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Identifier: F373
Date: 1859
Concise reference: Darwin, C. R. 1859. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. London: John Murray. 1st edition, 1st issue.
Detailed reference: 373. 1859 London, John Murray. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 8vo in 12s, 198 mm, ix + 502 pp, one folding diagram. Two quotations on p. [ii]. Inserted advertisements dated June 1859. Binding: green cloth, variant a. in spine imprint, upright of L in LONDON slightly to the right of right hand upright of H in JOHN. Right hand upright of second N in LONDON over upright of second R in MURRAY. Length of LONDON 16 mm. Gap between lower triangle and gilt rule below it 2 mm. No full point after MURRAY; variant b. upright of L in LONDON over or very slightly to the left of right hand upright of H in JOHN. Right hand upright of second N in LONDON well to right of upright of second R in MURRAY. Length of LONDON 18 mm. Triangle gap 2 mm. No full point after MURRAY. Compare with cases of Nos 375 & 376. Note variation of inserted advertisements described in text. Darwin Library CUL, CUL, Down House, BL, LNH; UT, 580(32). [112


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