DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. London: John Murray, 1860. [blank], x, 502 pp, and with 32 pp publisher's catalogue dated January 1860 at rear. Folding table at p 117. 8vo. Original green cloth, stamped in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Table with small separation at fold, rear free endpaper lightly creased, small chip to title page, ownership signature erased from half-title; light shelfwear, rubbing to head of spine, discrete repair to tail of spine.
Second edition, second issue, with "Fifth Thousandth" to title page. A fine copy.
Provenance: Bookplate and ownership signature (dated 1860) of J. Ingersoll Bowditch, editor of the American Practical Navigator.
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