VRIES, H. DE.

Die Mutationstheorie.

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Versuche und Beobachtungen über die Entstehung von Arten im Pfanzenreich. Leipzig, Veith & Comp., 1901-1903. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (335 x 165mm). pp. xii, 648, with 8 chromolithographed plates and 181 figures; pp. xiv, 752, with 4 chromolithographed plates and 159 figures. Publisher's half calf, gilt lettered spine, marbled boards (one head of spine a bit chipped).

Garrison & Morton 240: "Mendel's fundamental work was overlooked until 1900, when de Vries and others brought it out into prominence and confirmed it in every respect. The theory of mutation was first advanced by de Vries ..."; Grolier 73b; Singer 551. A clean copy of the scarce first edition.