1973 ORIGIN OF SPECIES & THE DESCENT OF MAN Charles Darwin Hardcover
1973 hardcover edition of ORIGIN OF SPECIES & THE DESCENT OF MAN by Charles Darwin as published by modern library. Gray boards with metallic design elements on cover and title on spine. Binding is starting to loosen at back of book. Inscription inside cover. Pages show foxing. There aren't any obvious signs of highlighting or dog eared pages.
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, was published in 1859 and it was banned in 1895 for contradicting Christian beliefs. Darwin's critics used religious debates to negate Darwin's hypothesis. They stated that concepts such as natural selection were incompatible with Christianity and did not allow for essential species, while others criticized the work itself. If you are a collector of banned books, this is one you want on your library shelf.