On the Origin of Species - the exhibition catalogue from Natural History Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

On the Origin of Species

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'This is a small, and handsome facsimile edition of the second edition of Origin from 1860, with a green cover mimicking that of the original first edition from 1859 While there are many current editions of Darwin's Origin one could have on their shelf, this affordable and highly-pleasing edition would be a great way to go.' -  The Dispersal of Darwin

A facsimile edition of the seminal scientific work which introduced the theory of evolution

An instant bestseller in 1859, few books have had such a revolutionary impact and left such a lasting impression as On the Origin of Species.

Possibly the most important and challenging scientific book ever published, Darwin's language remains surprisingly modern and direct and is presented here in a faithful facsimile edition.

The text is taken from the second edition (1860), which is the same as the first except for some minor corrections and so is the purest distillation of Darwin's original vision. It includes the introductory appendix, 'An Historical Sketch of the Recent Progress of Opinion on the Origin', which first appeared in the third edition (1861).

As such it is an ideal scholarly resource as well an attractive and excellent value edition for the general reader.

Details
  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Hardcover: 520 pages
  • Date published: August 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0565095024
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 12.3 cm

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