Darwin Publications: Books

The thematic architecture of the scientific manuscripts in the Darwin archive is clear. It follows Darwin’s own organization, and it is linked to the publication of Darwin’s books. Since the Creating the Origin and Darwin’s Evidence units of the Edited Manuscripts lead to Darwin’s fifteen books, the first edition and significant subsequent editions are given here. Only British editions in  Darwin’s lifetime are included. So this is a conveniently short working list of Darwin’s publications.

Date Order  

1839-1843 Zoology of H.M.S Beagle (Freeman 9)
1839 Journal of researches, 1st edn, 1839 (Freeman 11)
1842 Coral Reefs 1842 (Freeman 271)
1844 Volcanic islands 1844 (Freeman 272) 
1845 Journal of researches, 2nd edn, 1845 (Freeman 14)
1846 Geology of South America 1846 (Freeman 273)
1851 A monograph on the sub-class Cirripedia with figures of all the species 1851 (Freeman 339.1)
1851 Geology of H.M.S Beagle (Freeman 274). See Coral reefs 1842 (Freeman 271) , Volcanic islands (Freeman 272) , & Geology of South America 1846
1859 On the origin of species, 1st edn, 1859 (Freeman 373)
1862 On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing 1862 (Freeman 800)
1868 The variation of animals and plants under domestication 1868 (Freeman 878)
1870, 1871 Descent of man, 1st edn, 1871 (Freeman 937), [with Darwin Marginalia]
1872 The expression of the emotions in man and animals 1872 (Freeman 1142)
1872 The origin of species, 6th edn, 1872 (Freeman 391)
1875 Climbing plants 2nd edn, 1875 (Freeman 836)
1875 Insectivorous plants 1875 (Freeman 1217)
1876 The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom 1876 (Freeman 1249)
1877 The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species 1877 (Freeman 1277)
1880 The power of movement in plants 1880 (Freeman 272)
1881 The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms: with observations on their habits 1881 (Freeman 1357)

Title Order

A monograph on the sub-class Cirripedia with figures of all the species 1851 (Freeman 339.1)
Climbing plants, 2nd edn, 1875 (Freeman 836)
Coral reefs 1842 (Freeman 271)
Descent of man, 1st edn, 1871 (Freeman 937), [with Darwin Marginalia]
Geology of South America 1846 (Freeman 273)
Insectivorous plants 1875 (Freeman 1217)
Journal of researches, 1st edn, 1839 (Freeman 11)
Journal of researches, 2nd edn, 1845 (Freeman 14)
On the origin of species, 1st edn, 1859 (Freeman 373)
On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing 1862 (Freeman 800)
Power of movement in plants 1880 (Freeman 272)
The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species 1877 (Freeman 1277)
The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom 1876 (Freeman 1249)
The expression of the emotions in man and animals 1872 (Freeman 1142)
The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms: with observations on their habits 1881 (Freeman 1357)
The origin of species, 6th edn, 1872 (Freeman 391)
The variation of animals and plants under domestication 1868 (Freeman 878)
The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836. 1839-1843 (Freeman 9)
Volcanic islands 1844 (Freeman 272)