Second Edition of Shrewsbury-Born Charles Darwin’s Landmark Work

Second Edition of Shrewsbury-Born Charles Darwin’s Landmark Work

Up for auction 3rd February

Included in the book section of Halls’ sale on 3rd February is a second edition of Shrewsbury-born Charles Darwin’s landmark work, On the Origin of Species, 1860.


29/01/2021    

 

Widely regarded as the most important scientific book ever written, copies of the first edition, published in November 1859, have sold for in excess of £100,000.


This second edition, published just two months later, is the best most collectors can aspire to. The first owner of this copy was Charles Jenner (1810-1893), the founder of Jenners, the world-famous department store on Princes Street, Edinburgh. It bears Jenner’s bookplate inside the front cover, as well as his pencil signature on the title page. The estimate is £1,000-1,500.

 

 

Charles Darwin On the Origin of the Species

Lot 18 (Antiques, Interiors & Books including the Contents of Castell Gyrn, 3rd February 2021)
DARWIN, Charles, On the Origin of the Species, 2nd edn, 5th thousand, 1860.

Adverts at end dated January 1860. Original dark green cloth gilt. Freeman 376 variant a.

 

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
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Book Consultant Chris Moore

Book Consultant Chris Moore

Telephone 01743 450 700 or email fineart@hallsgb.com.

 


 

View Catalogue & Auction Details

February Antiques, Interiors & Books Auction
including the Contents of Castell Gyrn
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 10:00

Antiques, Interiors and Books Auction catalogue

 

 

 


 

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