Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection. Darwin published his theory with compelling evidence for evolution in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. By the 1870s the scientific ...
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection. Darwin published his theory with compelling evidence for evolution in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. By the 1870s the scientific community and much of the general public had accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favoured competing explanations and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed in which natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. In modified form, Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining thediversity of life. -wikipedia
Good. Vol. 1 only (of a 2 vol. set). xxvi, 365p. 20.5 cm hardcover binding with marbled boards. Spine leather missing. Back board detached. Additional fading, scuffing, bumps and tears to boards. Pages clean (many uncut) and text unmarked. Sold "as-is." "With additions and corrections from the sixth and last English edition." Darwin continued to edit and revise On the Origin of Species (including altering its title) for his entire life. This particular edition, with its reference to "favored races" on the title page suggests an attempt to appeal to rising popular interest in issues of Eugenics. Darwin himself did not advocate for races but emphasizes in his work that all life comes from the same source and that continual change was the key to process of natural selection.
Good. No Jacket. xxi, 432pp. Sixth Edition. 1897. (Forty-Ninth Thousand). 8vo. sized. A fold-out plate as called for. A good only tightly bound copy of this classic work of Natural History bound in the more sought after dark green cloth rather than the light green cloth of the cheaper reprints-gilt embossed to the spine. No name inscriptions. This copy marred by neat but nevertheless present yellow highlighting to some paragraphs (chiefly to the introduction but occasionally or very occasionally elsewhere). One such paragraph to the introduction has a short ink 3 word inscription (sited as proof) to the margin. No other marginal notes. No highlighting to the title or half-title page. Some chipping of the outer cloth at the head of the spine with some loss of gilt bordering-around 1cm in depth at its greatest extent. The gilt of the titles remain fresh. A slight stain mark to the front board-otherwise the boards almost entirely free of marking. Rubbing with slight loss in a couple of places at the tail of the spine. Both hinges/joints remain tight with only the slightest of exposed webbing to the front inner hinge. Normal age toning to the endpapers. If you can live with some neat (yellow-not too bright or offensive or too noticeable) highlighting and some chipping to the end of the spine, a surpisingly bright, tight copy in original publisher's green cloth. Not an ex-library copy.
Fair. 1888. Two volume set. An acceptable ex-library two-volume hardcover set with usual library stamps and labels. Pages are tanned and have many tears. Cover is rubbed along edges. Green library binding cover with gold lettering on spine. No dust jackets. Volume 1 and 2 included. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world.
Very Good. Octavo, 458 pp. Decorative red cloth. From private collection. Bookplate on front pastedown ("David Okey"). Binding shows a little rubbing. Corners gently bumped. Very tip of corner of three pages is creased. Early printing of work that became the foundation of evolutionary biology.
FINE. 2 volume set, complete. Very nice condition. "Authorized Edition"; 1898 on title page. Bound in original reddish brown cloth with gold lettering and bands on spine; gilt upper page edges; total of 703pp. Essentially like new. Very close inspection reveals that the spines are very slightly faded and there are a extremely minor surface imperfections on the covers. **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA..
Very Good. Issued Without a Dust Jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Half bound in red/rust leather. Previous owner's name on front free end papers. Dated 1896. Both volumes are very good with a slight darkening of the spines and a bit of abrasion to 1/4" of the leather at the head of the spine of volume 1. Volume 1 is 365 pates; volume 2 is 339 pages. Darwin's seminal work.
Very Good. 8vo. xxi, 458, 32 pp. 33rd thousand of the sixth edition, with additions and corrections to the 1872 edition. Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor marks to cloth. Hinges partially split. Early ink name to half title. Folding diagram. 32 page publisher's list at rear dated July 1887. Binding firm and tight.
Two volumes. Previous ownership signature on front flyleaf, otherwise very good in original green cloth, mildly worn at the corners, spine lettering dull, spotting to endsheets. Front hinge of volume one mildly cracked but holding. Still a presentable... Duodecimo. 14 x 19.5 cm. xxvi, 365; v, 339 pp. With additions and corrections and a tipped in erratum sheet.
, slight wear and bumping to top and tail of spine and edges, minor foxing, good clean pages otherwise, very good condition, Hardback. , xxii, 458 pages, 32 pages adverts by the publisher. A nice copy with ink dedication to Ernest Henry Starling (1889), contemporary physiologist famous for the "Frank-Starling Law of the Heart". Fold out plate showing evolutionary process., octavo, 19.5 cm x 13.5 cm.
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