Vries, Hugo de
Vries, Hugo de (1848-1935). Die Mutationstheorie. 8vo. xii, 648; adverts., xiv, 752pp. 12 color plates & text illustrations. Leipzig: Veit, 1901-03. 2 vols. 247 x 168 mm. Modern quarter morocco, gilt, early 20th century style, uncut, original printed wrappers bound in. Slight browning but fine. Signature of C. Skottsberg dated 1904 on wrapper of vol. 1, stamp of same on wrapper of vol. 2.
First Edition. Garrison-Morton 240. Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 73b. Dibner. Heralds of Science, 36. "De Vries's experimental work in the 1890s led to the rediscovery of Mendel's laws and the discovery of the phenomenon of mutation. . .
"The results of his more than ten years of experimentation and study were laid down in de Vries's Die Mutationstheorie . . . in which he described in detail his work on the segregation laws, on phenomena of variation, and on plant mutations [as the basis of evolution]. The book made him famous, and he was recognized as one of the foremost botanists of his time" (DSB).
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