Sale: 426 / Rare Books, Nov. 23./24. 2015 in Hamburg Lot 509

 
509
Charles Darwin
Origin of species. Second edition. 1860
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,755
Sold:
€ 2,880 / $ 3.369

(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 for life. (Fifth thousand). Mit lithogr. Falttabelle. London, J. Murray 1860. Grüner OLwd. mit Blind- und Goldprägung. 8vo. IX, 502 S.; 32 S. Verlagsanzeigen.

Zweite Ausgabe, zweiter Druck. "This was the largest printing of any edition or issue in Darwin's lifetime .. The misprint 'speceies' is corrected and the whale-bear story diluted, an alteration which Darwin later regretted, although he never restored the full text" (Freeman). - Darwins epochales Werk erschien erstmals 1859. - Schwach gebräunt, vereinz. gering stockfleckig; Titel, Vortitel und flieg. Vorsatz mit kl. Randeinriß. Ecken leicht bestoßen.

Freeman 376. - Norman Coll. 1025. - Vgl. PMM 344b.

Second edition, second issue. With folding table. Orig. cloth with gilt spine. - Slight browning, here and there slight foxing, small marginal tear to title, subtitle and front endpaper. Edges slightly bumped.

509
Charles Darwin
Origin of species. Second edition. 1860
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,755
Sold:
€ 2,880 / $ 3.369

(incl. 20% surcharge)