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DARWIN, Charles.

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection...

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

Availability: In stock

Published: London John Murray, 1869

Stock Code: 120399

£3,000
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

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" (Freeman).

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt titles to spine, blind-panelled covers, black coated endpapers Freeman's variant c (no priority).

Illustrations

Folding diagram at p. 132.

Condition

With the contemporary book label of Reverend Lloyd B. Walrond to the front pastedown. Bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpaper. Ownership inscription in ink to half-title. Spine gently rolled, slight wear to extremities, a couple of small nicks to spine ends, faint mark to front free endpaper; a very good copy.

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