DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)
Türlerin Kökeni [The origin of species]
Ankara : Onur Yayinlari, 1976. Octavo, lettered blue wrappers (light edge wear), pp. 591, internally clean. An early Turkish translation of The Origin of Species, translated by Öner Ünalan from the sixth London edition, the first Turkish translation was published just a few years prior in 1970.
The first edition of 1859, a great rarity, is described in Freeman as “… the most important biological work ever written.”; Dibner, “… the most important single work in science.”; Printing & the Mind of Man, “… revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken.”