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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

[On the origin of species : first Swedish edition]. Om Arternas Uppkomst genom naturligt Urval eller de bäst utrustade rasernas Bestånd i Kampen för Tillvaron.

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Öfversättning från femte Originalupplagan af A.M. Selling. Stockholm : L.J. Hiertas Förlagsexpedition, 1871. Octavo, publisher’s gilt-lettered quarter-roan over cloth bound boards, spine and edges rubbed, contemporary owner’s name to endpaper, pp. xi; [blank]; 420, lithographed plate between pp. 96-97, a fine, clean copy.

The rare first Swedish edition of the greatest treatise in biological science.

The first translation of Darwin’s magnus opus into Swedish, and the first edition published in Sweden, as well as the first translation of Darwin’s Origin into any Scandinavian or Nordic language. It was translated from the fifth edition of the Origin, published in London in 1869. The sixth revised edition would see the title altered from On the origin of species to The origin of species.  The Swedish translation precedes the first Danish translation (1872), Norwegian translation (1890), and Finnish translation (1913).


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