Answer: What Charles Darwin book had an initial print run of just 1,250 copies?

The Question: What Charles Darwin book had an initial print run of just 1,250 copies?

The Double Helix
The Selfish Gene
Principia Mathematica
On the Origin of Species

In 1858, Charles Darwin published his most famous and groundbreaking book, “On the Origin of Species.” It described in great detail his theories of natural selection, and its first-edition run of 1,250 copies flew off the shelves, reportedly selling out in just one day. In the more than 150 years since, most of these copies have been lost to time, but a few extremely valuable specimens remain. In 2019, a copy sold for more than $200,000.

The correct answer is Principia Mathematica.

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