Charles Darwin's great work on evolution is published in London

Charles Darwin, photograph
Perhaps the most influential book of the century, Charles Darwin's, Origin of the Species By Means of Natural Selection: Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life was published in London on this date at the cost of fifteen shillings a copy.  The first print sold out long before the end of the day.  (By John Osborne)
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Peter J. Bowler, Charles Darwin, The Man and His Influence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 114.

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