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The Descent of Man and Selection in relation to Sex

by Darwin, Charles

  • Hardback £3,500.00
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  • Catalogue No : 28376
  • Published : 1871
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : viii, 424, 16; viii, (2), 476, 16
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 78 woodcuts in text


1st edition, 1st issue. 'The word "evolution" occurs, for the first time in any of Darwin's works, on page 2 of the first volume of the first edition Ö. before its appearance in the sixth edition of "The origin of species" in the following year' - Freeman (1977), p. 129.

2 vols: viii, 424, 16 (publisher's ads dated Jan 1871); viii, (2), 476, 16 (publisher's ads dated Jan 1871). [Freeman 937].


2 vols, 8vo (195x125mm), orig. cloth, gt, recased retaining orig. endpapers, neat repair to head of spine of Vol. II, hinges neatly reinforced; some wear to corners + spine ends, repairs to heads of both spines, joints rubbed/repaired, inner hinges neatly reinforced. Some foxing to free endpapers, half-titles and last pages of ads. A good set. Book plate of J.J. Seekings, Holmhurst, Barnwood, Gloucester, (c. 1839-1899) owner of a marine engineering works near Gloucester Docks during the 1870s-80s.

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