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The Origin of Species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections. (Eleventh thousand.)
London: John Murray, 1872 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt, covers stamped in blind with four-line outer border, blind rules at head and tail of spine, brown endpapers. Ownership ink stamp to front free endpaper. Cloth a little rubbed at extremities with some small white spots and loss of size, hinges repaired, a little spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy. Folding diagram facing p. 91. First issue of the sixth edition. Darwin constantly revised each edition, and it is in this issue of the Origin that the word "evolution" occurs for the first time. It had been used in the first edition of The Descent of Man the previous year, but not before in this work. Other additions were a new chapter, VII, and a glossary compiled by W. S. Dallas. Freeman 393.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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