The Origins of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life by Charles Darwin M.A, L.L.D, F.R.S.
The Origins of Species is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. The book was written for non-specialist readers and on publication it attained widespread interest and success.
Green cloth boards with embossed pattern on the cover. The edges are bumped and the spine is darkened. There is gilt lettering on the spine. A tiny hole is on the spine. Dark brown endpapers. There is foxing on the front free pages. The hinges are beginning to be frail only on the title page and the book holds together well. Contains fifteen chapters. 8vo 458 printed pages including glossary.