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On the origin of species by means of natural selection.

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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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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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

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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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 of Natural Selection.

Darwin, Charles.

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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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On the origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection. Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

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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The Origin of Species

Charles Darwin

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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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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

DARWIN, Charles

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

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Item Description: New York D. Appleton and Company, 1860. First American Edition of " On the Origin of Species" DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860. First American edition, first state with only two notices oppisite the title page. Octavo. 432 pp. Original brown blindstamped cloth, gilt-stamped on spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor scattered foxing throughout. A fine copy. One of the most influential scientific works of the nineteenth century, On the Origina of Species was (and still is) one of the most controversial. In it "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" (Printing and the Mind of Man). HBS 67095. $12,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67095

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On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection . . . fifth thousand

Darwin, Charles

Published by London: John Murray (1860)

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. SECOND EDITION. Original green cloth. Some rubbing, light wear to spine ends. Near fine. Before publication of the Origin, Darwin wrote to his publisher, "It may be conceit, but I believe the subject will interest the public." The first edition of 1250 copies sold out immediately; this second edition of 3750 copies was issued soon thereafter. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-3552990122

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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

DARWIN, Charles.

Published by John Murray, London, 1860. (1860)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1860., 1860. SECOND EDITION, second state. 8vo., pp. (ix) + 502 + catalogue (Jan.1860). With folding diagram.Very bright and fresh publisher's green textured cloth, patterned in blind to covers, tooled in bright, strong gilt to spine, coated brown endpapers, binder's label to rear. Front inner hinge starting. Contents clean, neat owner name to flyleaf, faint pencil name to title page, some rubbing to corners, minor bumping. Shows well. A most presentable copy indeed. The first edition was published in 1859; This fifth thousand (second edition) of "Origin" features considerable textual changes, most notably in the passage on the whale bear on p.184. Freeman [376]. Bookseller Inventory # 32160

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ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

DARWIN, Charles

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Item Description: Murray, 1860. Second edition, second issue as usual, dated 1860. Original publisher's green cloth, titled in gilt to the spine with blind stamped decoration to the covers, brown coated endpapers. 32pp of adverts dated January 1860. A very good copy indeed, which is bright and fresh with a small, invisible split to the head of the spine and a minor abrasion to the front endpaper. Internally clean with tight hinges and just a little looseness between some sections. A well preserved copy of a fragile book. Single fold-out diagram. Almost universally regarded as the most important scientific book of the nineteenth century. "Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionised 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). For the second edition, "The misprint 'speceies' is corrected and the whale-bear story diluted, an alteration which Darwin later regretted, although he never restored the full text" (Freeman). Freeman 374, PMM 344b (first edition). Bookseller Inventory # 29636

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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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The Origin of Species

Charles Darwin

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Item Description: John Murray, UK, 1861. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Third Ediiton. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Third Edition 1861. Third edition, issued in April 1861, 2,000 copies printed. The text was extensively altered, and a table is given of the differences between it and the second edition, a feature that occurs in each subsequent Murray edition. The third is also notable for the addition of the historical sketch in which Darwin considers his predecessors in the general theory of evolution, which had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition, as well as in the fourth American printing, both in 1860. Half title page, folding diagram at p. 123. 2 pages of advertisements at end. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and blind; brown coated endpapers. Binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants on back pastedown. Book is very good and bright. In Original green cloth with rubbing to edges/hinges. Spine cloth tips rubbed and pushed. Contents good with odd marks and occasional foxing spots. Signatures a little slack in areas. Name to inner page dated 1885. Half of the front endpaper is missing. Endpapers rubbed. Apart from the loss to the front endpaper this is a very attractive edition without any restoration or repair. Becoming very un-common in such bright condition. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref 4104. Bookseller Inventory # 011828

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On The Origin Of Species

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 # 001799

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The Foundation of the Origin of Species Two Essays Written in 1842 and 1844

Darwin, Charles ; Darwin, Francis (ed.)

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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 in The Quarterly Review Vol. 108.

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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ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE.

Darwin, Charles

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Item Description: D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo. Fold out diagram on p 108. Freeman 379. 432 pp. Original blind stamped pebble cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Corners bumped; head and heel of spine frayed; 1/2? split of cloth to front joint; large dampstain to first several leaves, heavy foxing to first and last several leaves; interior occasionally foxed; previous owner?s name inked in corner of front pastedown, another owner?s small label on front free endpaper. First American edition, third issue (3 quotations opposite title page, ?revised edition on title page). Our online prices currently reflect a 20% discount for our Fall Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time. Bookseller Inventory # 35807

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The Origin of Species

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Item Description: John Murray, UK, 1899. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. John Murray. 1889. 56th Thousand. Sixth edition, with additions & corrections, This 6th edition was the last version that Darwin worked on before he died. 8vo. 432pp. Folding chart. Book is near fine and very bright. In Original green cloth with light rubbing to edges. Very bright boards. Book is very strong and tightly bound. Nice clean contents. Becoming very un-common in such bright tight condition. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref 6916. Bookseller Inventory # 010133

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ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

Darwin Charles

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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 # 25878

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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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On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

Darwin, Charles

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, New York (1869)

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Item Description: D. Appleton and Company, New York, New York, 1869. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. N/a (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 440 pages. "New edition revised and augmented." Moderate foxing throughout. Front hinge is a little weak with front endpaper split along gutter, rear hinge is tight. 1" split in cloth along front edge of spine about midway and another 1" split on rear edge of spine at bottom. Corners are bumped with wear to cloth at corners and ends of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 48625

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The Origin of Species

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Item Description: John Murray, UK, 1900. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. New Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012076

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The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

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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Notice of "On the Origin of A Species by Means of Natural Selection; or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life." Contained in The American Journal of Science and Arts, 2nd Series, Volume 29 & 30, Issue 85-90 pages 145-150.

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 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. ( 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. ). 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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THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE

Darwin, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1885)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Sixth Edition. "Sixth Edition, with additions and corrections to 1872. TWENTY-EIGHTH THOUSAND" to the title page; pp. [2], xxi, [1], 458; folding diagram. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine, and blind stamped decoration to boards, bright and fresh with light wear only, a little rubbed to head of spine. Contents clean and tight, original brown coated end papers, bookplate of Joan Emlyn to the front paste-down, light spotting to the front blank, half-title and last page of catalogue, otherwise more or less unmarked, many pages unopened. A very good bright copy. [Freeman 416. The final definitive text of "the most important biological book ever written".] Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 026209

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The Descent of Man [and] The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

Darwin, Charles.

Published by D. Appleton, 1871, 1873., New York: (1871)

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Item Description: D. Appleton, 1871, 1873., New York:, 1871. Three volumes, original terracotta cloth, blocked in gilt and black. "The Descent of Man" has one sprung gathering, and the top of the free endpaper in vol. 2 clipped away, otherwise it's in very good condition. "The Origin of Species" is a little worn and chipped on the spine. It's inscribed "J.G. Armstong from Mr. J.J. Weaver; Wheeling, W.Va." and there are other ownership signatures and stamps of the Rev. J.G. Armstrong, and he's made notes on the title page of "The Descent of Man" about its reviews in various religious publication. Another an inscription records the books as a gift from the Rev. Dr. Service of Detroit, and discusses the career of the Rev. Armstrong: First American edition of The Descent of Man" "Origin of Species" styled "new edition from the sixth English edition, with additions and corrections," thus apparently the first American printing of this definitive edition. Armstrong, who was said to have been both handsome and popular, was plagued by a rumor that he was in fact John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln. According to his barber, Armstrong wore his hair long to conceal a scar on the back of his neck where Booth, too, was said to be scarred. The story followed him from his first rectorship, Palmyra, Missouri (1871); to Hannibal, Sam Clemens's home town (1871-1874); to Wheeling, West Virginia (1874-1878), and to Richmond , Virginia. In 1885, while living in Atlanta, he was convicted by an ecclesiastical court of drunkenness and visiting houses of ill-repute. He resigned from his Rectorship, and went on to found the Atlanta Philosophical Society, but the stories persisted even after his death in 1891. J.J. Weaver was a banker and an elder of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wheeling, otherwise, all the names seem to belong to Presbyterian clergymen. First American edition of The Descent of Man" "Origin of Species" styled "new edition from the sixth English edition, with additions and corrections," thus apparently the first American printing of this definitive edition. Bookseller Inventory # 28727

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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). 8vos - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 028334

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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the stuggle for life

Darwin, Charles M. A.

Published by D. Appleton & Company, New York (1872)

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Item Description: D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1872. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Fifth Edition; 1st. Brown cover with gilt lettering. Fifth Edition, with additions and corrections. Has slight rubs to edges and corners. Freying at top and bottom of spine. Clean contents with prior owners name in front. The first edition of this work was printed in Novermber 1859 and the second edition on January, 7 1860. Has fold out chart and is fully indexed. This early edition includes many corrections to the first and second editions. Scarce if not rare. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 447 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 58377

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The Origin of Species

Charles Darwin

Published by Ward Lock, UK (1910)

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Item Description: Ward Lock, UK, 1910. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good ++. New Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. New Edition 1910. A very un-common edition.Very attractive publication. Text based on the Sixth edition, with additions & corrections. This edition was the last version that Darwin worked on before he died. Book is very good++ and in bright condition. Spine tips a little rubbed. Contents very good. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 7523. Bookseller Inventory # 010595

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The Origin of Species a Variorum Text

Darwin, Charles

Published by University of Pennsylvania (1959)

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Item Description: University of Pennsylvania, 1959. Hard Bound Volume. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Slightly Chipped. First. Edited by Morse Peckham. Bookseller Inventory # 112941

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