Darwin, Charles Robert assisted by Darwin, Francis
The Power of Movement in Plants
First Edition, Second Thousand. Publisher's original standard green pebbled cloth, boards panelled in blind, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, brown end papers. Octavo. pp. x, 592 with 32 pages of publisher's catalogue, dated January 1882; according to Freeman the inserted catalogue may be variously dated, beginning with May 1878. According to Freeman, this specialist book seems to have sold fewer copies than any other, and was not reprinted in England after the year of Darwin's death. The first edition was published on November 6, 1880, and it is recorded that 1,500 copies were sold at Murray's autumn sale. In this issue there are two lines of errata on page x, which are corrected in the second thousand of the same year.
A book in Near Fine condition, a superior copy, well-preserved, binding tight and square, text virtually pristine.