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The Descent of Man

Darwin, Charles

Published by John Murray, London, 1874
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Dr Jeremy Parrott (London, United Kingdom)

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Second edition, revised and augmented, of Darwin's most important work after The Origin of Species. The first edition in 2 vols. appeared in 1871 and featured the first mention of the word 'evolution' with regard to man's origins (having studiously avoided this term in Origin). This second edition was the first in one volume, includes nearly 100 textual revisions and additions, including a 7-page essay by Thomas Huxley. The first printing of the second edition (of which this is a copy) is designated as Tenth Thousand on the title page [Freeman 944]. Freeman notes the presence of a 5-line errata slip, not in this copy and no indication that it was ever removed There was a reprint as 11th thousand in 1875. Original fine sand grain dark green cloth with gilt spine lettering and blind-stamped frames to covers. Neat professional repair to minor loss at head of spine using identical cloth. Brown coated end-papers. A clean, sound, attractive copy of one of the most significant works in the history of science, now most uncommon in the original cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 5173

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Title: The Descent of Man

Publisher: John Murray, London

Publication Date: 1874

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition Thus

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I have recently moved the majority of my stock (c.20,000 volumes) to a beautiful new book-house in Szeged, Hungary. Most of these have been in storage for a number of years and have never been offered for sale online. My stock is hand-picked and consists principally of literary first editions in English, French, German and Hungarian. Over the coming months and years I will be uploading these books to ABE, launching a Hungarian booksearch service and starting my own publishing company. Watch this space as there will be some real rarities for sale. Please contact me with any wants in the field of 19th & 20th century literature as I may have just what you want in stock.

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