On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1878.

Price: $1,500.00

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New Edition, from the Sixth English Edition, with Additions and Corrections. xxi, [1], [1]-458pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Publisher's russet cloth, blocked in black. Near fine. Freeman 403.

Item #365957

“Certainly the most important biological book every written … The sixth edition, which is usually regarded as the last, appeared in [London in] February 1872 ... It is again extensively revised and contains a new chapter, VII. ... It is in the edition that the word ‘evolution’ occurs for the first time. It had been used in THE DESCENT OF MAN in the previous year, but not before in this work" (Freeman, p. 79). The present 1878 edition is the fifth issue of the American edition based on the sixth edition. A lovely copy of an early American edition.