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Two volumes. Original green cloth. Light wear. A near fine set. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, one of 1500 copies. "The two issues have considerable textual differences" (Freeman). "Survival of the fittest" appears here for the first time in any of Darwin's works. Darwin planned to prepare a massive work fleshing out the theories outlined in On the Origin of Species. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, the only section of this 'big book" to have been published, "corresponds to the first two intended chapters" (Freeman). This work "contained his hypothesis of pangenesis, by means of which Darwin tried to frame an explanation of hereditary resemblance, inheritance of acquired characteristics, atavism, and regeneration. It was a brave attempt to account for a number of phenomena which were beyond the bounds of scientific knowledge in his day, such as fertilization by the union of sperm and egg, the mechanism of chromosomal inheritance, and the development of the embryo by successive cell divisi ... Read more

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5 ½ x 7 ½ in. Salt print on original mount with triple-rule printed border with printed caption "State Capitol---South View / Montpelier, Vt." Minor soiling but generally in very good condition with good contrast. The original Greek Classical Revival Vermont State House in Montpelier was built in 1836. The structure was gutted by fire in 1857, but the front portico survived. The present State House, designed by Thomas Silloway, was constructed on the same site in 1857-58. Silloway's splendid design replaced the old saucer-shaped dome with a tall gold dome supported by Ionic columns. This salt print photograph was taken around 1859 to commemorate the completion of the building. The foreground shows newly planted trees supported by white wooden frames.

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Oval, 7½ x 9 ½ in. Carbon print on original mount. Some minor browning. Fine condition. This photograph is the first view from W. J. Stillman's, The Acropolis of Athens, a series of 25 photographs taken in 1869 and published together the following year. The 25 photographs open with four longer views of the Acropolis, eventually spiraling in toward the Parthenon. Scholar Andrew Szegedy–Maszak notes that this well–known first photograph in the series "exemplifies [Stillman's] pictorial practice." The Athenian Acropolis, one of the most famous landmarks of Ancient Greece, has been an important cultural and religious location since the 3rd millennium BCE. The most prominent building on the Acropolis, the Parthenon, was constructed between 447 and 438 BCE as a temple to Athena, although it eventually went on to serve as both a Christian church and a Muslim mosque. In this photograph, one can see a bell tower that was added by the Christian Franks in the 13th century. It was torn down only five years after St ... Read more

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  "An uncommonly gifted, innovative photographer whose unquestioned masterpiece is The Acropolis of Athens." Oval, 7½ x 9 ½ in. Carbon print on original mount. Some minor browning. Fine condition. This photograph is the first view from W. J. Stillman's, The Acropolis of Athens, a series of 25 photographs taken in 1869 and published together the following year. The 25 photographs open with four longer views of the Acropolis, eventually spiraling in toward the Parthenon. Scholar Andrew Szegedy–Maszak notes that this well–known first photograph in the series "exemplifies [Stillman's] pictorial practice." The Athenian Acropolis, one of the most famous landmarks of Ancient Greece, has been an important cultural and religious location since the 3rd millennium BCE. The most prominent building on the Acropolis, the Parthenon, was constructed between 447 and 438 BCE as a temple to Athena, although it eventually went on to serve as both a Christian church and a Muslim mosque. In this photograph, on ... Read more

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"ICONIC VIEW OF ROME. 14 x 9 in. Albumen print, on original mount. Short closed tears and some foxing to mount, image in fine condition. A fine 19th century photograph of landmarks of Rome. This early photograph, looking south over the Tiber river toward Castel Sant'Angelo and then further on to the dome of Saint Peter's Basilica, captures a view of some of Rome's most important landmarks. This vantage point had been popular with painters from the beginning of the 19th century. Painters Alexander Brullov (1826), Jean–Baptiste–Camille Corot (1826–28) and Rudolf Weigmann (1834) all produced images of this scene, and photographers later adopted the popular view for tourist photographs like the one seen here. The invention of photography radically expanded the viewer's access to far away places. As 19th–century American photographer Marcus Aurelius Root described, "What, heretofore, the traveler alone could witness, … even the humblest may now behold, substantially, without crossing his own threshold." ... Read more

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