London: Watts & Co., 1950. [Evolutionary Science] FIRST REPRINT OF THE 1859 EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.xx; 426. With a facsimile frontispiece showing the original 'Whale-Bear' passage. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dark green typographic dust-jacket, priced at 15s. A touch of light toning and spotting, otherwise crisp and clean. Jacket shows just a hint of toning to spine and some light wear to extremities. Near fine. Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (published 1859) is a seminal work in naturalist literature and without doubt the pivotal work and foundation of evolutionary science. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. Darwin's book was the culmination of evidence he had accumulated on the voyage of the Beagle in the 1830s and expanded through continuing investigations and experiments since his return. This edition reproduces the exact text of the first edition for the very first time, with minor changes to punctuation only. Item #63269
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