Item #19325 The Variation of animals and Plants Under Domestication. Charles Darwin.

The Variation of animals and Plants Under Domestication

London: John Murray, 1890. Second edition , revised. Tenth thousand. Cloth. Two volumes, small octavo (5" x 7.5"), dark green cloth with gilt titles. Covers decorated in blind. xiv, 473pp, [1] with ad leaf; x, 495pp. with index. Illustrated with wood engravings. A tight, clean set with a minor rubbed spot on each spine. There is a faded area at the fore-edge of the cover of volume one. A very attractive set. Very good. Item #19325

The first appearance of the term pangenesis, in which Darwin postulated the existence of a hereditary material inside cells called gemmules which could be modified by the organism's environment and passed on to the offspring.

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