Item #65096 The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Charles DARWIN.
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

London: John Murray, 1869. [Evolutionary science] FIFTH Edition, tenth thousand. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.xxiv; 596; 32. With the folding tree diagram to pg.132 and Murray's advertisements to rear. With 29 chief additions and corrections from the fourth edition. Publisher's green cloth ruled in blind to boards, with three gilt bands to top and bottom of spine. Gilt titles to spine. Dark blue endpapers. Edges untrimmed. Interior bright though lightly foxed. Previous ownership inscription in black ink to flyleaf verso. Small bookseller's label to front paste-down, binders label to rear. Front hinge split. Cloth gently rubbed and marked, 3cm split at joint. Spine and board extremities moderately bumped. Very good. 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. Item #65096

Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin (Folkestone: Dawson, 1977), 387d.

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