Darwin, Charles. THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. By Charles Darwin, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., etc. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections. With a Portrait. In two volumes.--Vol. I [II]. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1891. Cr. 8vo, Sixth Edition, Second Issue of Library Edition; Vol. I, pp. [ii], xxvi, 366, [2](adv., verso blank); portrait frontispiece (with tissue-guard), folding diagram; Vol. II, pp. vi, 340; glossary, index; original grey-green cloth; original navy blue chalk-surfaced endpapers; (spines a little dull & ends slightly worn; a little foxing at start of first volume); a nice set; very scarce. London; John Murray; 1891.
***Freeman 437. The Sixth Edition was the final edition extensively edited by Darwin and the first edition to drop the word 'ON' from the title and the first edition of the 'Origin' to use the word 'evolution'. The Glossary was compiled by W. S. Dallas at Darwin's request. This two-volume edition, the second in this form, it having first been issued in 1888 (Freeman 422) as the 'Library Edition', is a handsome work, with larger type and printed on thicker paper. The title-pages to this set are cancels, suggesting it may simply be a re-issue of the 1888 edition, and there is no indication of a 'Library Edition' as such, however the word 'indigeens' in Chapter IV has been corrected to 'indigenes' and the text is clearly printed from stereos, at least in part, so the reason for the cancels is somewhat obscure, and as such not noted by Freeman. Both of these two-volume issues are very seldom seen on the market, presumably being destined for libraries, and were probably produced in quite limited numbers, this issue having no 'thousand' designation and the original two-volume issue of 1888 sharing the Thirty-third Thousand designation with another one-volume issue having the regular pagination and small type of the one-volume sixth edition. #66452

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