Charles Darwin 1809-1882 A Centennial Commemorative

[DARWIN, Charles Robert]. CHAPMAN, Roger G. and Cleveland T. DUVAL (editors). Charles Darwin 1809-1882 A Centennial Commemorative.

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[DARWIN, Charles Robert]. CHAPMAN, Roger G. and Cleveland T. DUVAL (editors) Charles Darwin 1809-1882 A Centennial Commemorative. Wellington, New Zealand: Nova Pacifica. 1982

4to. Original half black leather, blue cloth, gilt borders to boards, gilt device to upper, gilt spine with contrasting lettering pieces in red and light blue leather, marbled endpapers, with slip case; pp. xii + 376, 27 tipped-in colour plates, numerous text illustrations; gilt on spine lightly rubbed, spotting to edges, otherwise very good indeed.
Published limited edition of 750. This unnumbered, out of series copy came from the family of Perry Dutfield, one of the New Zealand Government Printing Office binders who worked on this volume. This commemorative volume, marking the centenary of Darwin's death, explores his life and his influence on science, philosophy and society through a collection of essays by authorities such as Mea Allan and James R. Moore. Not only does the book provide a comprehensive overview of the Darwinian age, it is also lavishly produced and beautifully illustrated.

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