Flowers of the primrose destroyed by birds.

London and New York, Macmillan and Co., 1874.

Royal8vo. In a bit later full green cloth. In "Nature. A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science", Vol. 10, May 1874 - October 1874. Stamp to title-page and ex-libris pasted on to pasted down front end-paper. Stamps to front free end paper. Traces from book block having been bended. Darwin's paper: Pp. 24-25. [Entire volume: XI, (1), 534 pp].

First appearance of Darwin's paper on Primrose flowers.

Primrose flowers, and the flowers of related members of the Primulaceae are often removed from their stalks and scattered on the ground by green finches apparently consuming the ovaries and nectaries - here first described by Darwin.

Freeman 1771

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