New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860. 8vo. in 12s. xi, 440 pp., plus 2 pages publisher’s advertisements. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FOURTH ISSUE. With 1 folding lithographed plate. Original brown blind-stamped publisher’s cloth, spine a bit sunned, otherwise in absolutely excellent condition. Item #15994
First American edition. This, the fourth issue, with the added three quotes, is the first of the American issues where the text has been considerably altered, revised and augmented by the author. In addition it contains the historical sketch, in its earlier and shorter form, as a preface, and a supplement of seven pages at the end. Our copy includes the mispagination on pp. 116-21 as per Freeman.
This is one of the rarer issues of Darwin's Origin, and is quite scarce in the rare book market.