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)
1851-1854 A monograph on the fossil Lepadidae, or, pedunculated cirripedes of Great Britain [Vol. 1] 1851; A monograph on the fossil Balanidae and Verrucidae of Great Britain [Vol. 2] 1854 (Freeman 342)
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)
1865 On the movements and habits of climbing plants [Reprinted from Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 9, pp. 1-118] 1865 (Freeman 834)
1868 The variation of animals and plants under domestication, 1st edn 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)
1874 The structure and distribution of coral reefs, 2nd edn 1874 (Freeman 275)
1875 Insectivorous plants 1875 (Freeman 1218) 
1875 The movements and habits of climbing plants, 2nd edn 1875 (Freeman 836)
1875 The variation of animals and plants under domestication, 2nd edn 1875 (Freeman 880)
1876 The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom, 1st edn 1876 (Freeman 1249)
1877 The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species 1877 (Freeman 1277)
1878 The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom, 2nd edn 1878 (Freeman 1251)
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)

Short Title Order

Cirripedia [Living, Vol. 1] 1851 (Freeman 339)
Cirripedia [Living, Vol. 2] 1854 (Freeman 339)
Cirripedia [Fossil (of Great Britain), Vols 1 & 2] 1851-1854 (Freeman 342)
Climbing Plants 1865 (Freeman 834)
Climbing Plants, 2nd edn 1875 (Freeman 836)
Coral Reefs 1842 (Freeman 271)
Coral Reefs, 2nd edn 1874 (Freeman 275)
Cross and Self Fertilisation 1876 (Freeman 1249)
Cross and Self Fertilization, 2nd edn 1878 (Freeman 1251
Descent, 1st edn 1871 (Freeman 937), [with Darwin Marginalia]
Earthworms 1881 (Freeman 1357)
Expression of Emotions 1872 (Freeman 1142)
Forms of Flowers 1877 (Freeman 1277)
Geology of South America 1846 (Freeman 273)
Insectivorous Plants 1875 (Freeman 1218)
Journal of Researches 1839 (Freeman 11)
Journal of Researches, 2nd edn 1845 (Freeman 14)
Orchids 1862 (Freeman 800)
Origin 1859 (Freeman 373)
Origin, 6th edn 1872 (Freeman 391)
Power of Movement 1880 (Freeman 1325)
Variation 1868 (Freeman 878)
Variation, 2nd edn 1875 (Freeman 880)
Volcanic Islands 1844 (Freeman 272)
Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle 1839-1843 (Freeman 9)