February 4, 2019

Darwin in America

Reading glasses are held over the first

LONDON, United Kingdom: Reading glasses are held over the first printed edition of the book ‘Origin of Species’ (1859) by Charles Darwin at London’s Natural History Musuem, 08 June 2006. The book was a gift from Charles Darwin to his collegue William Berhard Tegetmeier and forms part of the museum’s ‘Kohler Darwin Collection.’ The collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of books by and about Charles Darwin in the world, and is also the biggest purchase by the Natural History Museum. AFP PHOTO/SHAUN CURRY (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)