Land des Verkäufers
Wien/Heidelberg, Ueberreuther, 1971. 192 SS. mit etl. Abb. auf Tafeln. 8°. OLn. mit OU. NaV. Umschlag mit kl. Randausrissen. Gut. Wir versenden die von uns angebotenen Bücher mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung) und der DHL (Pakete). Die Versandart und Versanddauer ist abhängig vom Preis des Titels, dessen Gewicht und dem Versandziel und beträgt in der Regel innerhalb Deutschlands 3 bis 5 Tage, in der EU zwischen 7 und 14 Tage. Südamerika, Forschungsfahrt, Erforschung, Evolution, Naturforscher, Naturwissenschaften, 19. Jahrhundert, Artikel-Nr.: 27853.
Stuttgart / E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1905
15 x 22 cm. Original Halbleinenband mit 2 eingefalteten Karten, 5 Tafeln und 38 Holzschnitten, . Mit 14 Holzschnitten und 1 Karte der Westküste von Süd-Amerika Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1. 2. Auflage, 2 Bände in Einem. Gut. Artikel-Nr.: 118798.
Linnean Society, 1982.], [London:, 1982
26 cm.135 pp. One musical score, index; very few ink underlined sections. Original printed wrappers; bit soiled and crinkled. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Various articles that tell the story of DARWIN. Contents: R.J. Berry, Happy is the man that findeth wisdom; R.B. Freeman, The Darwin Family; Keith Stewart Thomson & Stan P. Rachootin, Turning points in Darwin's life; Frederick Burkhardt, Darwin and the biological establishment; Frederick B. Churchill, Darwin and the Historian; John Austin Baker, Humanity and nature; R.H. Brady, Dogma and doubt; James R. Moore, Charles Darwin lies in Westminster Abbey; Ernst Mayer. Epilogue. Artikel-Nr.: BL3214.
Garland Publishing, Inc, New York & London, 1985
Garland, 1985., New York and London:, 1985
Series: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 369. 4to. 690 pp. Port. of Darwin, index; small tick-mark in one margin, otherwise clean. Red cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. ISBN: 0824092244 First edition, noting that a 46-page supplement, with a reprinting the original, was issued in 1994. Frederick Burkhardt was for many years the President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies. His decades of work on The Correspondence of Charles Darwin constituted a signal example of dedication to a demanding and ambitious scholarly enterprise. He was an Honorary Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Artikel-Nr.: BL1509.
Cornell University Press, 1990
Hardcover. Publisher's hardback in very good condition: firm, square and tight with no snags or splits, just a trifle rubbed. Contents sound and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in presentable condition. No Dust Jacket. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 099978.
Fontana Press, 1994
14 March., 1959
Ephemera relating to this even in the Auditorium of the Wellcome Building, including the Prospectus and application for tickets, one page, 4to; tickets for the Symposium and Buffet Lunch (2); and the Programme (speakers include J.S. Weiner, Asa Briggs, J.M. Thoday, F.E. Zeuner, etc), 4pp., 8vo, brief notes on lectures added by Nehemiah Asherson, Harley Street specialist. Artikel-Nr.: 3113.
John Murray. 1914, 1914
Printed by Edw. Walker for T. Bewick (and others), Newcastle, 1826
DARWIN'S COPY OF BEWICK'S BIRDS. Charles Darwin's copy, signed and dated (1840) by him on the title-page of each volume, and containing additional autograph notations by Darwin, particularly with reference to the British finch. This is a highly significant volume from Darwin's library - in 1840 Darwin was in process of formulating his theory of evolution, and Darwin's examination and notation of this book may possibly have been for the purpose of supplementary fact-finding and corroboration for his theory. Each volume contains one or two page citations in Darwin's hand on the rear flyleaf, together with marginal side-lining on the cited text page (to descriptions of The Hook-Billed Duck, The Tufted Duck etc.); in addition, there is an additional hard-to read notation on the first page of each volume's preface which is probably also in Darwin's hand. The rear flyleaf citation in volume I is especially notable as it pertains to text about the 'Canary Finch.' Darwin's interest in finches from an evolutionary perspective is well known and documented. Indeed, the variation in species of finches from the Galapagos Islands was one of the primary impetuses to Darwin's formulation of the Theory of Evolution - Darwin himself most significantly writing in his Journalof the Voyage of the Beagle: "Seeing this gradation and diversity of structure in one small, intimately related group of birds, one might really fancy that from an original paucity of birds in this archipelago, one species had been taken and modified for different ends." In the context of Bewick's book, Darwin would here appear to be gathering comparative data about the British finch for the sake of further consolidating his emerging evolutionary viewpoint - in keeping with his 1844 statement to Hooker that "I was so struck with the original distribution of Galapagos organisms . that I determined to collect blindly every sort of fact, which could bear any way on what are species." By 1840 the 31-year old Darwin was beginning to withdraw from his previous circles to concentrate on his own research. His first child, William Erasmus, had been born on 27 December 1839, with the child's expressions fascinating him enough for him to keep a diary of observation. Shortly afterwards he experienced the first really serious bout of the illness (stomach troubles and nausea) which was to dog him for the rest of his life. Both Bewick and Darwin can be said to have been products of the great explosion of interest in the animal kingdom which occurred from the late eighteenth century onwards. Most of the books from Darwin's library are institutionally owned, and instances of any book from his library are accordingly exceptionally rare in commerce. At the age of 14 Bewick (1753-1828) was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. Bewick pioneered a new printing technique, known as wood engraving. The artist works on the end grain of a block of wood, instead of the side grain, and uses the burin of the engraver, rather than the knife of the woodcutter, to carve the block. He discovered that fine detail could be achieved with cutting designs in hard wood, rather than the soft wood previously used for woodcuts. Bewick drew his original designs directly on the wood. As such, there was no intermediary, and the resulting prints were scientifically accurate and elaborately detailed, even though frequently very small. They could also be printed right along with the type, instead of on a separate press. Bewick engraved a series of diagrams on wood for Charles Hutton's treatise on mensuration. In 1775 he received a prize from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for a wood engraving of the 'Huntsman and the Old Hound' from Select Fables by the late Mr Gay. In 1776 Bewick became a partner in Beilby's workshop. The joint business prospered, becoming Newcastle's leading engraving service. Bewick had at least 30 pupils who worked for him and Beilby as apprentices, the first of which was his younger brother John. The partners published their History of Quadrupeds in 1790, intended for children but reaching an adult readership, and its success encouraged them to consider a more serious work of natural history. In preparation for this Bewick spent several years engraving the wood blocks for Land Birds, the first volume of A History of British Birds. Given his detailed knowledge of the birds of Northumberland, Bewick prepared the illustrations, so Beilby was given the task of assembling the text, which he struggled to do. Bewick ended up writing most of the text, which led to a dispute over authorship; Bewick refused to have Beilby named as the author, and in the end only Bewick's name appeared on the title page. The book was an immediate success when published-by Beilby and Bewick themselves-in 1797. Given its success, Bewick started work at once on the second volume, Water Birds, but the disagreement over authorship led to a final split with Beilby. Bewick's A History of British Birds was the first field guide to appear in Britain. Unlike the massive folios that preceded it, this lively work was intended to sit in a capacious coat pocket, so that the novice ornithologist could use it to check the feathered legs of a barn owl or distinguish between a shrike and a woodchat. It is a serious guide, written with a countryman's understanding of nature, and a scholar's knowledge of classifications. A History of British Birds was a phenomenal success, fostering an interest in birds and a love of natural history in ordinary people as well as amongst the wealthy. The great American ornithologist John James Audobon was inspired by Bewick's attention to living postures and character, while as a child Beatrix Potter attempted to imitate the artist, copying his woodcuts to practice drawing and even attempting to create her own prints with an ink made from soot. "The Birds is specifically British, but is the forerunner of all modern fi. First edition. Artikel-Nr.: 5276.
J. M. Dent & Co, 1930
1930. Reprinted. 496 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth. Pages are mostly clean overall, with moderate tanning throughout. Slight crinkling to paper at gutters, however binding remains firm. Inscribed by a previous owner. Occasional thumb-marking. Boards have visible edge wear with corner bumping. Noticeable tanning to spine and edges with some crushing to spine ends. Large splits to joints with fraying to edges. Gilt lettering is bright and clear. Water marks overall. Book is slightly bowed and forward leaning. Fair. Artikel-Nr.: 1612276852MEP.
The Friends of the Library. American Philosophical Society. 4to, 1971
Outlook Verlag, 2020
Outlook Verlag, 2020
John Murray, 1884, 1884
16th thousand. 8vo (7¾ x 5 ins). Original green cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated at head and tail with blind-ruled boards (poor - chipped and torn at headcap, tail chaffed and boards rather rubbed at corners - protective glassine cover). Pp. [iv] + x + 519 +  blank + 32 catalogue + 2 [blank), with engraved illus in text (inner hinges loosened; previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down; rather spotted and front and rear pages; no inscriptions). Artikel-Nr.: 140554.
London : John Murray, 1901
Book. New edition, with illustrations. 8vo. Original pea green cloth, edges of spine slightly rubbed. xiv, pp15-16, 1-522, (5); 26 illustrations. Rear hinge cracked. Scattered foxing throughout. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage round the world of H.M.S. 'Beagle' under command of Captain Fitz Roy, R.N. Artikel-Nr.: 12638.
Folio Society, London, 1977
360, col frontis, 11 col illus. . HB + Slipcase. Vg in slipcase (slight fading to top edge). being passages from the Narrative written by Captain Robert FitzRoy, R.N., together with extracts from his logs, reports and letters; additional material from the diary and letters of Charles Darwin, notes from Midshipman Philip King and letters from Second Lieutenant Bartholemew Sulivan. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: S41315.
Folio Society, London, 1977
360, col frontis, 11 col illus. . HB + Slipcase. Vg in slipcase. being passages from the Narrative written by Captain Robert FitzRoy, R.N., together with extracts from his logs, reports and letters; additional material from the diary and letters of Charles Darwin, notes from Midshipman Philip King and letters from Second Lieutenant Bartholemew Sulivan. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: S36641.
The Folio Society 1977., 1977
15th. Thou. Pub. John Murray. 1882, 1882
Hardcover. pp.x, 519, 32 with b/w. illus. 8vo. Light coloured Prison lib. stamp on ffep. Scattered foxing to first few pages. Some numbers written in pencil to rear paste-down, o/w. contents very clean and in thor. vg. condition. Original green cloth boards gently marked and rubbed in places o/w. vg. A vg. hdbk. Freeman 38. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 53303.
London: John Murray, 1909, 1909
Octavo. Bound in green cloth, with gilt titles to spine, and dark green panelling and design to front board. Includes Christmas gift insert and review slip. Stain to front board, and some spotting to edges. Occassional spots in text, mostly to prelims, but largely clean, including plates. Includes printed Christmas gift insert, "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, From Henry. S. Wellcome, Christmas 1910" and review slip. A Christmas gift to the employees of the Wellcome group, with an original review slip to be "returned to Mr Wellcome's Secretary no later than the First of Februrary 1911". Artikel-Nr.: 42763.
London, John Murray, (Fifteenth Thousand). 1882, 1882
Freeman 38. 15th thousand second edition with portrait frontis Hardcover. pp.x, 519, 32 (Jan 1882) Good, clean and bright publisher's green cloth,smallchip to top of the spine, gilt titles to spine. Aside from some overall wear, light foxing, bumping to corners, bookplate to frontispiece, hinges starting, some light marking to margins, edges dusty, slight rubbing, a clean, bright and tight example. A pleasing book, 12464. Artikel-Nr.: 12464.
Published by John Murray, London, 1889
, x, 519 pages, frontispiece portrait of the author Early Edition , spine slightly skewed to the left and head and tail bumped, light wear along board edges, some marks on covers, front hinge cracked and some pages partially detached, foxing on text block fore edge and top edge has darkened, inscription on front free endpaper, some foxing on prelim pages and at fore edge of leaves - otherwise clean inside, some leaves untrimmed, in good condition. , bound in green cloth with gilt stamped illustration to front cover and gilt title and decoration to spine, patterned endpapers , Octavo, 19.5 x 13 cm Hardback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 76778.
New Ed. Pub. John Murray. 1890, 1890
17th. Thou. Pub. John Murray. 1888, 1888
pp.x, 519, with b/w. illus., and 32 publisher’s catalogue. 8vo. Hardback. Memorial Prize bookplate of Hele’s School, Exeter dated July 1932 to front pastedown. Faint scattered foxing to first and last few pages, o/w. contents fine. Original green cloth boards in nr. fine condition, lightly rubbed on extremities. Freeman No. 45. Artikel-Nr.: 57347.
15th. Thou. Pub. Murray. 1882, 1882
pp.x, 519, 32 with b/w. illus. 8vo. Hardback. Contemporary signature to ffep. Bookplate. Scattered foxing at ends, o/w. contents thor. vg. Original green cloth boards, with gilt lettering in very good condition, showing some shelf-wear at spine ends. Freeman 38. Artikel-Nr.: 55956.
Chapman & Hall, Ltd, London, 1936
243,  pp. Last page blank. Publisher announcement leaflet laid-in. Illustrated. Crown 8vo. A collection of essays by divers Pickwickians (including Alfred Noyes, J. W. T. Ley, Bransby Williams, Alec Waugh, Walter Dexter, Bernard Darwin, Arthur Waugh & Hugh Kingsmill) on the many characters in Dickens' first novel. VG (bookplate/period poi to ffep)/VG (spine panel a bit darkened/some edgewear). Orange cloth binding with black stamped lettering. Dust jacket. 1st edition. Artikel-Nr.: 762.9.
Soft Cover. Tradução de Diniz Lopes e Miguel Serras Pereira. Ciência. Relógio D"Água Editores. Lisboa. 2009. De 23,5x15,5 cm. Com 431, [vi] págs. Brochado. Ilustrado com o fac-símile integral da 1ª edição da obra publicada em 1889. Exemplar com assinatura de posse na folha de guarda. Language: Português / Portuguese Location/localizacao: I-48-H-20. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 2012RS253.