Appleton: NY, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-9331
Plates, folding plates, folding maps, 8 x 5", half red morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt ruled with gilt lettering, teg, pagination varies. Spines darkened, tips are worn, chipped and one tip is torn, bot covers of "Descent Of Man" have split about .75" from top, front inner hinge cracked on Volume I of "Life and Letters", faint cigarette smell, edges worn and rubbed, pages lightly toned else very good condition. Uncut pages and textblocks tight. The titles: "Descent of Man", "Different Forms Of Flowers", "Expressions Of The Emotions In Man And Animals", "Formation Of Vegetable Mould", "Geological Observations", "Insectivorus Plants", "Journal Of Researchers", "Life And Letters Of Charles Darwin" (2 vols), "Original Of The Species" (2 vols), "Power Of Movement In Plants", "Structure And Distribution Of Coral Reefs", "The Variation Of Animals And Plants Under Domestication" (2 vols). Three titles are two volumes each (as noted) and the remainder are one volume each. An attractive, rare, SCARCE complete set. FIRST COLLECTED AND AUTHORIZED EDITION OF DARWIN'S COMPLETE WRITINGS.