# 41907

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

The movements and habits of climbing plants (1888)

$500.00 AUD

  • Ask a question

London : John Murray, 1888. Fourth thousand. Second Edition, Sixth Issue. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt (slight rubbing to head and foot), pp. x, 208, 32 (publisher’s catalogue dated April, 1889), lithographed illustrations in the text; foxing to preliminaries, uncut and unopened, a clean, fresh copy.

The movements and habits of climbing plants was first printed in Vol. IX of the Journal of the Linnean Society of London (1865). It first appeared in book form in 1875, much enlarged and revised from the journal publication.

Following Origin of Species (1859), Darwin spent much time studying plants to produce evidence for his theory of natural selection. The book stands as his second work on plants, with the first being On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects (1862).

Freeman 844. This edition includes the Appendix to the Preface which first appeared in the first issue of the Third Thousand in 1882.