New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1860. 1st American Edition. Leather bound. FIRST PRINTING OF THE AMERICAN EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT WORKS OF MODERN THOUGHT. Handsomely rebound in full green leather, stamped in gilt and blind. Marbled green endpapers. Scattered foxing throughout text, else clean and unmarked. Binding in fine condition; interior in good to very good condition. Housed in a custom green leather and marbled paper clamshell box, matching the binding of the book. First state, with two quotes opposite title page. 432p, with folding chart at p. 108. Item #1240966
One of the most important works of science, Darwin's work on evolution is of tremendous importance to human thought, religion, and faith. The overall importance of this book to the modern world is difficult to overstate. This is a handsome example of the American edition, in a deluxe custom leather binding by young artistic Chicago bookbinder Marianna Brotherton. The binding is sympathetic to the original with tooling designed to evoke the spirit of the era.