New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1846.
First American edition, first printing. Two volumes, bound in publisher's original brown ribbed cloth stamped in gilt and decorated in blind. Near Fine. Light wear to cloth at extremities, rubbing, light soiling. Previous owner private ex-libris bookplate and rubber ownership stamp to front endsheets, endsheets browned, pages foxed. An important and early work by Charles Darwin, foreshadowing his writings on evolution. Item #140941473