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Darwin, On the Origin of Species. The Edinburgh Review, Volume 111, 1860. Contains the 46 page key article On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, reviewed by Richard Owen by Richard Owen - First Edition - 1860 - from Cosmo Books and Biblio.com

Darwin, On the Origin of Species. The Edinburgh Review, Volume 111, 1860. Contains the 46 page key article On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, reviewed by Richard Owen

by Richard Owen

Condition: Very Good Condition


Longmans, London, 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. The complete volume 111 (556pp, index). Bound in a late 20th century purple buckram binding, gilt lettered. Very sound and firm throughout, no cracked joints or loose pages. Ex university library, with their stamp to the rear of the title page, and tickets on the front endpapers, and class number label to the foot of the spine, otherwise quite unmarked throughout. Overall a very clean and sound volume. Owen's review of Darwin for the Edinburgh Review was considered by many at the time to effectively crush the evolutionist theory. Attacking Darwin's chief supporters, Hooker and Huxley as mere adherents, he claimed that Darwin represented an abuse of science whilst ignoring or dismissing Owen's own creationist views. In response Darwin believed Owen to be spiteful and malignant, though he also admitted to being hurt by Owen's views of him. One of Owen's chief charges was that Darwin had failed to bring any new facts to light, effectively basing his theory on imagination rather than observation. The arguments that raged through the scientific community, and indeed the popular press in the months and years following Darwin's publication were often buttressed by reference to Owen's opposition, and it was effectively the 1870s before Owen's views were widely discounted in public perception. This Edinburgh Review article is one of the cornerstone pieces of writing in the Darwin evolutionary theory debates of the 19th century. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Darwin Related; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 196909..


  • Bookseller: Cosmo Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 196909
  • Title: Darwin, On the Origin of Species. The Edinburgh Review, Volume 111, 1860. Contains the 46 page key article On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, reviewed by Richard Owen
  • Author: Richard Owen
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good Condition
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Longmans
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1860
  • Keywords: BZDB395 Darwin, Richard Owen, Origin of Species, Darwin Related; Antiquarian & Rare. Darwin On the Origin of Species The Edinburgh Review Volume 111 1860 Contains the 46 page key article On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin reviewed by Richard O


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