Origin of Species by Charles Darwin1882 London: John Murray. Sixth Edition with additions and corrections. Twenty Fourth Thousand. EX-LIBRARY. Pocket on front fixed endpaper; call number in white on spine; library stamping on title page; three numbers on contents page. Endpapers cracked at hinges, but text block is solidly attached to binding. 15 pages half loose. 2 pages have single margin marks. Page 449 (index) has 1.5 inch tear. Several unobtrusive spots on front cover. Moderate edge wear to cloth covers and also corners (worn through to boards). Two pea-sized spots on front fly leaf and half title page. Pages mildly age toned. Fold-out chart included and in good condition. Frank Wilbert Stokes has signed on the front fixed endpaper (above the library pocket) and also signed on the title page, above a stamping of "Queen's College, Birmingham." Some information on Frank Wilbert Stokes below (from Wikipedia): Stokes was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 1858. He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins. Later on Stokes spent nine years in England and France w he in Paris studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme, the Académie Colarossi under Raphaël Collin and the Académie Julian under Gustave Boulanger. Besides classical training in style and technique he also was influenced by impressionist style. Stoke participated in expeditions to northern Greenland under Robert Peary during 1886 and 1892 - 1894. In 1902 he joined the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Otto Nordenskjöld. In 1909 and 1910 Stokes completed mural decorations at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. During 1925 - 1926 he joined the Amundsen-Ellsworth expeditions. Stokes had a number of exhibitions during his career, some which were held at the Brooklyn Institute Museum of Arctic and Antarctic Pictures in 1894, the Art Institute of Chicago February 27 through March 16 1900 and in New York City December 21 through January 22 1925-1926. Stokes died in New York City, New York in 1955. SHIPPING & HANDLING: USA: $19.99 via USPS Priority Mail (includes signature confirmation and insurance). Media Mail $4.00 INTERNATIONAL: $45 via USPS Registered First Class Mail (insurance included). TERMS: NO LOCAL PICK UPS NO returns. All sales final. Payment is expected within 3 days of end of auction.
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