1891 Darwin Origin of Species EVOLUTION Survival of Fittest Important 6th ed 2v

DARWIN, Charles

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“One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.”

― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

 

A very rare and important 6th-edition of Charles Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’ – one of the most important scientific books ever written. Originally written in 1859, this book helped lay the foundation for many of the theories of evolution that would shape thinking for the next century. According to Glick,

“‘Origin of Species’ greatest impact on German biological practice lay in the introduction of historical modes of explanation for the observable phenomena of living nature. The historical approach to nature was rejected, not only by the opponents of evolution, but also by the idealist evolutionist. Whether they favored a teleological or a reductionist biology, the idealists could not see the point of a theory that emphasized the irregularities and exceptions in the organic world. In the timeless real of idealist thinking, unchanging laws worked out an inevitable destiny. But Darwin taught his followers to look at living beings one by one. Thus prompted, they recognized, as if for the first time, the surprising fact of anomaly and the wisdom of an open-ended theory.” (Glick, Comparative Reception of Darwinism)

 

This 6th-edition is important because this is the first printing where the word ‘evolution’ appears. It was also the final edition that Darwin himself revised during his lifetime.

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1891 Darwin Origin of Species EVOLUTION Survival of Fittest Important 6th ed 2v

 

“One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.”

― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

 

A very rare and important 6th-edition of Charles Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’ – one of the most important scientific books ever written. Originally written in 1859, this book helped lay the foundation for many of the theories of evolution that would shape thinking for the next century. According to Glick,

“‘Origin of Species’ greatest impact on German biological practice lay in the introduction of historical modes of explanation for the observable phenomena of living nature. The historical approach to nature was rejected, not only by the opponents of evolution, but also by the idealist evolutionist. Whether they favored a teleological or a reductionist biology, the idealists could not see the point of a theory that emphasized the irregularities and exceptions in the organic world. In the timeless real of idealist thinking, unchanging laws worked out an inevitable destiny. But Darwin taught his followers to look at living beings one by one. Thus prompted, they recognized, as if for the first time, the surprising fact of anomaly and the wisdom of an open-ended theory.” (Glick, Comparative Reception of Darwinism)

 

This 6th-edition is important because this is the first printing where the word ‘evolution’ appears. It was also the final edition that Darwin himself revised during his lifetime.

 

Item number: #15858

Price: $750

 

DARWIN, Charles

 

The Origin of Species by means of natural selection…

 

London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1891. Sixth edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • 1 – xxvi, 365, [3]
    • 2 – v, [1], 339, [1]
    • Includes folding diagram
  • References: Freeman 437; Glick
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Cloth
  • Size: ~7.75in X 5.5in (20cm x 14cm)

 

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15858

Category

Medicine & Science

Authors

DARWIN, Charles

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete