On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection

Lot Number 410
Author Darwin (Charles)
Title On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection
Year Published 1859
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Description On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, first edition, half-title, folding lithographed chart by W. West, Hatton Garden, 32pp.publisher's catalogue dated June 1859 at end (Freeman's variant 3), annotations in pencil throughout, pp.129-34 lightly soiled, short repaired tear to title and first contents f. foot of inner margin, ink stamp to lower pastedown, ink ownership inscription of Thomas Hunter to title, blind-stamp and ownership label of John Graham Kerr to front free endpaper and half-title, hinges a little cracked but firm, original green blind-stamped cloth by Edmonds & Remnants with their ticket on lower pastedown, uncut, gilt spine, spine slightly darkened, corners and spine ends a little bumped, but overall an excellent copy, preserved in custom morocco-backed drop-back box, [Freeman 373, variant 'a' binding; GM 220; PMM 344b], 8vo in 12s, 1859.Sir John Graham Kerr (1869-1957), zoologist and Scottish member or parliament. Kerr was onboard the 1889 expedition to survey the Pilcomayo river, during which he discovered and documented numerous species. He published extensively on zoology and evolution.
Comments ... the most important biological book ever written. - Freeman.
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Estimated Price GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
( USD 42,000.00 - 58,800.00 )
Actual Price GBP 46,360.00 ( USD 74,176.00 )

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Auction House Bloomsbury Auctions
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Auction Name Important Books & Manuscripts
Sale Number #36002
Auction Date November 29, 2012 - November 29, 2012
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