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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 (fifteenth thousand).

Availability: In stock

Published: London John Murray, 1875

Stock Code: 129931

£2,000
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Sixth edition, fifth issue, marked as the "fifteenth thousand" on the title page. The sixth edition is the last lifetime edition, and the first to feature the word "evolution", a term first used by Darwin in the Descent of Man in 1871. Darwin continually made revisions to the text of the Origin for new editions; this sixth edition featured a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary by W. S. Dallas. The edition was cheaper than those that preceded it, aimed at a wider public and printed in smaller type. First published in 1872, the sixth edition was frequently reprinted and reissued over the following years with progressively larger "thousand" statements on the title page.

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Description

Octavo. Original green fine diaper-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, decorative frames blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers.

Illustrations

Folding diagram facing page 91.

Condition

Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine ends a little bumped and nicked, tiny chip to spine and head of front cover, very minor wear to tips, a few trivial marks to cloth, front hinge just beginning to split but still firm, very faint foxing to initial and final leaves. Overall a very good, bright copy.

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