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DARWIN, Charles.

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection....

Or the Preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections (thirteenth thousand).

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Published: London John Murray, 1872

Stock Code: 120367

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Notes

Sixth edition, third issue, marked as the "thirteenth 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 type... giving the general impression of a cheap edition, which at 7s. 6d, it was". It is also the first edition of The Origin of Species to feature the word "evolution"; the term was first used by Darwin in The Descent of Man, published in 1871. This edition was subsequently reprinted unchanged from stereos in 1872 and again in 1873. The final issue is dated 1876; stereos of this issue were used for the very many issues which followed, from 1878 to 1929, continuing to include the summary of differences and the historical sketch.

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Description

Octavo. Original green ribbed-grain cloth, gilt titles to spine, frames and central vignette blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers.

Illustrations

Folding diagram facing page 91.

Condition

Contemporary ownership inscription of Dr Alexander Goodall, assistant surgeon aboard HMS Antelope, an iron paddle-sloop based on the West coast of Africa, to front free endpaper and half-title. Spine gently rolled, rubbing to extremities, minor wear to tips, a couple of faint marks to covers, top edge dust toned, front inner hinge cracked but holding, book block slightly shaken, occasional foxing; a very good copy.

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