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Darwin, Charles

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Description

  • Darwin, Charles
  • On the Origin of Species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. John Murray, 1859
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Printed Book
8vo, FIRST EDITION, half-title, folding lithographed plate, 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end (dated June 1859) [Freeman's variant 3], original green blind-stamped cloth [Freeman's variant b] with binder's label of Edmonds & Remnants on lower fixed endpaper, collector's folding box, some slight spotting, occasional minor tears or creases, ownership signature to half-title, short tear to fold of folding plate, recased, some professional repairs to head and foot of spine, repairs to hinges, front free endpaper becoming loose at foot

Literature

Freeman 373; Norman 593; PMM 344b; Grolier Club, Darwin (2004), pp. 19-20

Catalogue Note

Described by Freeman as "the most important biological book ever written" and within Grolier Club, Darwin (2004) as "one of the most influential books ever written".
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