London: John Murray, 1888. Octavo. Item #026145
xvi, 693 pages. 2nd revised edition. a very bright copy. Charles Darwin had total trust in the publishing integrity of John Murray so their correspondence shows why he was the preferred publisher of the scholar. Although there were better sellers of popular books on the subject of man's history than Darwin's, Murray gave as much care to these scientific works as any of the more profitable titles in his catalog. This copy has the bookseller's label of Franklin, a well-known bookshop located on St. Nicholas' Square in Newcastle-on-Tyne that continued to sell books on science and nature into the 1920's. Bound in green cloth stamped in blind, spine lettering gilt, corners lightly bumped, some foxing to fore-edges. A very nice copy.