1868 1st ed Charles Darwin Variation Under Domestication Biology Plant Evolution

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“One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.”

― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

 

In the summer of 1858, Darwin felt pressured by other scientific research, to publish his evolutionary ideas, before others who had similar findings. He began writing according to his big book of ‘Natural Selection’ – the source for ‘Variation.’ According to Freeman,

“This represents the only section of Darwin’s big book on the origin of species which was published in his lifetime and corresponds to its first two chapters.” (Freeman)

 

When completed, ‘Variation’ was by far Darwin’s biggest book to date. In fact, when he sent it to the printer, he wrote a personal letter to Murray apologizing for the size.

“I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear o the enormous size of my Book”

Because of this, portions of the original manuscript were left out including an important section on man. That portion would eventually become two more of Darwin’s famous titles ‘Descent of Man’ and ‘Expression of Emotions in Man.’

 

Variation’ deals primarily with information on how to domesticate animals and plants, benefits, and consequences. It also contains one chapter consisting of Darwin’s own theory of heredity which he called pangenesis.

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1868 1st ed Charles Darwin Variation Under Domestication Biology Plant Evolution

 

“One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.”

― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

 

In the summer of 1858, Darwin felt pressured by other scientific research, to publish his evolutionary ideas, before others who had similar findings. He began writing according to his big book of ‘Natural Selection’ – the source for ‘Variation.’ According to Freeman,

“This represents the only section of Darwin’s big book on the origin of species which was published in his lifetime and corresponds to its first two chapters.” (Freeman)

 

When completed, ‘Variation’ was by far Darwin’s biggest book to date. In fact, when he sent it to the printer, he wrote a personal letter to Murray apologizing for the size.

“I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear o the enormous size of my Book”

Because of this, portions of the original manuscript were left out including an important section on man. That portion would eventually become two more of Darwin’s famous titles ‘Descent of Man’ and ‘Expression of Emotions in Man.’

 

Variation’ deals primarily with information on how to domesticate animals and plants, benefits, and consequences. It also contains one chapter consisting of Darwin’s own theory of heredity which he called pangenesis.

 

Item number: #18192

Price: $950

 

DARWIN, Charles

 

The variation of animals and plants under domestication

 

New York : Orange Judd & Co., 1868. First American edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – [2], x, 494, [6]
    • II – viii, 568, [8]
  • References: Freeman 879
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Green cloth
  • Size: ~8in X 5.5in (20.5cm x 13.5cm)

 

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18192

Categories

Natural History

Medicine & Science

Authors

DARWIN, Charles

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete