The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin, second edition
Original green cloth boards with imprinted patterning and bright gilt lettering on the spine. Boards are lightly marked and corners bumped. Spine ends and edges are worn and lightly frayed. 6cm repair of the front edge of the spine with a fine closed split below the “Man”. Brown end papers with split hinges. Tiny blue booksellers stamp on the front paste down. Faded dark signature on paste down dated 1883. Light foxing and age toning throughout the book. 693 printed pages with 32 pages of advertisments at the end of the book.
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