Talk:The Origin of Species (1872)

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Edition: Sixth London Edition, with all Additions and Corrections, 1872
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Contributor(s): Phillip Barnes
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Directory?[edit]

Is it possible to employ a directory for each subsection as opposed to the current set up involving adding a new page? It would make linking in the headers much easier.

Please reply. I would especially like to hear from the page creator/creation team.

Thanks

enjoymoreradio

The cureent set-up is incorrect. I will fix it to use subpages. --BirgitteSB 02:15, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Incomplete headings[edit]

Various chapters have incomplete headings. For one thing, they are not marked-up, being set in all-caps. For another, some headings are completely missing. Also, I have some doubts that the body text is complete. --Dan Polansky 11:10, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Source of the Text[edit]

Whatever the source of the text, BBC Evolution Weekend - The Origin of Species Online seems to have the same edition of the text. --Dan Polansky 13:15, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Editions[edit]

Dates of publication
(w:The_Origin_of_Species#Publication)
  1. November 24, 1859
  2. January 7, 1860
  3. 1861
  4. 1866
  5. February 10, 1869
  6. 1872 (by w:John Murray (publisher)
Digital editions on darwin-online.org.uk
  • 1859. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 1st ed. Text Image PDF F373
  • 1860. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 2d ed. Text Image PDF F376
  • 1861. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 3d ed. Text Image PDF F381
  • 1866. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 4th ed. Text Image PDF F385
  • 1869. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 5th ed. Text Image PDF F387
  • 1872. The origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 6th ed. Text F391
Digital editions on archive.org
  • 1873, Sixth edition (thirteenth thousand), John Murray,
  • 1878, D. Appleton and Company, 1878, New York,
  • vol 2, 1889, D. Appleton and Company, 1898, in two volumes
  • vol 2, 1896, D. Appleton and Company, 1898, in two volumes
  • vol 2, 1898, D. Appleton and Company, 1898, in two volumes
  • 1902, P. F. Collier & Son
  • c1909, P. F. Collier & Son
  • Unknown, Hurst & Company
  • 1910 (corrected version), John Murray.
  • Unknown, Hurst & Company
  • 19??, Merrill and Baker
  • ????, H M Caldwell Company
  • Vol 1 & 2, Books Inc.
  • 1907?, Henry Frowde, printed by R & R Clarke, Edinburgh, with a note by Grant Allen, and the following printing information:

First impression 1902

Second impression 1902

Third impression 1904

Fourth impression 1907

I am currently working on uploading the 1859 edition. John Vandenberg (chat) 08:05, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

I have added one edition. --Dan Polansky (talk) 12:02, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Outlines[edit]

I have started adding outlines to individual chapters, following the original editions. The outlines cannot be replaced with mere tables of contents generated by the wiki software: The outlines consist of titles different from those actually used as section headings. --Dan Polansky (talk) 12:11, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Index file[edit]

I've transformed the text into PR-Format and corrected it (following the original 1872/3 edition, Index:Origin of Species 1872.djvu), --D.H (talk) 12:15, 8 January 2011 (UTC)