Apr 28, 2008


Darwin, C. R. 1859. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. London: John Murray. 1st edition, 1st issue.

REVISION HISTORY: Text prepared by John van Wyhe and Sue Asscher 2002, advertizements added 9.2006. RN2

NOTE: This is the first edition of Darwin's most famous work. It was published 24 November 1859.

See R. B. Freeman's bibliographical introduction.

Many contemporary reviews are available on Darwin Online, see Reviews on the Supplementary works page.

The copy scanned was kindly provided by The Balfour and Newton Libraries, Cambridge. As the spine and covers of this copy were not in good condition, the images of these and the brown end papers are scanned from a copy kindly lent by The Charles Darwin Trust.

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