Science

 

  1. Darwin, Charles: The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. London, 1872. Octavo. Original dark

      green cloth, titles to spine gilt, covers blocked in blind, black coated endpapers. 374 pp. 7 heliotype plates

      numbered in roman, 3 of which are folding; woodcut illustrations in the text. Galignani’s bookseller’s ticket to

      front pastedown. Binding very lightly rubbed at extremities but cloth otherwise bright and fresh, hinges

      cracked, some light foxing to contents. An excellent copy.

      1st ed., second issue with the misprint “htat” on page 208. Expression of the Emotions is the book that

      completed Darwin’s great cycle of evolutionary writings. The subject had originally been meant for the

      Descent of Man, but Darwin held it over for separate treatment. Darwin invited the photographer Oscar

      Rejlander to make comparative studies of laughter and crying; he obtained photographs of lunatics from

      asylum director James Crichton-Browne; and he consulted the French physiologist Guillaume Duchenne

      about his electrical research on facial muscles. The reproductions of these are some of the earliest

      commercially reproduced photographs in a printed book.                                                        

 

  2. [Darwin] Romanes, George John: Darwin, and after Darwin. An Exposition of the Darwin Theory and a

      Discussion of Post-Darwinian Questions.
      1st ed., 2 vols., Vol.I. 460p., 1892, Vol.II. 344p., 1895, cloth, London.                                                                               

 

  3. Hooke, Robert: Micrographia. Or, Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies made by Magnifying

      Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon. 
      Facsimile reprint of the first 1665 London edition. 246 p., leather, New York, 1996.

  4. [Leeuwenhoek, Antony van] Dobell, Clifford: Antony van Leeuwenhoek and his "Little Animals". Being Some

      Account of the Father of Protozoology and Bacteriology and his Multifarious Discoveries in these Disciplines.          Collected, Translated, and Edited, from his Printed Works, Unpublished Manuscripts, and Contemporary

      Records by Clifford Dobell.

      435p., cloth, New York, 1958.

 

  5. Romanes, G.J.: Animal Intelligence.
      1st ed., 520p., cloth, London, 1882.                                 

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