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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection ... Fifth Thousand. London: John Murray, 1860. Folding lithographed plate, 32pp. of publisher's advertisements at end. Original green cloth, gilt spine (upper cover a little marked, corners a little bumped). Provenance: A.G. More (signature at head of title) -- Sydney Ross (red book-label).

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    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection ... Fifth Thousand. London: John Murray, 1860. Folding lithographed plate, 32pp. of publisher's advertisements at end. Original green cloth, gilt spine (upper cover a little marked, corners a little bumped). Provenance: A.G. More (signature at head of title) -- Sydney Ross (red book-label).

    Second edition, second issue. Three thousand copies were printed - the largest printing of any edition or issue in Darwin's lifetime - and is the last English edition to contain the whale-bear story. This is the copy of Alexander Goodman More (always known as A.G. More, 1830-1895), eminent naturalist and correspondent with Darwin. Freeman 376.


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