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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex.
London John Murray 1885 - Second edition, nineteenth thousand, revised and augmented, 8vo (19.5 x 14 cm). xvi, 693 pp., illustrations in text, ads to verso of title page. Publisher's green cloth gilt, ruled in blind. A fine copy. The work in which Darwin uses the word "evolution" for the first time. In this work Darwin discussed the natural selection of mankind and his descent from a lower order. It is where the word "evolution" first made its appearance, a year before the sixth and final edition of his Origin. "The Descent, understood by Darwin as a sequel to the Origin, was written with a maturity and depth of learning that marked Darwin's status as an elite gentleman of science" (ODNB). Freeman, 957. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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