The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
REMARKABLY BRIGHT, FRESH COPY
Published: John Murray, 1889
Stock code: 48343
8vo., Sixth Edition, Thirty-Seventh Thousand, with folding diagram, endpapers lightly spotted; original green cloth, boards with Oxford frame in blind, gilt back, patterned endpapers, uncut, a remarkably bright, fresh, firm copy.
With 32pp publisher's catalogue (dated January 1889) bound in at end. The sixth edition (first issued in 1872) is the last published in Darwin's lifetime and contains his final major corrections and revisions. It is the first edition with the title The Origin of Species, and includes among many other revisions a new chapter inserted to confute the views of the Catholic biologist St. George Mivart. There is a glossary, and the word 'evolution' is used in the text for the first time. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Freeman 426.