Book Description

First edition of the third translation by Edmond Barbier. "La nouvelle traduction ... a été faite sur la sixième édition anglaise. C'est l'édition définitive, nous écrit M. Darwin".--Edmond Barbier in the Avis du traducteur.
Dealer Notes
"The reception of Darwin in France was notoriously more muted than Germany, Denmark and some other European nations. There are 125 French works in the Valentine/Darwin Collection. Darwin's first translator of Origin of species in 1862 [VAL 575.8 D25o.f] was Clémence Royer whom Darwin described as "one of the cleverest and oddest women in Europe" although he thought it was unfortunate that she had not "known more of natural history". Darwin was more satisfied with the third translation by Edmond Barbier in 1876 [VAL 575.8 D25o.fb 1876]."--John van Wyhe,
Author Darwin, Charles
Date 1887
Binding Original green publisher's cloth lettered gilt
Publisher Paris: C. Reinwald
Illustrator Folding chart
Condition Signature-size upper right corner of half title torn away, else a very good copy.
Pages xxi, 604, 2-p. list of publisher's titles

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