Sale: 426 / Rare Books, Nov. 23./24. 2015 in Hamburg Lot 27

 
27
Charles Darwin
Origin of species. Third edition. 1861
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,755
Sold:
€ 1,800 / $ 2.106

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Darwin, Charles, On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle of life. Third edition, with additions and corrections. Mit lithogr. Falttabelle. London, J. Murray 1861. Grüner OLwd. mit Blind- und Goldprägung. 20,5 : 13 cm. XIX, 538 S., 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen.

Dritte Ausgabe eines der größten Werke der Wissenschaft, von Darwin bedeutend erweitert und erstmals mit einem vollständigen historischen Abriß versehen. "The third edition was extensively altered, and is of interest for the addition of a table of differences between it and the second edition, a table which occurs in each subsequent edition, and also for the addition of the historical sketch. This sketch .. was written to satisfy complaints that Darwin had not sufficiently considered his predecessors in the general theory of evolution .." (Freeman S. 78). - Wenige Bll. minim. fleckig, 1 Bl. mit Randeinriß, 1 Bl. mit schmalem Staubrand, Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk "John G. Wilton, Oct. 1861". Vorsätze erneuert, Kapitale gering bestoßen. Guterhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar im originalen Verlagseinband.

Freeman 381. - PMM 344b.

Third edition of this scientific milestone, extensively altered by Darwin and with the first appearance of the complete historical sketch. With folding lithogr. table and publisher's adds (1 leaf) at end. Original green blind- and giltstamped cloth. - Few leaves minim. soiled, 1 leaf with marginal tear, 1 leaf with small duststain at margin. Endpapers renewed, spine ends trifle rubbed. Besides this small defects a fine copy, title with contemp. inscription "John G. Wilton, Oct. 1861".

27
Charles Darwin
Origin of species. Third edition. 1861
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,755
Sold:
€ 1,800 / $ 2.106

(incl. 20% surcharge)