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 The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S Beagle, under the command  of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836 (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 Geology of the voyage of the Beagle (Freeman 274). See Coral reefs 1842 (Freeman 271)Volcanic islands 1844 (Freeman 272), & Geology of South America 1846 (Freeman 273)
1851 A monograph on the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species: The Lepadidae; or pedunculated cirripedes [Vol. 1] 1851 (Freeman 339)
1854 A monograph on the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species: The Balanidae (or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidae, etc. [Vol. 2] 1854 (Freeman 339)
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 1218)
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 1325)
1881 The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms, with observations on their habits 1881 (Freeman 1357)

Title Order

Coral reefs 1842 (Freeman 271)
Descent of man, 1st edn 1871 (Freeman 937); [with Darwin Marginalia]
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)
Geology of South America 1846 (Freeman 273)
Insectivorous plants 1875 (Freeman 1218)
Journal of researches, 1st edn 1839 (Freeman 11)
Journal of researches, 2nd edn 1845 (Freeman 14)
A monograph on the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species: The Balanidae (or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidae, etc. [Vol. 2] 1854 (Freeman 339)
A monograph on the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species: The Lepadidae; or pedunculated cirripedes [Vol. 1] 1851 (Freeman 339)
The movements and habits of climbing plants, 2nd edn 1875 (Freeman 836)
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)
The origin of species, 6th edn 1872 (Freeman 391)
The power of movement in plants 1880 (Freeman 1325)
The variation of animals and plants under domestication 1868 (Freeman 878)
Volcanic islands 1844 (Freeman 272)
The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836 (Freeman 9)