On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
Easton Press Hardcover in pristine condition. Absolutely gorgous edition bound in full black leather with raised bands on spine, 22kt gold gilt titles and handsome gilt decorations on boards and spine, striking red moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in.
The Origin of Species is the magnum opus of natural scientist Charles Darwin. In the book Darwin presents the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through the process of natural selection. The book goes on to present a body of evidence for the hypothesis that the diversity of life in this way arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution.