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    Second Edition of Darwin's
    On the Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. London: John Murray, 1860. Second edition, second issue, with "Fifth Thousand" on the title-page. Octavo. ix, 502 pages. With folding "speciation" diagram inserted and thirty-two page inserted catalogue. Publisher's full green binding, boards decoratively paneled in blind, spine tooled and lettered in gilt, coated brown endpapers. Herbert William Richmond bookplate on front pastedown. Small binder's label on rear pastedown. Folded holograph presentation letter from the executors of the estate of Frederick Whitting, mounted on verso of title page. Boards rubbed, corners bumped, small tear at foot of spine; hinges cracking, holograph annotations to front free endpaper, last page of catalog, and verso of rear free endpaper; title page with bleedthrough and contents page with off-set lines, both from letter mounted on verso of title; pages over-opened at signatures, foxing to front and rear leaves, few small spots of soiling; otherwise in very good condition.

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    November, 2015
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