I have created a digital edition of the first edition (1859, John Murray) of The Origin of Species, hosted by the American Museum of Natural History’s Darwin Manuscripts Project. The digital edition is intended to provide the contemporary reader with a familiar means of access to the late 19th-century text, while providing the same information and context that a facsimile copy would. To this end, it is formatted with wide margins and typeset for readability. Punctuation and other formatting conventions used in the present are used throughout. Darwin’s page numbering is given along with the page number of the digital edition, and there are two indices.
The book is typeset in LaTeX. All aspects of its formatting can be customized. The LaTeX source text and style files are available for anyone to use; contact Dr. Goldstein. It is intended that these materials be put online for the public. The text has been proofread against the facsimile edited by Ernst Mayr (Harvard).