London: John Murray, 1872. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, vi, 374 pages, 4 pages ads; G+; bound in publisher's green cloth, rebacked with spine preserved; gilt lettering to spine; some rubbing and bumping to corners; 1st edition, 1st Issue point: the word 'that' is spelt correctly on p. 208; 7 photographic plates, as called for (numbered with Roman numerals, Pl.I-VII; Freeman: F1142; shelved case 3.
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This is Darwin's only work illustrated by photographs, and marks the first use of heliotypes to illustrate a book.;