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Heiskell Darwin Collection

The origin of species.

In 2012 the University received a donation of first editions of the works of Charles Darwin from the Heiskell Bibliographical Foundation. This includes some great rarities in excellent condition, including two fine copies of the first edition of the 'Origin of Species' (1859). The library already possessed a number of important early editions, so we now have a collection of more than 100 volumes of lifetime editions of Darwin’s works.