London: John Murray, 1878. Very Good. Item #26410
London: John Murray, 1878. Sixth Edition (Twentieth Thousand), with additions and corrections. Octavo. 458 pp., with half title and folding plate facing page 91. Bound in contemporary quarter calf; five raised bands, gilt decorating and black title label to spine; marbled edges and endpapers.
Boards worn along edges with exposure, corners bumped, rubbing to joints, and surface cracking to spine. Recent repair to joints; scraping with surface loss to endpapers; binding holding soundly. Bookplate of tea planter Henry Randolph Trafford to front pastedown. Ownership inscription to preliminaries; text block a bit stiff but pages unmarked and legible throughout.
A Very Good later printing of the sixth edition, which was originally published in 1872 and was the first to include the word "evolution" though all editions included "evolved" as the final word of text.