English 96; Grolier/Horblit 23b; Burndy/Dibner 199; PMM 344(b)." /> DARWIN, CHARLES. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. London: John Murray 1859. <I>8vo, original green blindstamped cloth, spine gilt, original binders' ticket of Edmonds & Remnants on rear pastedown, spine varnished, reinforced with new cloth from the inside at head and foot, and with white library accession markings, corners a little bruised, library inkstamp on title and on front free endpaper, slight tear to folding diagram, half-title with vertical crease.</I> FIRST EDITION, Freeman's variant "a" binding, inserted 32-page publisher's catalogue dated June 1859 at end (Freeman's form 2), folding diagram. Freeman 373; Grolier <I>English</I> 96; Grolier/Horblit 23b; Burndy/Dibner 199; <I>PMM</I> 344(b). | Christie's