THE FINAL DEFINITIVE TEXT

Darwin, Charles. THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. By Charles Darwin, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., etc. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections to 1872. (Twentieth Thousand). London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1878. The right of Translation is reserved. Cr. 8vo, Sixth Edition, Seventh Issue; pp. xxii, 458; folding diagram, glossary, index; original green cloth, with binder's ticket of W. Bone & Son on rear pastedown; a nice copy; very scarce. London; John Murray; 1878.
***Freeman 403. Printed from stereos of the eleventh thousand, and the second issue of the final definitive text, Darwin having made some very minor corrections to the eighteenth thousand (vide Freeman). This Sixth edition, the last to be fully revised by Darwin and quite extensively re-written, includes a new chapter in refutation of objections to his theory, especially those of St. George Mivart, the Roman Catholic biologist. The Sixth was also the first edition to drop the word 'ON' from the title and the first edition of the 'Origin' to use the word 'evolution'. The Glossary was compiled by W. S. Dallas at Darwin's request. #66444

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