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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex (2 volumes, London, 1871, 1st printing)
London: John Murray, 1871. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first issue. 1871. 2 volumes, 8vo, green cloth gilt, half-titles viii, 423, [1], 16 pp publisher's catalogue; viii [2], 475, [1] pp, and 16 pp publisher's catalogue dated January 1871. Engraved illustrations, largely unopened. Original green cloth, blind-stamped, spines gilt-lettered. With the errata on the verso of volume 2 title-page, the "Postscript" leaf in Vol II tipped in after page viii, and "transmitted" appearing as the first word on page 297 of Vol I. Includes the first appearance of the word "evolution" in Darwin's works. Freeman 937; Garrison & Morton 170. VG copy, slight wear to top of the spine of first volume, light rubbing to binding, faintest white crack lines visible to inner hinges, very light foxing to outer pages, but a bright, tight copy.
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