A faithful(ish) copy of the original.
Darwin’s masterpiece On the Origin of Species needs no introduction. It is one of the most important science books ever written, and underpins the whole of modern biology.
This particular edition, published by the British Natural History Museum, is a faithful(ish) facsimile of the second edition of Origin, which was published in 1860, less than a year after the first edition.
The typesetting reflects that of the original, and is pleasing to the eye. The green cover also reflects the colour of the original, although it is made of a modern material, rather than being cloth bound.
I own many copies of Origin. This is one of the prettiest. If you haven’t got round to reading Darwin’s great work yet, you could do far worse than picking up this facsimile edition.
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- …or, better still, buy or order a copy from you local, tax-paying independent bookshop—they could do with the help.
Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher.