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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xxiii, 596 p, plus 32 pp publisher’s catalogue. “The fifth edition of 1869 was of 2000 copies and was again much revised. It is in this one that Darwin used the expression ‘the survival of the fittest’, Herbert Spencer’s term, for the first time; it appears in Chapter IV” (Freeman).Freeman binding variant a. Tissue repair to the head and foot of the spine. Spine has been rebacked but cloth is complete and endpapers original. Two previous owner’s names to the half title. One in pencil and one in ink. Some light foxing to a number of pages including the folding diagram. Newspaper article regarding Darwin’s honorary doctorate from Cambridge University (1877) and the inscription on his coffin (1882) pasted to 7 pages of the publisher’s catalogue. Fifth edition Good Hardcover

Publisher: John Murray
Date Published: 1869
Publication Place: London

Condition: Good
Binding: Hardcover

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Weight 1000 g