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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 44

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection ... Fifth Thousand. London: John Murray, 1860. Large 12°. Folding lithographed plate, 32pp. of publisher's advertisements at end (advertisements a little foxed). Original green cloth, gilt spine, uncut (short tears in head and foot of spine and in upper joint).

    Price Realised  

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection ... Fifth Thousand. London: John Murray, 1860. Large 12°. Folding lithographed plate, 32pp. of publisher's advertisements at end (advertisements a little foxed). Original green cloth, gilt spine, uncut (short tears in head and foot of spine and in upper joint).

    Second edition, second issue. Three thousand copies were printed - the largest printing of any edition or issue in Darwin's lifetime - and it is the last English edition to contain the whale-bear story. Freeman 376.


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