Darwin’s original 1st edition publication of the barnacles of Great Britain, 1854
Stock Number: FG_21041
Darwin, C. R. 1854. A monograph on the fossil Balanidæ and Verrucidæ of Great Britain. London: Publication of the Palaeontographical Society (Great Britain), v. 8, no. 30. J.E. Adlard, Printer, Bartholomew Close. English, Collation: 25 leaves, pages [6 unnumbered]  2-44 + 2 plates (TAB. I.-TAB. II., each preceded by a 2-page leaf of letterpress description).
29 X 23 cm
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
Described by R.B. Freeman as part 2 of a 2-part work with A monograph on the fossil Lepadidae (1851; Publication of the Palaeontographical Society v.5, no. 13). The two works, both with the running title Fossil Cirripedia, are often bound together. This copy is bound between two cardboard plates with a fabric spine. The leaves are still unseparated, hence this copy was never read.
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