Item #101812 The Origin of Species. Charles DARWIN.
The Origin of Species.
The Origin of Species.

The Origin of Species.

John Murray, 1888.

Sixth edition with additions and corrections to 1872 (Thirty fifth thousand). Original green publishers boards with gilt titles. A fine copy with clean boards & bright gilt. Lightest wear only with very clean boards. Internally complete and clean. Neat ink name to endpaper & a couple of spots on halftitle & occasional light spotting to textblock edges. Original and unsplit clean & fresh brown endpapers. Appears completely unread. An truly exceptional copy of this landmark work and "the most important biological book every written"(Freeman).

The sixth edition is notable as the first edition to include the word "evolution". The Dictionary of Scientific Biography writes that The Origin of Species "was a turning point, not only in the history of science, but in the history of ideas in general"

Item #101812

Price: £1,350.00

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