Charles Darwin ORIGIN of SPECIES 6th Edition 1882 sixth

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  • Sold Date: Aug 05, 2010
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Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

1882 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 traini
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