Darwin

It has been more than 200 years since the birth of Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), and more than 150 years since the first publication of his incredibly rare book, On the Origin of Species. London: John Murray 1859.  Arguably, one of the most influential seminal works of the nineteenth century, it describes the theory of evolution […]

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One of the most valuable publications, and certainly one of the rarest books, was returned to the shelves of the library in a suburb of Sydney with 122 years delay. The officials of the institution could not believe their eyes, when they got their hands on the first edition of “Insectivorous Plants’, Insect eating Plants, […]

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