DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860.
8vo. 432 pp. Folding chart. Morocco-backed pebbled cloth. Light scattered foxing, adhesive stain along front hinge, period ownership inscription to fly-leaf, occasional penciled marginalia, spine worn with a chip at head.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, third issue of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), with "Revised edition" to title and three quotations to verso of half-title. Freeman 379.