1889 First Edition First Issue 8" x 6". Darwinism/An exposition of the/Theory of Natural Selection/With some of its Applications/By/Alfred Russel Wallace/LL.D.,F.L.S., Etc./With Map and Illustrations/London/Macmillan and Co./and New York/1889/All rights reserved". Pages xvi, 494. Two page publisher's catalogue at rear; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; one map as called for the First Edition. Original green cloth, original dark green endpapers. Covers are a bit rubbed/bumped, spine a bit frayed/split. Inside hinges reinforced with removable acid free tape. pages age toned but still nice and bright, text block firm, no inscriptions, private libray sticker to front paste-down, for R. J. Ward. A very rare Charles Darwin book, almost always found as a second edition, this is the first issue.No repairs or restoration. No unusual wear and tear. Rather than describe the condition in detail here, please ask for a full set of photos.