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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 154

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. London: John Murray, 1871. 2 volumes, 8° (188 x 127mm). Numerous illustrations in text. Original green cloth (text block cracked and gathering F starting in vol. I, extremities just a fraction rubbed). Provenance: Nathaniel Lindley (19th-century armorial bookplate).

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    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. London: John Murray, 1871. 2 volumes, 8° (188 x 127mm). Numerous illustrations in text. Original green cloth (text block cracked and gathering F starting in vol. I, extremities just a fraction rubbed). Provenance: Nathaniel Lindley (19th-century armorial bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. In The Descent of Man, Darwin 'compared man's physical and psychological characteristics to similar traits in apes and other animals, showing how even man's mind and moral sense could have developed through evolutionary processes' (Norman). Freeman 937; Garrison-Morton 170; Norman 599. (2)


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