DARWIN (CHARLES) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, FIRST EDITION
Lot 133
DARWIN (CHARLES) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, FIRST EDITION
Sold for £31,200 (US$ 51,737) inc. premium
Lot Details
DARWIN (CHARLES)
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, FIRST EDITION, half-title (fore-margin slightly chipped), folding table (short split at one fold), 32 pages of advertisements (dated June, 1859) at end, ownership inscription of "Henry Morgan Dare, Manchester 1872" on front free endpaper, pencil name "W.S.Key" on title, a very few leaves opened roughly (e.g. at pages 253 and 265), publisher's green cloth, joints repaired, remnant of Mudie's Circulating Library label on upper cover [Freeman 373], 8vo, John Murray, 1859

Footnotes

  • The binding corresponds to Freeman's variant a, and the advertisements are in the third of the three forms he describes. Pencilled notes at pages 219 and 221 point out an inconsistency as to whether slave ants carry their masters, or vice versa. Other pencilled notes can be found at pages 247 and 365.
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