First edition, very early issue with the plates numbered in Arabic and according to Freeman, probably printed prior to the copies numbered in Roman. This copy also with three folding plates as in the earliest issues. The dating to the title-page may reflect simply a newly printed title-page noting "Tenth Thousand", but in this case, merely added to or covering the first issue sheets at binding during which additional ads were also bound into the volume. With photographic heliotype plates, 3 of which are folding, and other illustrations. 8vo, publisher's original dark green cloth lettered in gilt. vi, 374, 4 ads, 32 ads pp. A very nicely preserved and clean copy, a touch mellowed and a very little bit aged but still quite bright and handsome. A SCARCE BOOK IN THIS COLLATION. This is an important member of the evolutionary set, and it was written, in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment. Freeman states in the bibliography that there are a number of states or printings of the first edition. This particular copy proves to be the very earliest issue with a blank leaf prior to the title, signature "b" only, and other preliminary material, with the proper pagination as called for in the last two signatures and the attributes accorded to the first issue of the ads suffixed at the end. The numbering system used for the plates is as in what are probably the earliest issues according to Freeman in his bibliography. The first catalogue is dated November, 1872, the same month of publication as the first issuance of the work. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ...
Publisher: London John Murray 1873
Book Description London: John Murray, 1904, 1904. 8vo Blind stamp cloth Popular Ed. Illus. viii, 397  pp. Name & address f.e.p; Edges spotted. Sl. foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 51067