The contractile filaments of the teasel.
Item ID 72293
London, Macmillan, 1877. Large 4to (28.0 x 19.6 cm). p. 339. Not bound - as published. A work communicated and commented upon by Charles Darwin. Contained in a single issue of Nature - not a bound volume - being number 408 of vol. 16, published on 23 August 1877. It deals with a discovery by Darwin's son Francis, and the subsequent comments (verbatim - from a letter to Darwin) by the German botanist Ferdinand Julius Cohn (1828-1898). Cohn is regarded as "one of the fathers of bacteriology" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). In the same issue, on pp. 344-347, is a lengthy address by Charles Darwin's half-cousin, the polymath Francis Galton (1822-1911) in his capacity of secretary of "Section D. Biology" of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Weak vertical fold, slight fraying to edges, otherwise very good, clean. Freeman, 1778. Charles Darwin commenting upon his son's scientific researches