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DARWIN, Charles
The Origin of Species
London: John Murray,, 1906. By Means of Natural Selection. Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Octavo. Contemporary prize binding of full tree calf by Bickers, spine richly gilt in compartments, raised bands, red morocco label to second, rolled floral border gilt to covers, crest of Wilson's Grammar School gilt to front, marbled edges and endpapers, turn-ins tooled in blind. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature and tissue guard, folding diagram facing p. 140. Bookplate of Horace V. Parker of Jesus College, Cambridge to front free endpaper, and his ownership inscription dated Oct '10 to initial blank. Front board very slightly bowed, light spotting to endleaves. An excellent copy. A handsomely bound copy of what is widely accepted as the most important biological book ever written.
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