London: John Murray, 1890. Reprint. Hardcover. Small 8vo, 500 pp. Bound in green cloth with gilt vignette on the front board and gold lettering and decorations on the spine. Frontispiece portrait of Darwin. Bookplate of distinguished surgeon and Captain in the Royal Navy (serving during the first world war) Hugh Wansey Bayly (1873 - 1946) on the front pastedown and his name and "May 94" written on the half-title page. Bayly was the author of a book on his experiences during the war years and shortly thereafter entitled Challenge, or War, Whirligigs and Windmills: A Doctor's Memoirs published in 1935. A very attractive copy of this later edition of one of Darwin's best-known works. Very Good+. Item #00007291
Very Good+ with some mild rubbing and light wear to the edges of the boards.