London: John Murray, 1880. [Evolutionary science] Sixth Edition, twenty-second thousand. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.xxii; 458. With a folding tree diagram. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Brown endpapers. Black ink ownership to front pastedown. An old paper repair to upper hinge, coloured to match. A 1cm tear to top edge of fly-leaf, half-title and title page. Very light spotting to preliminaries; binding a little weak in places. Spine toned, with rubbing and fraying to head and tail. Corners a little rubbed and bumped. Very good. The definitive sixth edition includes all the final revisions by Darwin up to 1872. This is the sixth printing thus, and the final printing of the seminal work in Darwin's lifetime. Item #57913
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