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The Descent of Man, and Selection in relation to Sex

by Darwin, Charles

  • Hardback £950.00
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  • Catalogue No : 38223
  • Published : 1874
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xvi, 688
  • Collection : Ken Smith
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 78 woodcuts in text

Description:

2nd edition, tenth thousand. This edition was issued as a single volume (the first edition (1871) is in two volumes), and the text is divided into three parts (rather than two in the first edition), with sexual selection in relation to man being separated off as the third part. This edition has ben extensively revised and contains a note by T.H. Huxley 'On the Resemblences and Differences in the Structure and the Development of the Brain in Man and Apes', pp 199-206.

Freeman 944.

Condition

8vo in 12s (190x120mm), orig. green cloth, rubbed, minor wear to corners, a few ink spots to rear board; short tear to front endpaper, orig. owner's name erased to verso; later owner's name to pastedown; small ink smudge to outer margin of title; occasional light foxing; one gathering working loose, with stitching tender; small marginal stain to lower outer corner of 20 pages. A good copy. Without the Errata slip mentioned by Freeman.

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