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On The Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural Selection, Or The Preservation Of Favored Races In The Struggle For Life (Revised Fourth Edition With Changes Shown For Fifth Edition)
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869. New Edition Revised and Augmented. Brown Pebbled Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine. Folding Chart. 116 Pp, 116* - 121*, 117-425; 426-432 [Supplement]; 443-440; 2 Pp Ads At Rear. "A New Edition Revised And Augmented By The Author" Containing The Entire Fourth British Edition, With Additions And Corrections From The 1869 British Fifth Edition Added As Asterisked Pages And In A Supplement At End, Indicating Corrections/Insertions To Be Made Throughout The Fourth Edition To Update It To The Fifth Edition. Catalog At End, Beginning With Page 2, No Page One But Apparently As Bound And Issued [Perhaps To Remove A Now Obsolete Listing For The Fourth Edition Of This Work?], Continuing With P. 3. Original Pebbled Brown Cloth Covers With No Wear, No Fraying Or Tears, Evenly Colored, Gilt Bright But Now With Some Reddish Toning, Original Yellow Endpapers With Solid Hinges, Pages Square And Crisp. Previous Owner's Signature, "G (?) A. Hadley, Sep 20Th 1869" In Pencil On Front Endpaper (Possible Dr. George A. Hadley Of Chicago, Who Also Had An 1871 Descent Of Man With His February 187 Ownership Signature), One Other Pencil Marginal Word In Same Hand, No Other Marks, No Bookplates. Very Light Dampstaining Along Part Of Foredge Of Pages And Endpapers, Wider And Intruding A Little Into Page Block On About 100 Pages Near Center Of Book, 2 1/2" X 1/2" To 1 1/2" Damp Spot On Top Edge Of Pages Near Foredge, Small Losses Along Foredge Of Front Yellow Endpaper, Rear Yellow Endpapers Partly Adhering And Have Not Been Separated. A Scarce Edition, Apparently Issued For A Short Time Prior To The Regular 1870 American Printing Of The Fifth British Edition; Darwin Online Shows 440 Pp., But States Same As 1863-1868 Editions And Makes No Mention Of The Asterisked Pages Or The Supplement For The Fifth Edition.
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