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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. In Two Volumes (2 volume set)
D. Appleton & Co, 1871-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. 1st American ed. Publisher's orange cloth. Hardcover. Clean, unmarked pages. vi, 409; v, 436. + ad for the Origin of the Species in the rear and blank end pages. Blind stamp on fep. Solid bindings. Vol. 1 spine edge has a restored frayed edge. Small chip missing from head of vol. 1 spine. "The book, in its first edition, contains two parts, the descent of man itself, and selection in relation to sex. 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, that is to say before its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species in the following year. The last chapter is about sexual selection in relation to man, and it ends with the famous peroration about man's lowly origin, the wording of which differs slightly in the first edition from that which is usually quoted" (Freeman, p. 129). Freeman 941. Garrison-Morton 170. A monumental work in the history of biology and human thought.
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