Contents of Charles Darwin’s entire personal library revealed for first time

300-page catalogue details thousands of books, journals, pamphlets and articles in naturalist’s library

Details of Charles Darwin’s vast personal library, from a paper on epileptic guinea pigs to the Elizabeth Gaskell novel he adored, are being published in their entirety for the first time.

The project has involved nearly two decades of painstaking, detective-like work to track down the thousands of books, journals, pamphlets and articles in the naturalist’s library.

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