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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 / by Charles Darwin. M.A., Fellow of the Royal, Geological, Linnæan, etc., societies ; author of 'Journal of researches during H.M.S. Beagle's voyage round the world"
Bib ID 4591931
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
 
Uniform Title On the origin of species
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Description London : John Murray, 1859 
ix, 502, 32 p., [1] folded leaf : 1 ill. ; 21 cm. 
Notes

Includes index.

At foot of title page: The right of Translation is reserved.

Advertisements on p. [1]-32 (3rd group)

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.gen-vn4591931; http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?itemID=F373&viewtype=side&pageseq=1.

One of the earliest known surviving copies of the first ed. to arrive in Australia.

The first edition of Origin was published on November 24, 1859. This copy is believed to have arrived in Australia by March 10, 1860.

Inscriptions on front end paper: "Parramatta N.S.W. William Woolls, March 17/60, H.S. Mort, 2/10/00. 1250 copies printed with the misprint "species" on page 20. 2 sets of last half on Murray's General list of works, pp 17-32 bear story on page 184". This copy has been extensively annotated by Woolls. Some of the annotations are faded and rubbed.

Includes book plate of previous owners, H.S. Mort and Robert L. Usinger.

Condition: Some foxing to text, a good copy in original publisher's blindstamped green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants on rear paste-down, minor repairs to joints, a little worn. The binding is in Freeman's variant b. In this copy there is an unrecorded anomaly in Murray's advertisements at the end.The 'c' gathering has been duplicated in error replacing the 'b' gathering, so that the pagination of the advertisements runs 17-32 ;17-32.

Cited In

Freeman, R.B. Darwin, 112, variant b.

Subjects Evolution.  |  Natural selection.
Also Titled

Preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life

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