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Charles Darwin

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  1. 120354
    First edition. This was the second of three "major geological works resulting from the voyage of the Beagle, and contains detailed geological descriptions of locations visited by Darwin... it provides valuable insights into one of the most important scientific voyages ever made" (Cambridge edition 2011). These three works... Learn More
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  2. 123328
    Second edition, the usual issue with 1860 on the title page (a very few copies only have 1859). "The misprint 'speceies' is corrected and the whale-bear story diluted, an alteration which Darwin later regretted, although he never restored the full text" (Freeman). Learn More
    £10,000

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  3. 120407
    Third edition 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... Learn More
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  4. 120409
    Fourth edition of "the most important biological book ever written". "The fourth edition of 1866 was of 1,500 copies. It was again extensively altered, and it is in this one that the date of the first edition, as given on the verso of the half title, is corrected from October 1st to November 24th 1859" (Freeman). This copy... Learn More
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  5. 121494
    Fourth edition of "the most important biological book ever written". "The fourth edition of 1866 was of 1,500 copies. It was again extensively altered, and it is in this one that the date of the first edition, as given on the verso of the half title, is corrected from October 1st to November 24th 1859" (Freeman). The 32... Learn More
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  6. 120216
    First edition, second issue, with the relevant issue points: one line erratum in volume I and the imprint on two lines. The second issue, consisting of of 1,250 copies, was published in February 1868 and the two issues have "considerable textual differences". Darwin refers to one of these in More Letters, "a story of the... Learn More
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  7. 123160
    First edition, first issue, with the relevant issue points as called for by Freeman. The first issue, consisting of 1,500 copies, was published in January 1868 and was followed by a second the next month. The majority of the work consists of details about artificial selection and domestication of animals and plants but it... Learn More
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  8. 123577
    First edition, first issue, with the relevant issue points as called for by Freeman. The first issue, consisting of 1,500 copies, was published in January 1868 and was followed by a second the next month. The majority of the work consists of details about artificial selection and domestication of animals and plants but it... Learn More
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  9. 120399
    Fifth edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman). "The fifth edition of 1869 was of 2,000 copies and was again much revised. It is in this one that Darwin used the expression "the survival of the fittest", Herbert Spencer's term, for the first time; it appears first in the heading of Chapter IV"... Learn More
    £3,000

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  10. 87187
    First edition, second issue (with no errata on the title verso of vol. II). Learn More
    £975

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  11. 117907
    First US edition, first issue (with the errata on the verso of the title leaf of vol. II). First published in the UK the preceding year, it was in this work that the word "evolution" appears for the first time, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species the following year. Darwin had hoped that... Learn More
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  12. 120411
    First edition, second issue (with the list of works on the verso of the title leaf of Vol. II). It was in this work that the word "evolution" appears for the first time, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species the following year. Darwin had hoped that one of his supporters might tackle the... Learn More
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  13. Expression of Emotions 1
    First edition, second issue with the misprint "htat" on the first line of p. 208, and the plates numbered in arabic rather than roman ("it seems probable that the arabic set was the earlier", Freeman). Expression of the Emotions completed Darwin's great cycle of evolutionary writings, "written, in part at least, as a confutation... Learn More
    £850

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  14. 119867
    Sixth edition, second issue, printed simultaneously with the first issue, which is marked as the "eleventh thousand" on the title page. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this edition featuring a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary by W. S. Dallas. "The edition was aimed at a wider public and printed in... Learn More
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  15. 120365
    Sixth edition, first issue, marked as the "eleventh thousand" on the title page. The sixth edition is the last lifetime edition. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this edition featuring a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary by W. S. Dallas. "The edition was aimed at a wider public and printed in smaller... Learn More
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  16. 120375
    First edition, from the first impression of 1,000 copies. "These meticulous studies form a minor contribution to the evolutionary series by the study of the adaptations of such plants to impoverished conditions... The book was published on 2 July 1875, in a standard binding without inserted advertisements. It is stated that... Learn More
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  17. Woodburytype portrait.
    Woodburytype portrait of Charles Darwin (1809-1882) in three-quarter profile, from the Men of Mark series of Lock & Whitfield portraits published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington between 1876 and 1883. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 106606

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  18. 120376
    Second edition, first issue, with no thousand given. "These meticulous studies form a minor contribution to the evolutionary series by the study of the adaptations of such plants to impoverished conditions". The second edition features "some small corrections taken from Darwin's marked copy of the first edition, as well... Learn More
    £500

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  19. 117887
    Third edition of the second and third parts of Darwin's geological results of the Beagle voyage. The book was one of three "major geological works resulting from the voyage of the Beagle, and contains detailed geological descriptions of locations visited by Darwin ... it provides valuable insights into one of the most important... Learn More
    £850

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  20. 122425detail
    The first authorized collected edition of his works. Rare in the original morocco binding. Learn More
    £4,500

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  21. 118417detail

    The Works.

    New York: 1986–89

    First edition, first printing of the complete works of Darwin, containing posthumously published material as well as previously unpublished letters and entries. Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 118417

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  22. 121117
    Commemorative facsimile edition, signed limited issue, set H of 1,000 copies signed by John Hemming, Director and Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society. This set was printed and bound to match Darwin's personal copy. "The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the... Learn More
    £875

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