RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [proposed title page for Origin of species draft]. (1859) APS-B-D25.L[.38] Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, 10.2012. RN1.

NOTE: This proposed title page for the Origin of species was enclosed by Darwin in a letter to Charles Lyell in March 1858. Read the letter on the Darwin Correspondence Project website here.

Reproduced courtesy of the American Philosophical Society and William Huxley Darwin.


an An abstract of an Essay

on the



Species and Varieties

Through natural selection


Charles Darwin M. A

Fellow of the Royal, Geological & Linn. Socy.



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