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Darwin, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1859)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's advertisements dated June 1859. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published by John Murray in London, 1859. The folding diagram facing page 117 is present. The book is bound is the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Charles Darwin First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17713086842

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DARWIN, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1859)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ix, [i], 502 pp. With 1 folding plate. Half-morocco over marbled boards of the period. An excellent copy inscribed by Leonard Darwin, Charles Darwin's son, with related material bound in at the end, including a 2-page letter signed by Darwin, and an unrecorded offprint of a paper on Darwin's work. Preserved in a half-morocco solander box (see provenance). First edition, first issue, of Darwin’s historic and pioneering work on the theory of evolution; certainly the most important biological book ever written. Bound in: 1. Half-title inscribed by Leonard Darwin: This is the first edition of the Origin -- written by my father -- containing a passage on p. 184 which he always regretted to have omitted in later editions -- 10 April 1927. Refers to the black bear and the possibility of their development by natural selection into aquatic animals, reprinted in the first four American editions (Osborn, Book Collector, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 77-78 (1960); Freeman, p. 76).2. ALS. Charles Darwin to Lady Drysdale. [ca. 1859]. 2 pp. (possibly lacking 1 page). The letter is addressed to the mother-in-law of Dr. Lane, whose Moor Park spas Darwin and his wife frequented after 1857. The letter was probably written while Darwin was at a hydropathic spa in Ilkley, Yorkshire from October to December, 1859. At that time Lane was moving to Sudbrooke Park, Surrey, which Darwin and his wife visited the following year.3. ALS. George Augustus Rowell to Sir James Emerson Tennent (of Tempo Manor). 3 Alfred Street, Oxford, December 12, 1860. 3 pages.4. ROWELL, George Augustus. "Mr. Darwin’s Theory." Reprinted from the Oxford Chronicle of Dec. 8, 1860. 8 pp.First edition of this unrecorded offprint on Darwin’s theory of how instincts are neither endowed nor learned, but a result of "accidental natural selection." Rowell states that Darwin fails to sufficiently support his case, and "actually his examples of the cuckoo and the bee sting demonstrate the wisdom of the Creator." Interestingly enough, the author unwittingly offers further evidence in support of Darwin’s theory.Provenance: This copy of the Origin was presented to Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869), best known for his works on the natural history of Ceylon, by George Augustus Rowell (1804-1892), underkeeper of the Ashmolean and of the Oxford University Museum. The Rowell letter notes that he became despondent about his scientific work and burned all his manuscripts, papers and apparatus. He eventually changed his mind, and in 1862 published a second edition of his pamphlet on pain. A slip bound in at the end by Sir Charles Langham, Baronet of Tempo Manor notes that Leonard Darwin had signed the book while visiting him, and that in 1946, the book was appraised at £ 20. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 199; Freeman, 373; Printing & the Mind of Man, 344b. Bookseller Inventory # 13831

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On the Origin of Species, Inscribed: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Published by John Murray, London (1860)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1860. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Presentation copy to Frederick Moore on behalf of Charles Darwin.No foxing, no repairs, rubbing to spine head and corner. Bright title and cover clothe. Very nice condition. Rather than describe the condition in minute detail here, please ask for a full set of photos and catalogue. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 01267

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On the Origin of Species by Means: Darwin, Charles

Darwin, Charles

Published by D. Appleton & Company, New York (1860)

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Item Description: D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1860. Book Condition: Near Fine. First American edition. First printing with two quotations on the verso of the half-title. Publisher's original brown ribbed cloth, stamped in blind on the panels and gilt on the spine. And here's something you won't see very often, cloth complete, beautiful and completely untouched. Both hinges are strong and untouched. Bookseller's blindstamp on the front, brown-coated end paper and a previous owner's stamp on the top of the title page, which has been partially bleached, but remains legible. Internal contents are complete, intact and appear unread, although there is light to moderate foxing throughout, as almost always. With most copies on the market heavily restored or repaired, this copy is the finest we have seen by some margin.Darwin's book expounded a theory of evolution markedly superior to anything that had come before. It was aimed at the educated population generally, not just the academic community, and it sparked intense debate and controversy. Darwin attempted to explain the vast array of life on earth from a scientific perspective, showing how selected attributes could form new species given the right circumstances. "In accomplishing this Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken." -- PMM. Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 1507

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Darwin, Charles

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York (1860)

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Item Description: D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the First Issue of the American Edition. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with minor wear to the edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this First Edition in collector's condition. We buy Darwin First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14746514032

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DARWIN, CHARLES.

Published by New York: D. Appleton, 1860 (1860)

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Item Description: New York: D. Appleton, 1860, 1860. First American Edition; first issue. Minor scattered foxing and spotting; small label removed from the top corner of the front paste-down; fraying at the extremities strengthened; an excellent copy. Bookseller Inventory # 25274

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Darwin, Charles.

Published by D. Appleton and Co: NY (1860)

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Item Description: D. Appleton and Co: NY, 1860. Folding chart, 8 x 5, pebbled greenish cloth, 432 pp with index, covers rubbed, extremities professionally repaired with matching green cloth, spine dull, inner hinges starting to crack, bookplates (front: Detroit architect Theodore Hinchman; rear: handwritten Detroit bookseller plate), first 16 pp insect damaged at lower fore corner, water stained at lower margins throughout, folding plate browned, contents toned with scatered spotting, couple of ink marks on p147 else a decent, collectible copy of the FIRST AMERICAN ED, FIRST STATE (with only two notices opposite title page). Bookseller Inventory # 98-6483

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Darwin, Charles

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York (1860)

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Item Description: D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1860. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair+. No Jacket. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST STATE, with only two notices opposite the title page; no dj; from the library of the linguist Glenn Gilbert, with Gilbert's inscribed bookplate laid in, pencilled writing on the inside covers and endpapers by booksellers and former owners, otherwise unmarked, original binding has rear hinge almost loose, front hinge shows cracked paper but still firmly attached, edges darkened and rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, top of spine has 8 cm of spine cover missing, bottom of spine has 3 mm missing, internally some foxing but generally in good condition, overall rating Fair+; a sought after volume by collectors of Darwin, the theory of natural selection, and the history of biology, also the transfer of Darwin's ideas to the United States; original blind stamped pebble green cloth; 8vo -- 212 millimeters tall; 432 numbered pages, plus folding chart after p. 108. Bookseller Inventory # 002847

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Item Description: S.-Peterburg, 1864. 8vo. Bound in a beautiful recent pastiche-binding of red half calf with blue marbled paper over boards. Five raised bands and elegant gilding to spine. End-papers renewed. A bit of damp staining and a bit of brownspotting. A very nice and fine copy. XIV, 399, (1) pp. + 4 pp. of advertisements + 1 plate. Extremely rare first edition of the first Russian translation of Darwin's "Origin of Species", a main reason for the widespread effect of Darwinism in Russia, where the theory met less resistance in the 1860'ies than it did in Western Europe. In Russia Darwinism had a profound influence not only upon the different sciences, but also on philosophy, economic and political thought, and the great literature of the period. For instance, both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky referenced Darwin in their most important works, as did numerous other thinkers of the period."In 1864, S.A. Rachinsky, professor of plant physiology at St. Petersburg University, produced the first Russian translation of the "Origin". Although not a masterpiece of translation art, the book sold out so quickly that in 1865 it went through a second printing. By this time Darwin's ideas were discussed not only by scientists but also by such popular writers as Dmitri Pisarev and M. A. Antinovich." (Glick, p. 232). Rachinsky began translating the "Origin" in 1862 and wrote an important article on the theories presented in it, while working on the translation. This article and the translation of the "Origin" into Russian were responsible for the great success and rapid, widespread knowledge of Darwinian theory of evolution in Russia. "Darwin was concerned that the "Origin of Species" reach naturalists across the world, but translations of that complicated work raised problems for Darwin. If he found it difficult to make the reader "understand what is meant" in England and America, at least in those two countries he and the reader were discussing the "Origin of Species" in the same language. Foreign language editions raised not only the thorny question of translating Darwinian terms, but also the problem of translators, who often thought it proper to annotate their editions to explain the "significance" of Darwinism. The first Russian translation of the "Origin of Species" (1864) appeared, however, without any comment whatever by the translator, Sergei A. Rachinsky, professor of botany at the University of Moscow. Rachinsky had begun the translation in 1862 and published an article on Darwinism while continuing work on the translation in 1863." (Rogers, p. 485). In the year of publication of the translation, 1864, Pisarev wrote a long article in "The Russian Word", which purports to be a review of this translation; the critic complains about the absence of notes and commentaries by the translator. Pisarev furthermore points to several errors in the translation and to numerous infelicities of expression. Acknowledging the importance of the work, however, and of the spreading of Darwinism in Russia, he goes on in his own essay to provide a much more popular account of Darwin's theory and to impress upon his readers its revolutionary significance.Nikolai Strakhov also reviewed the translation immediately upon publication, acknowledging the effect it would have. Strakhov, however, recognized potential dangers inherent in the theory and expressed them in his review of Rachinsky's translation. He praised the work for its thoroughness and rejoiced in the evidence that man constituted the highest stage of organic development; but then he went on to argue that by moving into questions of philosophy and theology, the Darwinists were exceeding the limits of scientific evidence. Like Pisarev, Tolstoy enthusiastically embraced Darwinism. "The first mention of Darwin in Tolstoy's literary "Nachlass" is found in one of the drafts to "War and Peace". There Darwin is listed, apparently quite favorably, among leading thinkers "working toward new truth" [.] Thus by the late 186. Bookseller Inventory # 49697

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Charles DARWIN

Published by John Murray, (1860)

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Item Description: John Murray, 1860. 8vo., Fifth Thousand, [Second Edition], with folding diagram, neat contemporary signature in pencil at head of title, with second pencilled signature lower down, front free endpaper a little chafed at fore-edge, three or four small fox-spots each on half-title, title and diagram; original green cloth, boards elaborately blocked in blind, gilt back, , brown endpapers, uncut, expertly recased with original endpapers preserved, a remarkably bright, fresh copy in minimally restored publisher's binding. With 32pp publisher's catalogue (dated January, 1860) bound in at end, and the binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants on rear paste-down. The second edition is not so named on title but simply labelled 'Fifth Thousand'; Freeman records that 3000 copies were printed following the 1250 copies of the first edition. Although Darwin considered this edition a rapid revision to meet demand, his changes are much more than mere correction. The most famous alteration is the dilution of the whale bear passage on p.184, which Darwin later regretted although he never restored it. With the signed and ruled advertisements which Freeman considers the first issue. Freeman 113 variant a; Freeman F376. Bookseller Inventory # 28009

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Charles Darwin

Published by D. Appleton & Co (1860)

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Item Description: D. Appleton & Co, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A Very Nice Example of the First State of the First American Edition of one of the most influential works of the 19th Century. Quite Scarce in first State (with 2 quotations facing title page instead of 3). A nice example, bound in green patterned cloth with unusually strong spine gilt. Spine tips and hinges professionally reinforced. A few original 19th century pencil notes. Text block is strong and complete. A pleasing example of the scarce title!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11141361790

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Item Description: London, Murray, 1860. ix,502p.+ advertisements 50pages Murray dated Jan. 1860. original green cloth gilt decorated (a bit rubbed, some slight foxing. Old owner's entrie on titlepage.) In very good condition. in it's original cloth binding. with binder's label. : " Bound by Edmonds & Remnants London". (At the last flyleave.) Second edition. (Freeman 376 c).with fifth thousand on titlepage. Dibner Heralds 199. G. & M. nr. 220. Horblit 23 b. P.M.M. 344b ( all first ed.) The theory of evolution. A good copy of the sec. ed. Dibner :"This, the most important single work in science, brought man to his true place in nature". In very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 15680

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On the Origin of Species by Means: DARWIN, Charles.

DARWIN, Charles.

Published by London: John Murray, 1860 (1860)

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1860, 1860. Octavo in twelves. Original diagonal-wave-grain green cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, brown coated endpapers, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Bookseller's blindstamp to front free endpaper, binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Some minor wear to spine edges, short split to rear joint but still sound, small tear to rear free endpaper fore edge. An excellent copy. Folding diagram to face p. 117, 32 pages of publisher's advertisements to rear, dated January 1860. Second edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), one of 3,000 copies printed, the usual issue with 1860 on the title page (a very few copies only have 1859). The second edition "can be recognised immediately by the date, by the words 'fifth thousand', and the correct spelling of 'Linnean' on the title page The misprint 'speceies' is corrected and the whale-bear story diluted, an alteration which Darwin later regretted, although he never restored the full text. The story is not found again in any printing, except in the American editions of 1860, until the end of copyright". Freeman 376. Bookseller Inventory # 111613

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Item Description: Hard cover. Folding lithographed diagram. 8vo, orig. pale green cloth (head & foot of spine with slightest chipping, occasional unimportant foxing), covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. New York: D. Appleton, 1860. First American edition, "second issue" with three quotations on verso of half-title. A very good and bright copy preserved in a slip-case. ? Freeman 378. For the first edition, see Horblit 23b; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 199; and Printing & the Mind of Man 344b. Bookseller Inventory # JHABES3609

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On the Origin of Species: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Published by John Murray, London (1860)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1860. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. A tightly bound, repaired copy. Some wear to corners. Front and rear covers are very good. Label of Mudie's Subscription Library to front cover. NB - there are no internal library indicators.) Original binding has been rebacked using vintage cloth and the original spine has been preserved. A little loss, especially to the lower left corner, but expertly repaired. Binding tight. Original endpapers have new hinges, using matching vintage paper. Foxing to early pages. Paper repair to half-title - at some stage an attempt to remove a previous ink name resulted in a small hole which has been covered using archival acid-free tissue. Scattered foxing and soiling throughout - nothing too serious or unsightly. Original folding diagram is in good condition, with some foxing spots. Closed marginal tears to p. 24 and p.203 have been professionally repaired. A good copy which was part of the subscription business that helped to ensure Darwin's phenomenal success. Charles Edward Mudie (1818 – 1890), an English publisher and founder of Mudie's Lending Library and Mudie’s Subscription Library, was the son of a second-hand bookseller and newsagent. In 1842, he began to lend books to students at the University of London, charging subscribers one guinea per year (see photo) for the right to borrow one volume of a book at a time. This proved so successful that in 1852 he moved his "Select Library" to larger premises at 509, 510 & 511 New Oxford Street, at its junction with Museum Street and Hart Street, just a few yards south of the British Museum (as advertised on the label on this copy). Mudie was crucial to the success of scientific works such as Darwin's. In November 1859, he bought up 500 copies of the first edition of the Origin of Species (quite remarkable considering that only 1250 copies were printed - this represents 40% of the entire print run). As well as having a notable affect on Darwin's confidence (see quote below) this gave his landmark work, from the outset, a much wider audience than he would otherwise have enjoyed. Darwin himself acknowledged this and indeed those 500 copies could have been read, conceivably, by thousands of different subscribers. Mudie's Subscription Library was a key player in the dissemination of subsequent editions of the Origin and all of Darwin's other books (Mudie admired Darwin so much that he invited him to dine, but Darwin declined). Though his fiction list had a famously prudish reputation, Mudie revelled in the controversy that evolutionary theory created and stocked a wide range of evolutionary works by other authors - such as Lyell, Huxley and Lubbock - during the remainder of the 19th Century. "It is a wonderful thing the whole edition selling off at once & Mudie taking 500 copies. Your father says he shall never think small beer of himself again & that candidly he does think it very well written". Emma Darwin, in a letter to William Erasmus Darwin. (late Nov. 1859) We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 01268

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Darwin, Charles

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection. NY: D. Appleton & Company, 1860 The first American edition. The first issue with only 2 “blurbs” on the verso of the half title. In the original cloth. With the fold-out diagram at p.108. Owner name (1876) on the ffep. A very good copy (a little wear at the head & foot of the spine and wear at the corners; very light vertical “tidemark” in or near the outer margin; clean cloth; nice spine gilt). NB: The 2 dark spots that show in the scan are toning and the coloration is much more uniform. A nice copy of a very scarce book. And, a nice alternative to the London edition (1859) which, when (if) available can cost $200,000 for a decent copy. Of course, many of the English and American firsts have been locked away in institutional collections. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18957694241

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Origin of the Species (1st American Printing-: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

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Item Description: Appleton, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. 1st Edition. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing First Issue. You can see the book has taken on some water at some point which invades some of the early and later pages. There's also plenty of foxing throughout the book, which lightens toward the middle. The fold-out is entirely complete as shown. One page is missing. Let me know if I can be of any more assistance. Offers are welcome. Thank you for looking. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15909955351

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Darwin, On the Origin of Species. A: Darwin., Charles

Item Description: 1859. Disbound. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Full list and photographs available on request. Includes key articles by William Wilberforce, Richard Owen, Henry Holland, Basil Hall, H. Fawcett, St George Mivart, E.Ray Lancester, George J. Romanes, and others. Four articles from 1859 or earlier (incl. Holland & Hall), four articles from 1860 reviewing the Origin of Species (incl. Wilberforce, Morris & Owen), a further five from the 1860s, and twenty seven from 1871 to 1900 (incl. Froude, St George Mivart, Cook, Wace, Campbell, Newton, Kropotkin, & Romanes), with just five from 1901 or later. All first editions. All disbound from individual journals (40 are 19th century) and not re-bound. Approx. 1080 pages in total. In very clean condition, one or two with a very light library stamp, and no notable foxing, nor browning, nor brittleness. Many are complete gathers and will easily enough re-sew should you choose to re-bind them. Full list and photographs of each item available on request. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 1080 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Darwin Collection; Biology; 19th century; Inventory No: 168806. Bookseller Inventory # 168806

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Charles Darwin

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1861. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 3rd Edition. Rebacking of the top left spine. Minor foxing to fornt pages. Rather than describe the condition in minute detail here, please ask for a full set of photos and catalogue. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condition, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 01253

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

Published by John Murray [through 1861], London (1859)

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Item Description: John Murray [through 1861], London, 1859. Early Reprint. Third Edition (seventh thousand) of the "most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" (Grolier 10 Science) and "certainly the most important biological book ever written." (Freeman) 8vo: xix,[1],538pp (including unrecorded variant title page), with single leaf of advertisements and folding lithographed diagram by William West, charting Darwin's views of possible sequences of evolution. Original green sand-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers with decorative panels blocked in blind, brown clay-coated end papers, edges untrimmed. Variant "b" binding (without full point after "MURRAY" on spine). An excellent example of this rare issue, recased in the original cloth binding (not rebacked), with spine ends skillfully restored and crease to spine carefully repaired, now barely visible. Minor wear to cloth, corners bumped, original endpapers rehinged with matching vintage paper. Manuscript name on title page of "John Hitchman M.D." (1815-1893), English physician and superintendent of Mickleover Asylum (later Pastures Hospital) near Derby, where this copy was purchased (bookseller's ticket on front paste-down of J. A. Rowbottom). On page [x] a previous owner (perhaps Hitchman) has written notes on Darwin's death and estate, erroneously naming the author "Charles Erasmus Darwin" (Darwin's middle name was Robert). Minor foxing spots and occasional marks, very slight age toning, no ink marks or notes in text pages but the stray pencil mark and margin note. Regarding the title page, all recorded copies have the year printed beginning with a distorted number "1," while our copy has the number fully intact, raising the possibly that the title page was reset to correct this minor problem. It also suggests there may exist other alterations in the text that close comparison could reveal. Regardless, this issue is rare. Freeman 381. For comments on the Origin's inestimable significance, see: PMM 344b. Dibner 199. Garrison–Morton 220. Horblit 23b. Norman 593. Grolier 100 Science 23b. Grolier 100 Medicine 70b. The third edition appeared in April,1861, in a run of just 2,000 copies (the second edition print run was 5,000), only 17 months after Darwin had received his advance copy of the first edition. The binding nearly matches that of the two previous editions, differing only in minor details. But the text was extensively altered, so much so that a table of differences between it and the second edition (a table that was updated for each subsequent edition) was added. Darwin also added the full historical sketch, written to satisfy complaints that he had not sufficiently credited his predecessors in presenting the general theory of evolution. (The sketch had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition and in the fourth American printing (both 1860), in which it is called a preface. There also appears for the first time a postscript, on page xii. "Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken." (PMM). N.B.: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1385

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On the Origin of Species by Means: DARWIN, Charles.

DARWIN, Charles.

Published by London: John Murray, 1869 (1869)

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1869, 1869. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, black coated endpapers. Bookplate of William H. Field to the front pastedown. A little wear to tips, some light foxing to endleaves; an exceptionally bright copy. Folding diagram at p. 132. Fifth edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman). This copy is in Freeman's variant c. of the binding (no priority). "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). Freeman 387. Bookseller Inventory # 109845

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Darwin, Charles ; Darwin, Francis (ed.)

Published by Cambridge University Press (1909)

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. All Points match. [Freeman 1556]. Top edge gilt. Green cloth. The spine is very faded, the corners and the bottom edges have some light rubbing, some light foxing to edges of page block, other in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 2025164

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On the Origin of Species by Means: Darwin, Charles

Darwin, Charles

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York (1860)

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Item Description: D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1860. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First American Edition. First American Edition. xi, [5]-116, 116*-121*, 117-440, [2-ads] pages. 1 folding plate opposite page 108. 8vo. Publisher's original green pebbled cloth with blind stamped decorations. Corner tips and head/tail spine with wear. Previous owner's label affixed to front endpaper. Rear hinge with thin archival tissue repair. Gutter dampstaining to the first few pages in decreasing intensity (worst on the front 2 flyleaves, but still partly visible on title page and a few pages past. Pages 110-111 with dark brown stain from old newspaper insert. Unreadable embossed owner name on rear pastedown. Several pages have creases from reading turns. Light foxing throughout. Small ding to outer hinge rear panel. Pencil scribbles on endpapers. Even with all, presents nicely on the shelf and not a bad copy. Cloth. 1st American Edition, fourth state. The First American edition, fourth state (Freeman 380) with "New edition, revised and augmented by the author" on the title page, and a supplement (pages 426-432) of authors additions and alterations. As such, this volume actually improves on the first edition, first state, with additional information. Bookseller Inventory # 23682

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Darwin, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1872)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1872. Sixth Edition (Thirteenth thousand). 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xxi, 458pp. fold out diagram. The first edition where the term "evolution" is used. Language: eng VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Slight edge-rubbing to cover. Previous owner inscription to fep. Some neat underlining Black hardback tooled leather cover. Bookseller Inventory # chd14aa

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

Published by John Murray [through 1891], London (1859)

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Item Description: John Murray [through 1891], London, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Early Reprint. Sixth Edition, with additions and corrections, Forty-first Thousand. 8vo: xxi,432pp, with folding lithographed diagram by William West, charting Darwin's views of possible sequences of evolution. Original green sand-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers with decorative panels blocked in blind, decorative end papers. A superb copy, nearly pristine, with bright gilt; tight, square binding and clean, fresh pages but for former owner's name and date [18]92 in pencil on front flyleaf. PMM 530b [describing the first edition of 1859]. Grolier, 100 Books Medicine, 70B, and Science, 23b. Freeman 438. The sixth edition, in which "evolution" was used for the first time (although Darwin used the word in the Descent of Man, published a year earlier), as well as the final edition revised by Darwin: a new chapter was added, "to confute the views of the Roman Catholic biologist St. George Mivart" (Freeman), as were the author's extensive revisions and corrections. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1098

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Darwin Charles

Published by London John Murray 1892 (1892)

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Item Description: London John Murray 1892, 1892. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections. With a folding diagram. 8vo, publisher’s original dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and in blind on the upper and lower covers. xxi, 432. Includes glossary and index. A very clean and well-preserved copy with only a bit of age or mellowing, hinges strong, corners all good, the cloth bright and the gilt in very nice condition. Unusual thus. THE GREATEST WORK IN SCIENCE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND THE MOST IMPORTANT BIOLOGICAL WORK EVER PENNED. An important early edition of "the most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" and "the most important biological work ever written" (Horblit, Freeman). Darwin's elaboration of the theory of natural selection laid the groundwork for the controversy over the evolution of man, and with only slight modification by such scientists as Stephen Jay Gould, Darwin's ideas remain the umbra under which most current biological research is conducted. The repercussions of Darwin’s theory on religious, scientific, sociological and philosophical thought was the result of what Garrison considered "the most wonderful piece of sythesis in the history of science." Darwin brought man to his true place in nature and accomplished a revolution. Darwin had intended the book to be an abstract of his 'big book' on transmutation, of which only the first part (VARIATION UNDER DOMESTICATION, 1868) was published in his lifetime. The first edition of "Origin" had a print run of only 1250 copies and was sold out in a day. This is a printing of the sixth edition. The sixth is generally considered to be the "last" edition and it first appeared in 1872. It included a new chapter, VII, which was inserted to confute the views of the Roman Catholic biologist St George Mivart. A glossary appears for the first time, and it was in this edition that the word "evolution" appeared for the first time in the work (it was used in the first edition of THE DESCENT OF MAN in the previous year). As Freeman says, "'Evolved' had been the last word of the text in all previous editions, but 'evolution' had been omitted, perhaps to avoid confusion with the use of the word by Herbert Spencer or with its more particular embryological meaning" (p. 79). Bookseller Inventory # 27336

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Item Description: John Murray, 1888. 8vo., Sixth Edition, Thirty-Third Thousand, with a folding diagram, front free endpaper and following leaf lightly frayed at fore-edge; original arches-style binding of green cloth, decorative gilt back, chocolate endpapers, uncut, very short tear in upper joint else a bright, crisp copy. With 32pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. The sixth is generally held to be the last significant edition, containing as it does Darwin's final major corrections and revisions. Published in 1872, it is the first edition with the title The Origin of Species, and includes among many other revisions a new chapter (VII) inserted to confute the views of the Catholic biologist St. George Mivart. There is a glossary, and the word 'evolution' is used in the text for the first time. An attractive and desirable copy of the 'most important scientific work of the 19th century' (Horblit) and 'the most important biological book ever written' (Freeman). SCARCE IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION. Freeman (Darwin), 131; Freeman (BNHB), 907. Bookseller Inventory # 25361

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Charles Darwin

Published by John Murray, London (1898)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1898. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 10th. 51st Thousand, rubbing to corners and spine ends, no foxing. Very good condition overall. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. In many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar or lessor condtion. We also have presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 01317

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The Origin of Species: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Published by John Murray, UK (1900)

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Item Description: John Murray, UK, 1900. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. New Edition. New Popular Edition 1900. 1st printing in this new edition and very un-common. Text based on the Sixth edition, with additions & corrections, This text was the last version that Darwin worked on before he died. Includes the important chart. Book is very good+ and in quite bright condition. Edges/corners lightly rubbed. Contents good. Two ownership stamps/two names of E Lyttleton Worth MP/ Solicitor for Rochdale. A good example of a rare book. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 9579 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012076

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Darwin, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1873)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1873. 3/4 leather. Book Condition: Good +. 458pp octavo, with foldout plate following the contents page. A very good copy in 3/4 calf and marbled boards. rubbed, wearing at the corners and crown. Hinges sound. This is the first edition to use the word "evolution" Sixth edition with additions and Corrections (Thirteenth Thousand). Bookseller Inventory # 36880

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