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Prospectus of the title page of 'On the Origin of Species' written in Charles Darwin's own hand, 1859. In this book Darwin first expounded upon the theory of evolution by which living things adapt and evolve into different forms over long periods of time through mutations narrowed by natural selection. Full text reads: 'An Abstract of an Essay on the Origin of Species and Varieties through Natural Selection, by Charles Darwin, Fellow of the Royal, Geological, and Linnean Soc., London, 1859.' Darwin's publisher, John Murray convinced him ultimately to go with the snappier title 'On the Origin of Species through Natural Selection.' (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)



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