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DARWIN, Charles. De l'origine des espèces ou des lois du progrès chez les êtres organisés. 

Paris, Guillaumin et Cie - Victor Masson et Fils, 1862.

12mo (176x113 mm), lxiv-712 pages and one folding table.  binding : Contemporary quarter sheep, flat spine. Binding rubbed, joints splitting but sound. Fresh paper. 

First edition in French.

This first French translation, of one of the most important books in modern science, was controversial as soon as it was published. Indeed, translator Clémence Royer (1830-1902, philosopher and scientist) added a preface and numerous footnotes in which she gave her interpretation of the text and commented on it.

Price : 1250 €

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