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    Sale 2309 | Lot 96
    Price Realized: $72,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2309 Lot 96

      DARWIN, CHARLES. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Folding lithographed table facing page 117. ix, [1], 502 pages, including half-title. Publisher's 32-page catalogue at end dated June 1859. 8vo, 198x123 mm, original green cloth by Edmonds & Remnant with their ticket, crisp and bright but with short crack in middle of front and rear joints, spine ends slightly nicked, and hinges reinforced with cloth tape; contents clean, with only minor chipping along fore edge of opening leaves; 1/4 morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. London: John Murray, 1859

      Estimate $20,000 - 30,000

      first edition, limited to 1250 copies, of darwin's most famous and influential work; Freeman's variant "a" of the binding and variant 3 of the ads. Freeman 373; Garrison-Morton 220; Grolier/Horblit 23b; Norman 593; Printing and the Mind of Man 344b.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $72,000