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Darwin ( Charles)


Published: John Murray, London, 1891

Edition: Sixth edition

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By means of natural selection or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.

Sixth edition, with additions and corrections (Forty-first thousand) 6th edition: xxi, 432 pages, folded diagram, blue cloth titled gilt on the spine, tipped in on the last page of the index is a sketch of a human skeleton with annotations, also tipped in on the back paste-down end paper is a report extracted from the Times dated August 9 1894 of the annual meeting of the British Association held in Oxford in which the first edition of the Origin of the Species is discussed There are 2 loosely inserted newspaper clippings, a good copy.

Extracted from the Works of Charles Darwin An annotated bibliographical handlist by R.B. Freeman pages 79 - 80. The 6th edition, which is usually regarded as the last, appeared in February 1872, It is extensively revised and contains a new Chapter, V11. This was inserted to confute the views of the Roman Catholic biologist St George Mirvart. The title changes to The Origin of the Species and a glossary compiled by W.S. Dallas appears.

It is in this edition that the word evolution occurs for the first time. It had been used in the first edition of the Descent of Man in the previous year, but not in this work. in this edition the opening words of the Historical sketch read: I will here a give a brief sketch, which continued unnnoticed through 17 printings from the same stereos, but it was corrected when the whole book was reset for the forty-first thousand of 1891. (This printing)

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo ( 200 x130mm)
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