Darwin (Charles). O vzniku druhu prirozenym vyberem cili zachovavanim vhodnych odrud v boji o zivot.

Prague, I. L. Kobra, 1914.

8vo (162 x 232 mm). 387, (1) pp. With a folding lithographed plate. Publisher's original burgundy cloth.


First Czech edition of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species", called "the most important single work in science" (Dibner) and "a turning point, not only in the history of science, but in the history of ideas in general" (DSB). "No work of science has ever been so fully vindicated by subsequent investigation, or has so profoundly altered humanity's view of itself and how the living world works" (Wilson).

The Czech translation predates the Latvian, Armenian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romanian and Slovenian versions by several years. The translator, Professor Fratisek Klapálek, was a prominent entomologist, a founding member and the first chairman of the Czech Entomological Society.

Covers very lightly warped, but finely preserved altogether.

Freeman 641. OCLC 62034158. Cf. PMM 344.

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