DARWIN, Charles and Alfred Russel WALLACE. Evolution by Natural Selection. Cambridge University Press. 1958.
8vo. Original cloth and wrapper; pp. viii + 288; ownership inscriptions to front pastedown, very good indeed.
First edition. This reprint of Darwin and Wallace's 1858 paper On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties and Darwin's essays of 1842 and 1844 that shaped his thinking on evolution was produced to mark the centenary of the submission of the paper to the Linnean Society, the event that brought natural selection to the public mind and sparked an ideological revolution.