Darwin's notebooks on transmutation of species . Part I [-IV].
London. British Museum, 1960. First edition.
Quarto. This first four parts of six only. Original publisher's printed green paper wrappers. Extremities spotted and sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
A printing of the four notebooks (constituting Vol. 2, numbers 2-6 of the Historical Series of the Bulletin of the British Museum) kept by naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) expressing his opinions regarding the transmutation of species that would inform his own theories regarding natural selection. Edited and introduced by zoologist Sir Gavin de Beer (1899-1972), a further two parts would be printed, comprising addenda and corrigenda and pages excised respectively.£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 12342