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The following has been reported missing, possibly stolen from Amatoria Fine Art Books in Sacramento:

LOT OF THREE BOOKS, published by D. Appleton, 1896, two-volume Origin of the Species, one-vol Descent of Man. Quarterbound in oxblood, red, blue and yellow marbled boards. Very Good condition overall. 8" x 5 1/2" half leather over marbled paper over boards, gilt lettering to spines and TEG, darkened spines, some shelf wear to edges, rubbed tips exposing boards, The Origin of Species Vol I and II have chips to top of spine exposing the headband affecting 1" of spine lettering on Vol II, rubbing to hinges of Origin of Species Vol I. Descent of Man has chips to top of spine not affecting lettering. Ink stain to bottom edge of some pages in Descent of Man, ink stain to bottom margin on pages 30-31 and 52, not affecting text. Previous owner bookplate affixed to front pastedown of all three books (Henry J. Godfrey, M.D.). The number 233 is written in the bottom margin of the Contents in The Origin of Species Vol I and the number 234 appears in the bottom margin of the Contents in Vol II. The number 242 is written in the bottom margin of the Preface to the Second Edition. Very light toning to interiors, pages feel slightly warped to the touch, otherwise clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. The Origin of Species Vol I is (v-viii) 365pp. including a Contents section with excerpts from each chapter, Additions and Corrections to the Sixth Edition, An Historical Sketch, and an Introduction. The Origin of Species Vol II is (iii-v) 339pp. including a second equally detailed Contents section, and an Index. Descent of Man is (v-xvi) 588pp. including a Preface to the Second Edition, a Table of the Principal Additions and Corrections to the Present Edition, a Contents section, a Glossary of Scientific Terms, and an Index. This volume consists of 21 chapters divided into three parts titled, "The Descent or Origin of Man (from some lower form)", "Sexual Selection", and "Sexual Selection in Relation to Man". The Origin of Species Vol I and II totals 15 chapters covering Charles Darwin's theories of evolution with regard to variation under domestication and under nature, the struggle for existence, natural selection, the laws of variation, the difficulties of the theory of natural selection, objections to the theory, instinct, hybridism, the imperfection of the geological record, geological succession, geographical distribution, mutual affinities, morphology, embryology, and conclusions. 

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Sacramento, California 95811
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