The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Sixth Edition (1880)
Book ID: 61176
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth Edition, with additions and corrections. (Twenty-Second Thousand). With Additions & Corrections to 1872. London: John Murray, 1880. Pp,xxi, 458. Publisher’s bottle green cloth with gilt titles & decoration to spine & decorative borders in blind to boards Shelf-wear to covers, hinges cracked but firm, contents in very good condition.
The source of much controversy in its day, this seminal text remains one of the most important works of the 19th century. First published in 1859, it had gone through six editions by 1872. The sixth, final ‘life-time’ edition is of importance, since it is the first to use the term ‘evolution’ in its text. [Freeman 438].