DARWIN, Charles.

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection;

£4,500

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection;
or the Preservation of favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
London, John Murray, 1861.

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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection;

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In 1925, the state of Tennessee in the United States banned the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools, including the ‘Origin of Species’; the law remained in force until 1967. The ‘Origin of Species’ was also banned in Yugoslavia in 1935 and in Greece in 1937.

Description

Third edition, seventh thousand. 8vo. in 12s, xix, [1 (blank)], 538, [2 (publisher’s advertisements)] pp., with one folding plate; occasional light spotting, a few short marginal tears, a few early leaves worn at fore-edge; publisher’s green cloth, boards blocked in blind, spine lettered directly in gilt, uncut, opened by hand; corners and edges bumped, a little rubbed, very short split to lower joint, nonetheless a good copy.

Provenance: Thomas Spotswood Ash (ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, heraldic bookplate to upper pastedown).

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