The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins
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by jasode   2022-09-19
>It's amazing how many times Chareles Darwin's book is mistitled: "The origin of species" The correct title is "On the origin of species".

Well, it seems understandable that the "On" disappeared from the title when people are referring to the book. See that the original 1859 edition de-emphasized the preposition "On" in the title with a small font: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_Species#/medi...

The original publisher subsequently dropped "On" from the title in the 1872 6th edition: https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Species-150th-Anniversary/dp/0...

https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Species-Voyage-Beagle/dp/14000...