On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, Charles Darwin. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1783 . First edition published in 1859 . Originally transcibed and deposited by Malcolm Brown of Stanford University. Tagged in TEI compatible format at the University of Oxford Text Archive by Jeffery Triggs. Proof read against facsimile of first edition published by Harvard University Press, 1964 by Glynis Baguley at OTA. Title page refers to Charles Darwin, M. A., " FELLOW OF THE ROYAL, GEOLOGICAL, LINNAEAN, ETC., SOCIETIES; AUTHOR OF `JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES DURING H.M.S BEAGLE'S VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD.' .
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