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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex [SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR]

Darwin, Charles

Published by The Limited Editions Club at the Griffin Press, Adelaide, South Australia, 1971
Condition: vg Hardcover
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1/1500. Quarto. xvii,362pp. Half gold-decorative leather over patterned paper-covered boards in matching publisher's slipcase. Illustrated title-page. Signed by illustrator Fritz Kredel on colophon page. "The sole object of this work," writes Darwin, "is to consider, firstly, whether man, like every other species, is descended from some pre-existing form; secondly, the manner of his development, and thirdly, the value of the differences of the so-called races of man." This trifold object was so well and so convincingly accomplished by Darwin that the 'descent' not only remains the classical but also the best account of the evolution of man to this day. Innumerable discoveries made since Darwin's day have filled the gaps that Darwin had been compelled to leave open. Today his theory of man's evolution from apelike progenitors is one of the best and most fully authenticated in the whole realm of science." Illustrated with reproductions of drawings in b/w and duo tone by Fritz Kredel. Preface by Ashley Montagu. Tiny stain on front board. Slight staining and scuffing on slipcase. Tight copy with slipcase in good+, binding in very good, interior in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 27885

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Title: The Descent of Man, and Selection in ...

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club at the Griffin Press, Adelaide, South Australia

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited edition.

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