New York: D. Appleton, 1860. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. FIRST PRINTING OF THE AMERICAN EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS IN HUMAN THOUGHT. 1st state of Darwin's classic, with two reviews facing the title page. Original brown pebbled cloth, stamped in blind. Restoration work to spine - this book was professionally rebacked, preserving most of the original spine which was laid down over newer brown cloth. The original brown coated paper endpapers were preserved. Although the repair is visible, it was expertly done and the two cloths blend together nicely. The interior of the book is clean with only some minor foxing to the first and final few leaves. Two signatures in pencil of former owners, one of whom was E.L. Moseley, a noted Ohio teacher who founded the Science Department at Bowling Green State University. Housed in a custom open-ended slipcase. Item #1245998
AN ATTRACTIVE COPY OF THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF A MAJOR BOOK. Darwin's influence on modern thought is of lasting and sigificant importance.