Item #1934 A Treatise On The Forces Which Produce The Organization of Plants. John William Draper.

A Treatise On The Forces Which Produce The Organization of Plants

New York: Harper & Brothers, April 28,1845. Second Edition. Maroon cloth over boards titling in gilt on spine, orange end papers with dark shadows. 12" x 9", pp. xvi, 2 - 216 followed by 3 plates with chromatic frontispiece and tissue guard and general appendix containing the experimental documents. Clean, binding a bit loose, but noted for an oversized volume, only a 2" separation at front end paper. Cover is less desirable than internal condition, large spot on front, crack along bottom of front spine edge, sun fade to spine, corner and edge wear. This second edition, published only a year after the first, includes an abstract of the experiments and discoveries on the movements of plants under the influence of light. Good + / not issued. Item #1934

"Two prominent facts must always be present to the mind of a natural philosopher - the indestructibility of matter, and indestructibility of forces." (p. 93).

Price: $375.00

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