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DARWIN, Charles.

Published by John Murray, London (1859)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1859. First edition, untouched in its original binding, inscribed by Darwin’s closest collaborator Joseph Hooker just eleven days after its publication. A magnificent association copy, of "the most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" (Horblit) and "the most important biological work ever written" (Freeman). ?Dibner 199; PMM 344b; Evans 110; Grolier/Horblit 23b; Grolier/Medicine 70b; Sparrow 49; Norman 593. "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). Presented by Darwin’s closest friend and intellectual confidant, it is hard to imagine an association that would bring us closer to Darwin’s inner circle. Provenance: Joseph Dalton Hooker, autograph inscription on half-title, dated 5th December 1859, to his uncle by marriage John Gunn (1801-90), vicar of Barton Turf, Norfolk, and founder member of the Norwich Geological Society: ‘The Revd. J. Gunn from his affect. nephew JDH. Kew Dec. 5/59’. Gunn’s obituary in the Geological Magazine (July 1890) noted that with his death there came to an end "one of the last links between the geologists of the present and those who laid the foundation of the science". He was married to Hooker’s maternal aunt. Darwin had assimilated the researches and observations from his five years as naturalist aboard the survey ship H.M.S. Beagle into the essential formulation of his theory of natural selection more than two decades before On the Origin of Species appeared, but he may not have published his revolutionary theory during his lifetime had not Alfred R. Wallace independently come to a nearly identical conclusion about the transmutation of species. After the Linnean Society read and published jointly Darwin and Wallace’s preliminary expositions of the theory of evolution, Darwin rushed to prepare for publication an epitome of the ‘big species book’ that he had been working on since 1856. Originally conceived as a work that might be printed on four or five sheets of paper, Origin evolved during the eight months of its writing into a volume of nearly 500 pages. The final scope of Origin prompted Darwin to abandon plans for his ‘big book,’ although he salvaged much of the first part of the manuscript for The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, published in 1868. On the Origin of Species caused an immediate sensation. Joseph Hooker (1817-1911) graduated from the University of Glasgow with an M.D. in 1839. Through his familiarity with his father Sir William Jackson Hooker’s herbarium, he was well prepared for the first of his many travels—as surgeon-botanist aboard HMS Erebus on the Antarctic expedition of 1839–43. Shortly after returning to England, and already an admirer of the older man, "he was approached about working on Darwin's collection of plants from the Beagle voyage. Just the previous year Darwin had written out his first coherent account of the main elements of his species theory, and within a few months Hooker was admitted into the small and select group of those with whom Darwin felt able to discuss his emerging ideas. In perhaps his most famous letter of all, Darwin wrote to Hooker in January 1844 of his growing conviction that species "are not . immutable" – an admission he likened, half jokingly, to "confessing a murder". When Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) sent Darwin a letter in 1858 outlining an almost identical theory to his own, it was Hooker, together with Charles Lyell, who engineered the simultaneous publication of papers by both men, and secured Darwin’s claim to the theory of ‘modification through descent’ by means of the mechanism Darwin called ‘natural selection’. "It was also to Hooker that Darwin, writing furiously in the succeeding months, sent batch. Bookseller Inventory # 3654

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DARWIN, Charles

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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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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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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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Charles Darwin

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Charles Darwin

Published by John Murray, London (1860)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1860. Gilt Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Darwin (illustrator). 2nd Edition. A fine copy, bright in the original gilt deep green cloth. This is the 2nd edition fifth thousand, (total) issued one year after the 1st edition of 1859, which sold out in weeks. The same text block. With the armorial engraved bookplate of Thomas Ashton. Lord. acquired Basil's at Oxford in 1970 while on a student journey to Oxford. John Murray, London, 1860. 2nd Edition. 20 x 14 (8" x 5.5"). : Second edition, fifth thousand of Darwin's masterpiece, published by John Murray of London in 1860, the year following the first edition. 502 pages. Size; 20 x 14 cms (8" x 5.5"). note, there was an expert repair to the joints by Alan Grace of Surrey UK, great binder, now late. and, note, complete set of all the ads at the rear of the volume, often missing in inferior copies. The text and fold-out diagram are clean, THE BOOK: 'can we doubt . that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?' In the Origin of Species, Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. Printing and the Mind of Man. featured in Horblitts and all science collections, the key to any library in science, compares to the 100,000 dollar 1st edition. Special postage express hand delivery only. Size: 8vo. By the Binder. Bookseller Inventory # 1000781

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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

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1861. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 3rd Edition. Third edition, seventh thousand. The book is firmly and squarely bound in the original green cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine, the corners and spine ends are somewhat bumped, there is some minor marking and the gilt is a little faded. The text block is tight, I am fairly sure the endpapers are new, or at any rate have been inserted in the past twenty years, the previous collector owned the book for fifteen years and had not had the work done, but was not sure whether it had been done prior to his purchase. Otherwise, it is a little age toned with some minor spots of foxing and a neatly written name and address to the half title page. An attractive copy of an important edition, which contained substantial textual alterations. Bookseller Inventory # 002396

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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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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.] WILBERFORCE, Samuel.

Published by London: John Murray. 1860 (1860)

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Item Description: London: John Murray. 1860, 1860. First edition. 8vo. 614pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary quarter tan calf over marbled boards with black title labels. Gilt ruling to spine compartments, minor scuffing and edgewear. Very good indeed, strong and extremely handsome. Includes errata slip for the Darwin review tipped in at the contents page. Contains the first appearance of Bishop Wilberforce's review of Darwin's Origin of Species, "review" being a technical term. "frothing exhibition of ignorance" being the more colloquial description. Not only did this review bring him into Thomas Huxley's sights, resulting in their famous debate, it also probably did more to cement Darwin's reputation as a solid scientist in relation to a number of his peers (R.I. Murchison for example is reputed to have encouraged Wilberforce in his review out of sheer jealousy at the attention Darwin was receiving). A handsome copy of a scarce piece of natural history, an important review of a very important book. Bookseller Inventory # 41576

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Darwin, Charles

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1861. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 3rd Edition. Seventh thousand (third edition). The book is reasonably firmly bound in the publisher's decorative green cloth, blind stamped to the boards, with gilt to the spine, the corners and spine ends are bumped, the spine is slightly darkened, with the gilt tarnished and there is a small repair to the cloth in the centre of the spine. The text block is slightly foxed and age toned, it is cracked at the endpapers, there is a pencil note to the rear pastedown, also a small bookseller's label to the front pastedown and an equally modest binder's label to the rear. The third edition appeared in April 1861 and contained quite substantial alterations and additions by Darwin in his efforts to respond to critics and bolster his theory. Although later critics have considered the 1859 first edition to be the definitive text and that Darwin's revisions for the most part lessened the force of his argument, it is fascinating to track the furore generated in the scientific community during decade or so that followed, by seeing the way the this was mirrored in the alterations he made to the following five editions. Bookseller Inventory # 002442

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1890. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Issued Without a Dust Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Sixth edition with additions and corrections to 1890. Thrity seventh thousand. BOOK DESCRIPTION: Original green cloth, xxi, 432pp, folding diagram. Freeman ref: F436 CONDITION: FINE. The original binding has not been restored and remains in excellent condition, with minor shelf-wear only to the covers. No nicks to the cloth of the spine. Gilt nice and bright. Original endpapers not cracked. Text generally very clean. Minor foxing spots to page edges (see photos). An excellent unrestored copy - highly desirable - having a solid binding and no previous ownership marks or inks. 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 refute 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). Bookseller Inventory # 6513

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DARWIN, Charles.

Published by Cambridge: at the University Press, 1909 (1909)

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Item Description: Cambridge: at the University Press, 1909, 1909. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, bevelled boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Later bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, small ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine and edges of boards slightly browned, sporadic foxing to contents. An excellent copy. Black and white portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, First edition, first impression, of Darwin's two "pencil sketches", the inception of the Origin of Species. The first sketch was written in 1842, after Darwin completed his book The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs and was finally free to work on his emerging theory. The manuscript laid undiscovered for several decades, until the death of the author's widow, in 1896. A number of copies of the 1842 sketch were printed for presentation a few months before the first edition was published. From the library of Oxford professor Francis Pember (1862–1954), with his signed armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Pember was vice-chancellor of Oxford University in the late 1920s. His daughter Katharine married Charles Galton Darwin, the author's grandson, in 1925. An interesting Darwin family association. Freeman 1556. Bookseller Inventory # 101880

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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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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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Darwin , Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1895)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1895. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. 6th Edition. The 6th edition when the text was finally completed, with additions and corrections - (Forty-Seventh Thousand). Bound in original green cloth, good condition. Spin with gilt lettering. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 030121

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DARWIN, Charles.

Published by John Murray, London. (1900)

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Item Description: John Murray, London., 1900. New impression. The first "popular" edition, this follows the text of the corrected sixth edition of 1872. pp xxxii, 703. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait; folding diagram. Original green cloth lettered in gilt. Cover edges just a little rubbed. Endpapers tanned. Margins of frontispiece a bit spotted. Very good. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # DARWINCH022319

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Darwin, Charles

Published by The Editors, New Haven, Jan-June, July-Nov. 1860. In the January issue, volume 29, of the Journal this is the announcement of the forth coming volume of Darwin's Origin of Species to America. (1860)

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Item Description: The Editors, New Haven, Jan-June, July-Nov. 1860. In the January issue, volume 29, of the Journal this is the announcement of the forth coming volume of Darwin's Origin of Species to America., 1860. Edited by Benjamin Silliman and James D. Dana, Asa Gray, Louis Agassiz. Wolcott Gibbs. ( Also contains Review of Darwin's Theory on the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection by Asa Gray. Contained in the March issue of volume 29. Gray, an American botanist, intimate friend and correspondent of Darwin and considered the foremost scientist to elucidate the Darwinian theory. In this review the first paragraph of Asa Gray's states "Fully to understand the foregoing essay of Dr. Hooker (note page 1-25, 305-326 of this volume has the essay by Hooker), it should be read in light of Mr. Darwin's book. The Essay is a trial of the Theory, an attempt by one inclined in its favor to see how the theory will work, when applied to the flora of a large and most peculiar province of the world. " pages 153-184. On the Origin of Species by Theophilus Parsons and Louis Agassiz. Both articles contained in the July issue, volume 30. pages 1-13; 142-155. Discussion between two Readers of Darwin's Treatise on the Origin of Species, upon its Natural Theology by Asa Gray and Treadwell. Contained in the September issue, volume 30. The index in volume 30 lists the discussion as between Gray and Treadwell. pages 226-239. ). First American printing. Pages: 460, 472. 9 1/2" x 6". Binding: Original tan wrappers with black titles at front and spine; generally unopened pages. Both volumes have minor loss of small pieces of the wrap at the edges, light browning at the wrappers and occasional slight to moderate soiling at volume 29; volume 30 old damp stain at the upper rear wrap edge extending internally to the edge of one plate and to page 460. Internally the text block and plates are clean and tight in the wrappers and generally unopened. Bookseller Inventory # 34603

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Darwin, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1880)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1880. Green Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustwrapper. 6th edition (22nd Thousand). pp xxii, 458 plus a folding diagram. Inside hinges starting to split. Cloth a bit rubbed. Freeman 405. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 026971

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Item Description: D. Appleton and Company, NY, 1896. Rebound in Newer Full Cloth. Book Condition: VG Minus. "Authorized Edition" Stated (NAP). This is an 1896 edition in two volumes - complete. The pages overall are in very good condition and largely unopened. But there are several scotch tape repairs to the title pages and first few pages of voloume two which also has sloppily opened 9cut) in a few spots. bound in bright red newer full-grained red cloth with gilt spine titles and small gilt 3-lobe leaf decoration underneath the lettering. Thought to be an early scholar's preferred edition and scarce for this particular year and edition. Size: 8vos - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028334

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Wilson, Edward O.; Charles Darwin

Published by W.W. Norton, New York (2006)

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Item Description: W.W. Norton, New York, 2006. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the editor Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has drawn an image of an ant. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The original slipcase is in near fine condition. Never before have the four great works of Charles Darwin—Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle (1845), The Origin of Species (1859), The Descent of Man (1871), and The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals (1872)—been collected under one cover. Undertaking this challenging endeavor 123 years after Darwin's death, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson has written an introductory essay for the occasion, while providing new, insightful introductions to each of the four volumes and an afterword that examines the fate of evolutionary theory in an era of religious resistance. In addition, Wilson has crafted a creative new index to accompany these four texts, which links the nineteenth-century, Darwinian evolutionary concepts to contemporary biological thought. Beautifully slipcased, and including restored versions of the original illustrations, From So Simple a Beginning turns our attention to the astounding power of the natural creative process and the magnificence of its products. Bookseller Inventory # 4420

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