On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

Darwin (Charles Robert)

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Third edition, with additions and corrections. (Seventh Thousand.)

Description: with 1 folding diagram, the diagram frayed and soiled in the fore and lower margins, textblock a little strained between gatherings E & F, E a little proud at the top, pp. xix, 538, [2, ads], 8vo, uncut in the original cloth by Edmonds & Remants, with their ticket, sides blind stamped, spine gilt, front inner hinge a little strained, very good indeed

Publication Details: John Murray, 1861

Notes: An exceptionally nice copy, the binding of unusual freshness, of the third edition (Freeman's variant b no priority) of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), issued in April 1861, one of 2,000 copies printed. The text was extensively altered, and a table is given of differences from the second edition, a feature that occurs in each subsequent Murray edition. The third edition is also notable for the addition of the historical sketch in which Darwin acknowledges his predecessors in the general theory of evolution, which had already appeared in shorter form in the first Ge...more

Bibliography: (Freeman 381)

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Price: £6,500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1861

Stock Number: 61457

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