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EIGHT VOLUMES FROM THE SIXTH EDITION OF ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES… JOHN MURRAY, 1872-1895, COMPRISING:
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Darwin, Charles
EIGHT VOLUMES FROM THE SIXTH EDITION OF ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES… JOHN MURRAY, 1872-1895, COMPRISING:
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1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Darwin, Charles
EIGHT VOLUMES FROM THE SIXTH EDITION OF ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES… JOHN MURRAY, 1872-1895, COMPRISING:
i) 1872, sixth edition ("eleventh thousand"), original green cloth, [Freeman 391], library label on front fixed endpaper, hinges splitting; ii) 1872, sixth edition ("twelfth thousand"), original green cloth, [Freeman 392], marginal notes, lower hinge split, loss to lower joint; iii) 1872, sixth edition ("thirteenth thousand"), original green cloth, [Freeman 393], hinges splitting, slight cockling to cloth; iv) 1872, sixth edition ("thirteenth thousand"), original green cloth, [Freeman 393], upper hinge split, binding worn; v) 1873, sixth edition ("thirteenth thousand"), original green cloth, [Freeman 396], hinges split, abrasions to spine; vi) 1875, sixth edition ("fifteenth thousand"), original green cloth, [Freeman 398], hinges split, remnants of former mounting on front fixed endpaper; vii) 1878, sixth edition ("twentieth thousand"), original green cloth, [Freeman 403], upper hinge split; viii) 1895, sixth edition ("forty-seventh thousand"), original green cloth, [Freeman 446], head and foot of spine very slightly bumped; all 8vo, half-titles, folding lithographed plate, occasional spotting, a few ownership signatures or stamps, occasional embossed stamps, bindings worn (8)
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The sixth edition is "…usually regarded as the last…" As noted by Freeman, "…it is in this edition that the word 'evolution' occurs for the first time…"

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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