Full Leather Binding
|Publisher||THE EASTON PRESS|
The Easton Press, 1991. Leather. FIRST EDITION, thus - “100 Greatest Books Ever Written.” limited edition. Large impressive book 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Excellent condition, miniscule rub on cover and minimal flecks on brilliant gold edge gilt. Paul Landacre (illustrator). Collector's Edition. Preface by Charles G. Darwin. Silk endpapers. Silk page ribbon. All edges gilt. Bound in black leather with gilt decoration in 22k gold and titles on front, rear, and spine. Four raised bands on spine. Arguably the most important biological book ever written. This book introduced the idea that would come to be known as "evolution.". A beautiful edition of this classic which would make a spectacular gift or addition to any collection. 470 pages.