The Works of Charles Darwin

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE BOOKS ARE NOW SOLD AND NO LONGER ON OFFER

A few years ago, I was gifted a wonderful set of books in appreciation of my writing on Darwin, The Works of Charles Darwin, the only source of the complete works as a single matching set. I am sad to say that these gorgeous books have remained inside their packing cases as received (save for the purposes of this article). They are therefore in mint condition and exquisite. Just as well really, because now I have to sell them. A terribly difficult decision, but needs must, and hopefully someone else will actually remove them from their packaging, appreciate their beauty and use them. A promo video, the individual book details, the retail-recommended price (RRP) and a couple of short reviews, all follow. I am open to offers (if you are interested, then please make contact).
Promotional video
Contents
The Works of Charles Darwin
Pickering & Chatto.
Editors: Paul H Barrett and R B Freeman
Advisor Editor: Peter Gautrey

Volume 1:
Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, Edited by Nora Barlow (1933)
411pp: 1990
978 1 85196 201 3: Hb
Volume 2:
Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H.M.S. Beagle (1839)
240pp: 1990
978 1 85196 202 0: Hb
Volume 3:
Journal of Researches…., Part II.
497pp: 1990
978 1 85196 203 7: Hb
Volume 4:
The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, During the Years 1832-1836 (1838- 1843); Part I Fossil mammalia; Part II Mammalia
323pp: 1990
978 1 85196 204 4: Hb
Volume 5:
The Zoology…, Part III Birds
253pp: 1990
978 1 85196 205 1: Hb
Volume 6:
The Zoology…, Part IV Fish; Part V Reptiles
362pp: 1990
978 1 85196 206 8: Hb
Volume 7:
The Geology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle; Part 1, The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs (1889)
256pp: 1990
978 1 85196 207 5: Hb
Volume 8:
The Geology…,Part 2, The Volcanic Islands (1844)
256pp: 1990
978 1 85196 208 2: Hb
Volume 9:
The Geology…,Part 3, The South America (1846)
356pp: 1990
978 1 85196 209 9: Hb
Volume 10:
The Foundations of the Origin of Species. Two essays, written in 1842 and 1844. Edited by Francis Darwin (1909)
240pp: 1990
978 1 85196 210 5: Hb
Volume 11:
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (1851); Vol I The Lepadidae
356pp: 1990
978 1 85196 301 0: Hb
Volume 12:
A Monograph…Cirripedia (1854); Vol II The Balanidae, Part 1.
443pp: 1990
978 1 85196 302 7: Hb
Volume 13:
A Monograph…Cirripedia (1854); Vol II The Balanidae, Part 2.
231pp: 1990
978 1 85196 303 4: Hb
Volume 14:
A Monograph on the Fossil Lepadidae (1851), and A Monograph on the Fossil Balanidae (1854)
192pp: 1990
978 1 85196 304 1: Hb
Volume 15:
The Origin of Species. [First edition] (1859)
376pp: 1990
978 1 85196 305 8: Hb
Volume 16:
The Origin of Species. [Sixth edition] (1876)
504pp: 1990
978 1 85196 306 5: Hb
Volume 17:
The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects; Second edition (1877)
236pp: 1990
978 1 85196 307 2: Hb
Volume 18:
The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants; second edition (1882)
148pp: 1990
978 1 85196 308 9: Hb
Volume 19:
The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication; second edition (1875), Vol 1 with preface by Asa Gray (1868)
436pp: 1990
978 1 85196 309 6: Hb
Volume 20:
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication; second edition (1875)
460pp: 1990
978 1 85196 310 2: Hb
Volume 21:
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex; second edition, with an essay by T H Huxley (1877)
236pp: 1990
978 1 85196 401 7: Hb
Volume 22:
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex; second edition (1877), Part 2.
513pp: 1990
978 1 85196 402 4: Hb
Volume 23:
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals; second edition edited by Francis Darwin (1890)
308pp: 1990
978 1 85196 403 1: Hb
Volume 24:
Insectivorous Plants; second edition revised by Francis Darwin(1888)
368pp: 1990
978 1 85196 404 8: Hb
Volume 25:
The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom; second edition (1878)
420pp: 1990
978 1 85196 405 5: Hb
Volume 26:
The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species; second edition with preface by Francis Darwin (1884)
288pp: 1990
978 1 85196 406 2: Hb
Volume 27:
The Power of Movement in Plants (1880)
452pp: 1990
978 1 85196 407 9: Hb
Volume 28:
The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits (1881)
160pp: 1990
978 1 85196 408 6: Hb
Volume 29:
Erasmus Darwin by Ernst Krause, with a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin (1879). The Autobiography of Charles Darwin; edited by Nora Barlow (1958)
560pp: 1990
978 1 85196 409 3: Hb
Price
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE BOOKS ARE NOW SOLD AND NO LONGER ON OFFER
29 Volume Set: 11000pp: 1990
978 1 85196 011 8: 234x156mm
RRP £1495.00 (I am open to offers. If you are interested, then please make contact)

Reviews
‘Are they needed? To be sure. The Darwin industry has scandalously failed to provide texts of more than a handful of Darwin’s books. If you want to know what Darwin said about his grandfather or what he wrote about barnacles (still an essential reference to cirripedists, apart from any historical importance) you are forced to search shelves, or wait until someone else does it for you. Many titles have not been in print for a century.’
– Eric Korn, The Times Literary Supplement
‘Having the whole output of a single author as a complete set arranged in chronological order is a resource of incalculable value…The illustrations are magnificent…the publishers must be congratulated on the high quality of these reproductions.’
– P J James, Archives of Natural History
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3 Responses to The Works of Charles Darwin

  1. Sorry you have to sell this collection, mate. It looks like just your thing too. Hope it finds a good home.

  2. If I had the money available I’d buy it in a heartbeat; sadly, as the major addition to the library this year was the OED, I’m a bit skint at the moment.

  3. JFDerry says:

    Thanks. That’s nice of you to say. I am open to offers :))

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