New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860.
432 pp. First American edition, first printing. First issue with two quotes opposite the title page. Bound in publisher's green cloth decorated in blind, with titles in gilt on the spine, fold out chart intact. Near Fine. Neatly recased, spine cloth toned and gilt dulled. Cigar smoke odor to pages. Previous owner names and inkless emboss to front endsheet. Pages toned. Otherwise, a bright and well-kept copy of this immensely influential work, considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology, in which Darwin postulates that species evolve over the course of generations through natural selection. Item #140939237