76
76
Darwin, Charles
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1869
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
76
Darwin, Charles
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1869
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Darwin, Charles
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1869
8vo, FIFTH EDITION ("tenth thousand"), half-title, folding lithographed plate, original green cloth (see footnote), ruled in blind, lettered in gilt on spine, hinges cracked, slightly rubbed, covers somewhat marked
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Provenance

illegible signature, dated 1871

Literature

Freeman 387

Catalogue Note

"THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST". As noted by Freeman, "the fifth edition of 1869 was of 2,000 copies and was again much revised. It is in this one that Darwin used the expression 'survival of the fittest', Herbert Spencer’s term, for the first time".

The binding of this copy does not appear to conform to any of those noted by Freeman, but is identical to that sold as part of lot 273, sale in these rooms, 11 July 2017, which had adverts dated 1871. This copy does not have the adverts but is inscribed by a former owner with the same date.

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