The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the 'Beagle': Signed by Richard Dawkins
The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the ‘Beagle’: Introduction by Richard Dawkins.
Darwin, Charles; Introduction by Richard Dawkins.$300.00
Item Number: 23706
New York: Everyman's Library, 2012.
First edition, later printing of these two groundbeaking works by Darwin. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Introduction by Richard Dawkins.
Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwin's The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a work of the greatest importance: the revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural selection that it presented provoked a furious reaction that continues to this day. The Origin of Species is here published together with Darwin's earlier "Voyage of the 'Beagle'. This 1839 account of the journeys to South America and the Pacific islands that first put Darwin on the track of his remarkable theories derives an added charm from his vivid description of his travels in exotic places and his eye for the piquant detail.