The Origin of Species
by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the struggle for life
London John Murray Sixth Edition with additions and corrections (Forty Third Thousand)
The sixth edition [shown here] (first printed in 1872) – is the edition in which the word “evolution” was used for the first time (although Darwin used this term in the Descent of Man, published a year before; in 1871).
This edition was also the last that Charles Darwin revised during his lifetime, including the addition of an entirely new chapter. In 1876 Darwin added a few small corrections, and all subsequent printing were copies of that printing.
a clean tight fresh presentable copy – which remains largely unread – even after 124 years – a large portion of the book remains unopened [the leaves of the book remain joined at the folds; not slit apart]