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DARWIN, Charles. The darwin reader.

London. Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1957. First edition.
8vo. ix, [1], 481pp, [1]. With a black and white photographic portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Slight edgewear to dustwrapper, inked price to front flap. Light browning to endpapers. A fine copy.
A crisp copy of the first edition of this compilation of extracts (comprised mostly complete chapters) from Darwin's principal works, including Origin of Species, Voyage of the Beagle, and Descent of Man. Each chapter is preceded by brief editorial notes (by Marston Bates and Philip S. Humphrey) on the history an context of the selection.
£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 21515