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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: 129932

£1,850
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

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 (187 x 115 mm). Contemporary green calf, red morocco label, spine richly gilt to compartments, double gilt fillet to covers, turn-ins tooled in blind, marbled endpapers and edges.

Illustrations

Folding diagram facing page 91.

Condition

Spine lightly faded, minor foxing to initial and final leaves and folding plate, else a very good copy, attractively bound.

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