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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex., Darwin, Charles
1 Darwin, CharlesThe Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.
London: John Murray, 1871. First, 1st ed., second state. 2 vols. 8vo, publisher's dark green cloth. [Freeman no. 938 with page height of 190, board height of 195, and books by same author on verso of title leaf of Vol. 2; the first volume starts with "When" on p. 297 and no errata on verso of title page.] With the publisher's ads dated January 1871 present in both volumes. Vol 1. viii, 423pp + 16pp. advts. Vol 2: viii, [2], 475 (16 pp. advts.] Fair-Good-minus: light surface and edge wear to covers overall; Hinges cracked both volumes but still intact; corners lightly rubbed and bumped (substantial bump to lower front corner Vol 2. Vol 1 is lightly cocked to right with 1" tear to FEP and inked name on front flyleaf. Half-title and advts in Vol 2 lightly foxed, otherwise text blocks of both vols are clean and tight with little to no foxing.. 
Price: 2850.00 USD
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2 Darwin, CharlesThe Origin of Species - First U.S. edition
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860. First American, Good. 8vo, publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt titles on spine. 1st American ed., first state with two quotations facing title page instead of three; folding lithographic plate at p. 108. [Freeman no. 377] Good: several small chips at top and bottom of spine; light 1/2" damp-stain along upper fore-edge of front cover; spine titles lightly faded; corners rubbed; front hinge partially split but still intact; contemporaneous penciled signature on FEP; damp-stain at top of rear end papers and several small damp-stains on fore-edge. Text block is generally clean and tight with practically no foxing. From approximately mid-point to end there is some very light damp-stain to top of pages.. 
Price: 6500.00 USD
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The Natural System of Colors (Facsimile edition), Harris, Moses
3 Harris, MosesThe Natural System of Colors (Facsimile edition)
New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1963. A facsimile edition of the rarest known book in the literature of "color" (1766). With historical notes and commentary by Faber Birren. Privately printed in an unstated limited edition. Large 4to, in burgundy leatherette binding. 11"x14" 8pp., followed by 3 full-page plates of color wheels (two in color). Very fine in tattered d/w.. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Chasing Eclipses/ The total solar eclipses of 1905, 1914, 1925., Joslin, Rebecca R.
4 Joslin, Rebecca R.Chasing Eclipses/ The total solar eclipses of 1905, 1914, 1925.
Publisher: Walton Advertising & Printing Co, 1929. 8vo, Navy Blue cloth with gilt illustration and lettering. 140 pp. Line drawings and photographs. Joslin was a veteran eclipse chaser; The book describes her expeditions to the total solar eclipses of 1905 (Spain), 1914 (England), and 1925 (United States).Faint ex-library ink number at bottom of spine and some light fraying at top of spine, otherwise very good. Interior clean and tight.. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Farm Roads, Fences, and Gates - A Practical Treatise on the Roads, Tramways, and Waterways of the Farm, Scott, John
5 Scott, JohnFarm Roads, Fences, and Gates - A Practical Treatise on the Roads, Tramways, and Waterways of the Farm
London: Crosby Lockwood and Co, 1883. The third in a series of Farm Engineering Textbooks. Condition: Good; cracked front hinge, covers faded at edges and spine, edgewear.. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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