Darwin, Charles. THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. Two Essays written in 1842 and 1844 by Charles Darwin. Edited by his son Francis Darwin, Honorary Fellow of Christ's College. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1909. First Edition; pp. [ii], xxx, 264(last blank); portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, 1 plate, index; original buckram with bevelled boards (lightly rubbed; spine a little darkened with slight wear to ends); top edge gilt, others uncut (a little foxing of edges); a nice copy; very rare. Cambridge; at the University Press; 1909.
***Freeman 1556. With 19-page introduction by Francis Darwin. An attractively produced, and very important book, the first publication of the two essays, the first of which was only discovered in manuscript in 1896: these form the first detailed expression of Darwin's ideas on evolution. #66500

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