A number of new editions of the Origin have appeared in this the 150th anniversary of first publications. This is a very attractive hard cover edition, as one would expect from Penguin, and might make a good gift for graduating students in biology. The cover art is not particularly apropos, but its a nice binding.
However, the publisher's puff says: "Written for the general public of the 1850s, The Origin of Species ... challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the fixity of species. [Darwin] also set forth the results of his pioneering work on the interdependence of species: The Ecology of Animals and Plants.... William Bynum and Janet Brown will provide a new introduction and full scholarly references."
I would greatly welcome commentary by Ms Brown, author of the leading current biography of Darwin. However, the advertising here is misleading: the "Look Inside" teaser is for the Cambridge U edition, the editor of which is Jim Endersby. This Penguin edition has only an introduction by Mr Bynum, with no mention of Ms Brown.
Concerning the publisher's puff: Coming out in November 1859, the Origin was directed to the scientific community of the 1860s, not the general public, though the latter had ready access through circulating libraries of the day. Darwin did not set out to challenge 'Divine Providence,' but rather to present evidence for his theory of Natural Selection. He certainly did not write about "Ecology" of plants and animals: the word Ecology was not invented until 1879. I hope the publisher has not gleaned these bits from Mr Bynum's commentary, which would raise serious doubt about its value for the general reader.
In general, the best recommendation remains the paperback Harvard University Press facsimile of the first edition, newly reprinted for the 150th and 200th anniversaries. The illustrated facsimile also receives good reviews.
Amazon will want to correct the misleading advertising.