Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 223

Price Realized: $ 7,280
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(NATURAL HISTORY.) Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Folding plate (short closed tear). 432 pages. 12mo, publisher's cloth, backstrip chipped and faded, otherwise minor wear; minor foxing, later inked notes on 5 pages, rear free endpaper coming detached; Meadville Theological School bookplate and inked stamp on title page. New York, 1860

Additional Details

first american edition, first state, with only two quotations facing the title page. Released in an edition of 2500 in mid-January 1860, just a month after the first London edition shook the world. Freeman, Darwin Handlist 377.