On the Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
Price: 2,400.00 GBP
London: John Murray, 1861. Third edition, seventh thousand. 8vo. xx, 538 pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt to the spine and blindstamped to the boards. Folding table. Neatly recased, subtle repairs to the joints and spine ends, some wear to the endpapers, else a decent copy. Freeman, 381. First published 1859, this edition includes a leaf detailing alterations from the second edition and also the historical sketch for the first time in a Murray edition. The latter had originally appeared in a shortened form in the first German edition and subsequently in the fourth American printing (both 1860).