London: John Murray, 1859. Third Edition. Octavo; G+; Green spine with gilt lettering; 429 pages with two fold outs and pages of advertisements.; Darwin's contribution present and corrected on page 268. NOTES: The first edition of 1849 had a transposition error in Darwin's essay, some later states included a corrected text in a rear pocket. The second edition was issued in 1851, with no offprint of Darwin's article. This is the third edition, complete. Fold out maps are present, with some slight tears to the rear map.; Book has been repaired with original green cloth still present; Some cloth missing from the spine, lettering still present but worn; Former library book with bookplate from the Royal Navy on front paste down and faded ink stamp on title page; Boards show wear along the edges, corners bumped and beginning to fray. Pages are age toned, as is typical with some minor spotting, mostly at the beginning and on the fold outs; Interior otherwise clean and free of marking.; shelved case 10.
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Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany: Joseph Wolffischen, 1783. folio, 750pp., 24pp. index, 136pp.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; front board decorated with metal in the four corners, diamond in the center; remnants of two clasps present, two metal hooks on fore edge of front board, two torn leather strips bound into rear board; moderate rubbing to boards; newer endpapers; title page has had a strip of paper approximately 1.25 inches (3.5cm.) high torn off of the bottom, primarily including the entirety of the publication information. It has been repaired with the backing of another sheet on that portion. There is a small tear in the middle of the page that is backed by a piece of paper on the verso, and so barely impacts the legibility of the words; complete collation: endpaper, title page, 2pp. table of contents, 4pp., 750pp., 24pp. index, title page, 6pp., 136pp.; separate title page with separate pagination; page 110 misprinted as 100, 160 as 142, 217 as 21, 271 as 217, 523 as 532, 524 as 534, 554 as 454, 732 as 571, only the page number impacted; small repairs on pages 165/166, 571/572, 633/634, 649/650, 687/688, 701/702, 705/706, 719/720, 1/2; illustrated pages beginning parts two and three on pages 165 and 567. The pagination between pages 566-571 appear to be missing a page, as is usual with this edition; ffep partially detached; profusely illustrated with over 800 black and white woodcut illustrations, including genre scenes, individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus; Adam Lonicer was a German botanist who studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, obtaining his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. After becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1554, he became the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the Kräuterbuch, was published in 1557, with a large part dealing with distillation. He married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of Christian Egenolff, his Frankfurt publisher and a printer who specialized in herbals. The work that made his name famous is this popular herbal, the Kräuterbuch. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora as well as being one of the first to differentiate deciduous trees from conifers. shelved case 4.
New York: George R Lockwood, ND [1870?]. Early Edition. Quarto; VG-; 334 pages; Tooled leather with gilt titling on spine, raised bands; VOL. 2 ONLY; Full color plates intact, protected by tissue guards; Gilt edges; Sewn-in silk bookmark; Marbled endpapers; Bookstore bookplate on front pastedown; Scuffing and some fraying to the edges of the boards and spine; Bumping/fraying to the corners; Some foxing to the edges of the text block; Toning to pages as typical; PS Consignment, shelved case 10.
London: Black, Perry, and Kingsbury, 1812. Second Edition. Octavo, xxv, , 2-164 pages,  ads; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, gray cloth boards, gilt titling to spine; name written to title page; with half-title, folding frontispiece; water-stain to lower edge of frontispiece; fore and lower page edges untrimmed; shelved case 10.
London: John Murray, 1828. First Edition. 8vo., 273 pages; G+; green cloth spine faded to brown, remnants of a tan label with black lettering, brown paper boards; moderate wear to boards, including bumping to corners, staining; spine has some fraying, signs of glue repair; small sticker with previous owners name on front pastedown; most pages uncut; mild foxing; shelved case 10.
London: John Murray, 1882. Second Edition, Third Thousand. Octavo, xvi, 300 pages; G+; bound in publisher's green cloth, rebacked with spine preserved; gilt lettering to spine; moderate wear and rubbing to corners, board edges; interior clean; illustrated with 38 woodcuts; This book is ‘the first of the volumes of supporting evidence [for natural selection]’. The first edition (Freeman 800) was published on May 15th 1862 and the second in 1877 (Freeman).; Freeman 801; shelved case 10.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
New York: Academic Press, 1972. Octavo; VG/Fair; Hardcover with glassine cover; Spine tan with gold print; Glassine DJ is age-tanned and torn at lower edge, corners, and spine caps, separated at spine (see photos); Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight, small hole in page of rear endpaper; x, 114 pages, illustrated.
Cambridge, Mass. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Square quarto, 697 pages, VG-/G+; off-white DJ, black lettering: light age-toning/rubbing to DJ, open and closed tearing to edges, chipping mostly to head, covers protected by mylar; orange cloth boards, dark brown lettering: mild overall wear to boards, wear/rubbing to hinges of head and tail as well as corners, casing somewhat loose, boards somewhat shaken, binding strong; mild wear to text-block, mild foxing to top, fore-edge clean, light scuffing to bottom; interior clean; shelved Review Table.
London: T. Bensley, 1804. First Edition. Octavo; Fair-/no-DJ; hardcover; brown spine, no text; boards weak and deteriorating, significant shelfwear and edgewear, chipping along front fore edge, bumping along all edges, rubbing and bumping on fore corners, rubbing on spine edges, small closed tears on spine head edge, bumping on spine tail edge, light damp staining on exterior, pen mark on front exterior, ex-libris plate on front interior, browning and foxing in interior, damp staining in rear interior, pencil marks on front interior and rear end paper; text block taped to blinding, age toned, light foxing and soiling throughout, pages uneven, text transfer throughout; inserts included; First Edition; AD Consignments; xiv, 430pp.
London: C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Rivington and J. Fletcher, etc. 1757. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary speckled calf, gilt rule to boards, gilt to paneled spines, labels worn off; wear to hinges, chipping to head of spines; with folding frontispiece portrait in volume 1; early name on ffep of both volumes; the first edition was published earlier the same year in one volume; shelved case 10.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., n.d. [1880s]. 4tos.; 384 pp., each volume; VG-/no dust jacket; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with dark brown endpapers; gilt lettering to spine and front board with illustrations in black; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines; rubbing to back board of Vol. 5; dark-colored top of text-block (faded); age-toning to fore-edge of text-block; light scratching to bottom edge of text-block, Vols. 1 and 3; interiors clean, age-toning throughout; staining to middle of fore-edge of text-block, Vol. 4; shelfwear to endpapers, including slight tear to back free endpaper, Vol. 3; shelved above Hardcover Fiction/Literary Criticism.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967. First American Edition. Octavo, 252 pages; VG/VG; spine is black with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$5.95', has minor creasing at the top and bottom of the spine; binding has minimal shelf wear; pages have minor dust build up along the top edge; signed by the author on the title page; shelved case 10.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 1873. New Edition. Large Octavo, 818 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in brown calf, marbled boards, spine paneled with a green and a burgundy label, gilt lettering, gilt tooling to other panels; gilt text block; marbled endpapers; mild rubbing and wear to boards; bookplate to front pastedown; illustrated with 343 engravings on wood and a color frontispiece;very mild foxing to interior; small name-stamp to front cover, sfep; shelved case 10.
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1848. First American Edition. Octavo, x, , 388 pages,  ads; G; bound in publisher's dark brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering to spine; chips missing to head and tail of spine; moderate wear and rubbing to boards; previous owners small sticker to front pastedown; name written in ink on title page; mild foxing throughout; binding shaken; water stain to upper fore corner of first few pages, including title page; original title "Lezioni sui fenomeni fisico-chimici dei corpi viventi" Carlo Matteucci (1811-1868) was an Italian physicist and neurophysiologist who was a pioneer in the study of bioelectricity.
Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1914. First Edition. Quarto; Poor+/no-DJ; softcover; brown spine; covers have extensive edgewear, chipping and tears along edges, significant rubbing on fore corners, spine nearly detached from text block; text block age toned, damp staining throughout, minor foxing toward front and rear, minor soiling on half-title page; First Edition; BB Consignment; 96pp.
Wellington, NZ: Nova Pacifica, 1982. First Edition. Folio, xii, 376pp.; VG; no dust jacket; Does not come with slipcase; spine has five raised bands, gilted motifs in four compartments and red & sky blue calf title labels with gilt lettering in two compartments; covers half navy blue calf leather, red calf date emblem to upper board surrounded by gilt decoration; hand marbled endpapers; text block slightly dirty in lower corner; text clean; bumping to corners of boards; small scratch to front board; due to weight shipping may be extra; shelved second alcove.
New York: Garden City Publishing, 1925. Early Reprint. Octavo, 315 pages; VG-/VG-; spine is faded green with black lettering, dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has corners cut, has wear along the top and bottom edges, has a small open tear at the top of the spine, has creasing along the sides of the spine, has minor discoloration throughout; binding has wear and fraying at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have age toning and discoloration along the top edge; shelved case 12.
New York: The Viking Press, 1979. First Edition, Sixth Printing. Octavo, 175 pages; VG/VG-; spine blue with white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price $8.95,' mild wear and rubbing to extremities; inscribed on ffep by Thomas; Inscribed to reporter Alvin Sanoff, with his sparse underlining and markings; shelved case 10.
Canberra, Australia: Department of Environment, Sport, and Territories, 1996. First thus, with volume 1 of the report and volume 2 of the appendices. Two volumes, paperback quarto. Part of a biodiversity series, paper #9, biodiversity unit. Both volumes blue spine with white lettering. Slight rubbing to the covers of both volumes. Binding, book block edges, and pages all very good for both volumes. Text pages clean and unmarked. Volume 1 to 205pp, volume 2 to 199pp. A report on biodiversity and negative economic externalities pertinent the management of Australian wildlife.
Flammarion, 2004. Fourth. Small Quarto: VG/no-DJ paperback: Textbook IN FRENCH, contains original interactive CD-ROM: Silver spine with white text: Covers have slight shelfwear and mild fraying around the corners, some scuffing but no creasing of the spine: Textblock has darkened slightly with age and has some scuff marks but pages are remarkably free of markings, highlighting and torn/folded pages: 1463 pp + index. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
University of Toronto Press, 1937. Octavo; G+; Hardcover without DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, bumped and worn corners and spine caps, some spotting and scratching, rippled top edge of front; Textblock endpapers tearing at hinges, pencil notations on front endpapers, text clean; each section separately paged, includes leaves of plates (some folded), 5 folded charts inserted in rear pocket.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1956. Limited Edition, #753/1500. Quarto, 489 pages; VG; bound in full sailcloth stamped in brown, spine with a brown label and gilt titling; housed in a G+ brown slipcase, some wear, parts beginning to separate, some rubbing; bookplate to front pastedown; Signed by Gibbons to the colophon, #753/1500; shelved Limited Editions Club.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1910. First Edition. rectangular 8vo. [8 3/4" tall x 11" wide], unpaginated, G; brown paper boards with black lettering and full-color illustration to front board, navy blue cloth spine, no lettering to spine; bumping/chipping/fraying with mild material loss to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine, shelf lean, boards shaken, binding intact but fragile; scratching/denting/staining (likely water damage) to boards, chipping with material loss to edges and corners of boards; age-toning and shelfwear to text-block; signs of repair to gutter of interiors (many leaves reinforced by pasted strip of linen); signatures and inscriptions from previous owners to front paste-down; scribbles in green pencil to ffep, tear to bottom half of reinforced ffep; creasing to many pages at gutter and/or corners; occasional mild foxing/staining to interior, full-color illustrations clean and bright; an early picture book on the life cycle of chickens; shelved Case 14.
New York: Springer-Verlag, 1988. First Edition. Octavo in blue cloth with blue and yellow DJ in brodart; VG/VG; yellow letters on spine; DJ, binding, text and paper in good condition; author's signature and dedication on ffep (Nobel Prize for Medicine, author rarely signed his books); pp. 317; shelved in Biology section.
Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer, 1921. Octavo; pp 644; G; 1/4 bound brown leather spine with gilt text; marbled boards; no jacket; this volume only; cloth shows modest wear to edges; minor spots to exterior; sturdy boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; German text;.
Berlin: Springer, 2011. Reprint. Octavo; VG-/no DJ Paperback. Green and white spine with white text; MyCopy Digital Reprint. Cover with shelfwear (see photos), rubbing to corners, remnants of a sticker on the front cover and bookstore sticker on rear cover; Pages clean and free of underlining/highlighting. pp242.
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1890. Third Edition. Octavo; pp 615; G+/no-DJ; brown spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; full leather binding; scarce in leather; raised bands to spine; boards have slight rubbing to exterior; gilt borders to panels; mild wear to edges; marbled text block slight sun faded; ex-library's bookplate to front pastedown; marbled endpapers; slight foxing to some early pages; interior clean; profusely illustrated; tight binding;.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. Octavo; 2 volumes; Fourth printing; VG/G; Hardcover with DJ in slipcase; DJ spine, tan with brown print; Slipcase in green paper with white and black print, torn at all corners, shelfwear; DJs are yellow, have light edgewear, small stain to rear and blemish to front (v. 2), tanning to spines; Boards in black cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text blocks have red-tinted top edge, name in ink on front pastedown, light tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; 2 vols., xv, 742, xiv pages, illustrated (b&w).
New Delhi: Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd, 1984. Thick Octavo; VG/G; Blue spine with white text; this volume only; Dust jacket is covered with mylar, small circular tear on front near mid-spine, 2 inch closed tear at front head edge near spine and closed 1 inch tear at front tail edge, otherwise exterior has slight wear as well as along edges; Cloth has very slight rubbing on exterior, but otherwise panels are strong and intact; Text block is lightly age tone with clean pages and tight binding; pp 1097. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1978. Quarto; vg/good; dj,. white spine wih green titles; HB, green cloth spine with silver titles; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; hand notes on ffep; 190 pp.; illus., 452 plates, some with color; endpapers, toning starts; binding, slightly askew; dj, sunned; chipping and short tears; spot staining; else very good.
New York: Springer Science + Business Media, LLC, 2009. Octavo; pp 1247; G+; dark blue/green spine with white text; no jacket; this volume only; cloth has modest wear to exterior, some scratches; strong boards; text block shows slight smudges to exterior edges; slight cracking defect to hinges, as is; interior clean; illustrated;.
n.p. Self Published, c.1873. Octavo; pp 1211; Good; burgundy spine with black text; no jacket; original publisher's cloth has slight wear to exterior; black/gilt designs to front; some rubbing to edges and corners; strong boards; text block marbled; marbled endpapers; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; previous owner's name to verso of ffep; illustrated; good binding;.
Lyon: IARC [International Agency for Research on Cancer], 1987. Octavo; pp 304; VG-/G; white spine with green text; dust jacket has slight sun fading to exterior; minor chip to head spine edge; light tone to flaps; cloth shows minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has very slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
Addis Ababa University Press, 1995. first. Octavo in white soft covers with black letters and colored photograph; VG; moderate soiling on covers; binding strong; previous owner's inscription on ffep; paper clean; text block in typed print; copies of colored photographs; glossary at the end; pp. 284; shelved in room 12.
Dublin, Ireland: International Bryozoology Association, 2002. Octavo; vg+/wraps; 7.5" thin white band with black text on illustrated spine; minor shelf wear; former owner's name inked to FFEP; text block, clean; B/W illustrations; 382pp. "... twenty papers relating to the history of research on bryozoa." (from the rear cover). A scarce copy.
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1989. Octavo; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with white print; Boards in black cloth with green and white print, slight wear to spine caps and front hinge, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; viii, 256 pages, illustrated ("with 42 figures and 47 tables").
London: Trubner and Co., 1888. Small quarto; pp 45; G-/no-DJ; sunned blue spine with gilt text to burgundy paper label; cloth has sunned spine and head edge; lightly sunfaded exterior otherwise; text block shows light age toning to exterior edges; ex-library with pouch to ffep; bookbinder's tape to gutters; title page adhered to endpaper; two other pages adhered to blank pages; interior lightly toned; stain to tail edge of few pages; probably rebound; profusely illustrated; previous owner's bookplate to rear pastedown.
Gaithersburg: National Bureau of Standards, 1972. Quarto; VG/no-DJ; navy spine, gold text; cover has bumping in bottom right corner; textblock has stamp on front free endpaper, staining around edges, otherwise clean; pp 1031. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
California: University of California Press, 1983. US Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG. spine is fern green, sunned by light exposure and faded between the otherwise fully green toned front/rear jacket. near fully illustrated cover with a simple microscope image, striking beneath large yellow main title with lowercase subtitling, publisher and both authors: all light yellow on green. light and dark green fibers woven, striking clothbound HB spine and panels, and just spine has the stamped gilt lettering. stark blank white endsheets, and wide textblock interior features many figures numbered within the chapters, in addition to tables. all sheets are clear and excellent, edges smoothly clear all sides between sturdy boards. 542 pp.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1952. First Edition. 10mo; pp 247; G-/Fair; dark beige spine with black text; dust jacket has chipping to edges and corners; slight age toning to exterior; light soiling to rear; mylar wraps; cloth shows some sunning to exterior; lightly bumped corners; spot to rear; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; illustrated; inscribed to the neurologist and brain researcher, Karl Pribram, 1919-2015, to ffep by author.