London: John Murray, 1878. 6th Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, xxi, 458pp, original embossed green cloth, brown endpapers, additions & corrections, historical sketch, introduction, glossary of scientific terms, index, folding chart. Good+. Item #900160
6th Edition with additions and corrections to 1872 (Twentieth Thousand). The book went through six editions during Darwin's lifetime, each extensively revised to address the scientific and philosophical controvery stimulated by its publication. The 6th edition is the first edition to use the word "evolution" and includes a new chapter and revision to address George Jackson Mivart's "On the Genesis of Species" which argued against natural selection and was published in 1871. The word "On" was dropped from the title for the first time in the 6th edition and, at Darwin's urging, was published with smaller font to make it more affordable to a working class audience. This edition also includes a glossary compiled by W. S. Dallas.
Hinges cracked, ink owner's name and place first paste-down endpaper (with one address scratched out), speckled foxing to fore-edges and folding chart, spine gilt bright, good+.