Lot 309: Darwin (Charles). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, fifth thousand [2nd edition, 2nd issue], John Murray, 1860, half-title, folding lithographic diagram, 32pp. publisher's adverts at rear dated January 1860, occasional spotting and sometimes heavy in earlier part of work, ownership signature of 'James McBryde, St Helens, 19th Nov 1860' to title and his bookplate to front pastedown, inner hinges cracked and front free endpaper and half-title near detached, original green cloth gilt, spine darkened and a little frayed on joints and at head and foot, evidence of circulating library label removal to upper cover, edges rubbed and corners bumped with some see-through of boards beneath, 8vo Freeman 376 (variant a.). (1)
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