Title The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects. Second Edition, Revised. With Illustrations.
Publisher John Murray, 1877 (2nd.ed.,revised. )
Seller ID 78487
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In green blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind paneled boards. Brown endpapers. In good condition, corners bumped and nicked, some rubbing/soiling to edges of boards. Spine slightly darkened but still bright. Endpapers faded and hinges cracked. Some minor spotting after endpapers and to cat pages, else inside pages clean and tight. Rare. x + 300 pp. / Cat.32pp.(dated Jan. 1876). 38 B&W woodcut within text. Of the first edition in 1862 there were probably only 2000 copies printed. In the second edition in 1877, a paper which Darwin published in 1869, was incorporated. The text of this was considerable altered . The title is condensed by the omission of “On” and “British and Foreign”, as well as the last phrase. Freeman 801
DARWIN, CHARLES DARWIN, CHARLES: The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects, Second Edition, Revised, With Illustrations, John Murray, 1877, 2nd, Botany, Natural History,