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Insectivorous Plants, Charles Darwin, 1st/1st, Presentation Copy

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1875, Murray, Presentation copy, signed from the author to... Top edge is trimmed and there is a note from the Author". There is a printed label on the front pastedown in French noting that this copy came from the library of the Candole family - several generations were important Swiss botanists. The library was acquired by the city of Geneva and placed in the Conservatoire Botanique de Geneva. Alphone de Candolle (1806-1893) was son of AP Candole (a major influence on Darwin). There are no other library indicators of any kind. The library has confirmed that it was de-accessioned. No repairs or rebackingWe are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. 
Our Price: £8,365.50
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