette, 7 plates, very numerous illustrations and 8 maps (a number full-page) in the text, folding coloured map and folding map coloured in outline (maps vey lightly spotted, mainly on blank margins); original green cloth, upper board framed in black and blocked in gilt, gilt back,… Read more
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image of The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms with Observations on their Habits. Thirteenth Thousand [Third Impression] with Illustrations. [Corrected by Francis Darwin]. REMARKABLY BRIGHT COPY OF THE FIRST ISSUE WITH PLATES

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John Murray,, 1904. 8vo., Thirteenth Thousand [Third Impression], with 15 figures on 10 plates; decorative green arches-style cloth, boards framed and lettered in blind, gilt back, a remarkably bright, clean copy. Third Impression of the Thirteenth Thousand, the first to replace with plates the woodcut illustrations of earlier issues. Freeman (Darwin), 331; Freeman (BNHB), 917.
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image of On the Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. Edited, with an Introduction, by Joseph W. Williams. THE FIRST WILLIAMS EDITION

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Walter Scott,, n.d. [1891]. 8vo., First Edition thus, with folding coloured map as frontispiece, 4 coloured plates and 8 woodcut illustrations in the text; original red cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, expertly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, clean copy. Published as no. 64 in the series 'Scott Library', with 18pp publisher's… Read more
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image of Charles Darwin. His Life told in an Autobiographical Chapter and in a selected Series of his published Letters. Edited by his Son Francis Darwin. Fourth Thousand in this Form. FIRM WORKING COPY

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John Murray,, 1902. 8vo., with portrait frontisiece (original tissue guard present), endpapers, frontispiece and title lightly spotted; original arches-style green cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in blind, gilt back, boards mildly age-soiled, top a little browned, upper hinge starting (but binding entirely sound), a good, firm working copy. With personal bookplate on front paste-down. First published in 1892.
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Macmillan,, [1889]. 8vo., Third Impression, with fine portrait frontispiece toned in sepia (original tissue guard present), numerous illustrations in the text (a number full-page) and folding coloured map; original green diced cloth, sides ruled in blind, gilt back, green endpapers, expertly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, crisp, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's advertisement at… Read more
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Richard Owen. Victorian Naturalist. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

by (EVOLUTION). Nicolaas A. RUPKE

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1994
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Yale University Press,, 1994. 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations in the text, signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Using the museum movement as a central focus, Rupke delivers a vivid portrait of Darwin's most eminent protagonist, founder of the Natural History Museum and arguably the most important Victorian naturalist… Read more
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image of Charles Darwin: His Life told in an Autobiographical Chapter, and in a Selected Series of his Published Letters. New [Abridged] Edition. NEAR FINE COPY

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John Murray,, 1902. 8vo., [Fifth Edition], with fine portrait frontispiece in photogravure toned in sepia (original tissue guard present) and a full-page facsimile (of Darwin's holograph) in the text, endpapers very lightly browned; original green decorative cloth blocked in blind, gilt back, fore-edge faintly spotted else a near fine copy. The abridged version of Francis Darwin's life of his… Read more
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Darwin. For the Love of Science. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

by [Charles DARWIN]. Andrew KELLY and Melanie KELLY, eds.

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[2009]
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Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Bristol,, [2009]. Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text, and pictorial endpapers; brown cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in blind, one corner bruised else a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with one short closed tear.
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Harper Press,, [2011]. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates, illustrations in the text and endpaper charts; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper.
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image of Darwin and Butler. Two Versions of Evolution. The Hibbert Lectures 1959. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

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Chatto & Windus,, 1960. 8vo., First Edition, some mild offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, fore-edge lightly spotted; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly age-soiled dustwrapper. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.
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image of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Fifth Thousand. [Second Edition]. BRIGHT, FRESH COPY OF THE SECOND 'ORIGIN'

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John Murray,, 1860. 8vo., Fifth Thousand, [Second Edition], with folding diagram, neat contemporary signature in pencil at head of title, with second pencilled signature lower down, front free endpaper a little chafed at fore-edge, three or four small fox-spots each on half-title, title and diagram; original green cloth, boards elaborately blocked in blind, gilt back, , brown endpapers, uncut,… Read more
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image of Charles Darwin. A Man of Enlarged Curiosity'.

Charles Darwin. A Man of Enlarged Curiosity'.

by (Charles DARWIN). Peter BRENT

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Published
[1981]
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Heinemann,, [1981]. 8vo., First Edition, with plates, illustrations and endpaper maps, neat contemporary inscription on half-title; mustard boards, black cloth back lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper.
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E&S Livingstone,, 1969. 8vo., First Edition, with pedigree in the text; printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy.
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