The Power of Movement in Plants
19.5cm x 14cm. x, 592 pages, 32 advertisements, black and white illustrations. Green cloth, gilt lettering.
First edition, first issue of 1500 copies. Darwin’s longest botanical book, which extended his work on climbing plants. This volume demonstrates that climbing plants operate in the same mechanism as flowering plants. Written with the assistance of Darwin’s son, Francis, who later refined some of the experimental techniques and modified their conclusions. 196 wood-engraved illustrations in text. This copy with the advertisements dated May 1878.
Minor rubbing and bumping to cloth. Minor cracking to lower hinge, still firm. Very minor foxing. Bookplate of Samuel Rigby and later label of Graham A. Wenman, and bookplate, Samuel Rigby, previous owner’s name in pencil to half title. Very Good Condition.
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