April 17, 2008

The Origin of Species, 6th Ed., 1872

One of my prized possessions: A 6th edition copy of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species from 1872.

If this isn't pure enough for you, Darwin's first draft is now available online.

2 comments:

Martin said...

What is that thing? What do you do with it? Can you get it on Google Scholar, Google Books or Amazon Kindle?

:)

Michael G.R. said...

Apparently the first edition was closer to the money, though, and Darwin hadn't been pressured yet into putting a reference to "The creator" in it:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4633079169415752395

Very, very cool book anyway, though. I wish I could check it out :)