Sunday, May 17, 2009

speceies of origin

How to know if your copy of Darwin's Origin of Species is a first edition? On line 11 of page 20 "species" is misspelled as "speceies".

That's according to this morning's New York Times Book Review, which also indicates that scholars currently taking an inventory of all existing copies of Origin expect that they may find as many as 1,000 of the original run of 1,250.
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