Talk:The Descent of Man (Darwin)

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Edition: The Descent of Man, second edition, 1874

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Contributor(s): Zhaladshar, BirgitteSB
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Um, could someone cite the source of this text? This is one in particular where it matters in terms of which edition this is. It looks like the 2nd edn. to me except it is missing the preface to the 2nd edn. (Most online copies are of the 2nd edn, not the 1st)

Might be a good idea to ask the person who uploaded directly, if they are still around. Richard001 10:31, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

The text is the one of the second edition from 1874. It follows from comparing, in the chapter one, the paragraphs that start with "The celebrated sculptor, Mr. Woolner"; only in the second edition does the paragraph contain the string "Prof. Ludwig Meyer".

The first edition: the first edition at, 1871

The second edition contains a list of editorial changes against the first edition. --Dan Polansky (talk) 14:16, 16 December 2009 (UTC)