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jasode · 2022-09-16 · Original thread
>It's amazing how many times Chareles Darwin's book is mistitled: "The origin of species" The correct title is "On the origin of species".

Well, it seems understandable that the "On" disappeared from the title when people are referring to the book. See that the original 1859 edition de-emphasized the preposition "On" in the title with a small font:

The original publisher subsequently dropped "On" from the title in the 1872 6th edition:

The shorter "The Origin of Species" has gained so much popular currency that even new editions of that book omit the "On" from the title:

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