Arternes Oprindelse gjennem naturligt Udvalg eller de bedst skikkede Formers Bevarelse i Striden for Livet. Oversatte efter Originalens VI. Udgave af Ingebret Suleng. 2 vols.

Fagerstrand pr. Høvik, Bibliothek for de tusen hjem, (1890).

Small 8vo. 2 volumes uniformly bound in contemporary half calf with gilt lettering to spines. Ex-libris pasted on to pasted down front free end-paper on both volumes. Previous owner's name to both front free end-papers. Extremities with wear and spines cracked. Internally fine and clean. 379, (5) pp.; 383 pp.

The rare first Norwegian translation of Darwin's Origin of Species. It was published by businessman and publisher Johan Sørensen (1830-1918) as a part of 'Bibliothek for de tusen hjem' (Library for Every Home).

"The first volume came out at the end of 1889, in five parts and a total of 379 pages. Each part cost 30 øre, making a total price of 1 kroner 50 øre. The following year , 1890, the second volume appeared and this consisted of four parts totaling 383 pages and cost 1 kroner 20 øre. The books were translated from the English sixth and final edition by the Master of the Arendal Public Secondary College, Ingebret Suleng (1852-1928)" (Glick, The Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe).

Not in Freeman

Order-nr.: 58619

DKK 16.000,00