Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’ Digitised and Now Available from National Library of Australia

In 2009, the National Library of Australia acquired a copy of the first edition of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. The digitisation of the entire copy has recently been completed, and is available online.

Believed to be one of the earliest surviving copies of Darwin’s work to have arrived in Australia, the copy bears the inscription and annotations of its first owner, Dr William Woolls of Parramatta, NSW, dated 17 March 1860.
Source: National Library of Australia

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