The Origin of the Species Authorized Edition in Two Volumes by Charles Darwin (1897) hardcover books

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Charles Darwin - The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897. Two volumes (both Volume I and II are included). Authorized edition. Burgundy boards with gold lettering and gilt upper edge. No dust jackets. Volume 1 is 365pp. and Volume II is 339pp., including index. Fair condition. Damage to upper spine of volume one (see photos). Fraying to upper and lower spines. Some minor scratching and areas of discoloration to outer boards. Previous owner stamps to the front and rear paste-downs and end-pages of both volumes. Previous owner inscription (in beautifully penned ink and from the 1800s see photos) to front end-pages of both volumes.

Overall in nice condition.

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