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DARWIN, Charles.
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. FIRST EDITION.
John Murray. 1872 1p. ads, illus, fold. plates, 4pp cata. (Nov. 1872); foxing to prelims. Orig. green cloth; rubbed, leading inner hinge cracked but sound. Ink signature of William Patchett on titlepage. Freeman 1142 with the heliotype plates numbered in roman, but 'that' in first line of p208 is correctly spelt. 2B, & 2C, signed. Advertisement tupe largely as first issue, except for full stop after 'Portrait' rather than comma. Originally intended to be a chapter in The Descent of Man (1871), this third major publication by Darwin, despite never being out of print, has come to be known as Darwin's 'forgotten masterpiece'. Although the publisher John Murray warned Darwin that printing the text with illustrations would have a negative impact on the book's profits, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals has come to stand as an important landmark in book illustration.
Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books [UK]

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