Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the ...
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation. (Wikipedia)
Poor. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Reprinted from the sixth London edition with all additions and corrections. Burgundy cloth boards are scuffed, rubbed, chipped and discolored. Textblock detatched from boards. Fep and title page detatched, but present. Balance of pages are clean with no markings.
Good in Fair jacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Full red hardcover with gilt lettering on the spine. Light wear with thumbing to the page edges. Jacket is scuffed lightly soiled with mild wear at the edges. There is an inch chip to the back panel. Overall a GOOD book in a FAIR MINUS dust jacket. A GOOD reading copy.
Good. 5 "x 7 1/2" 501 pages. Indexed. Exterior is clean but has some shelf wear, and a few bumps/scrapes around the covers. Binding is holding with no loose pages or breaks. Interior text has no visible markings or damages. As a naturalist, Darwin was struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. These facts, as will be seen in the latter chapters of this volume, seemed to throw some light on the origin of species-that mystery of mysteries as it has been called by one of our greatest philosophers.
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