London, John Murray. 1901. New edition, with illustrations [the first of this 2/6 edition, November 1901]. Octavo, pp.1031. Bound in publisher's mid green buckram cloth with gilt titles to spine, title panel and floral decoration stamped in dark green to upper. Some trivial wear, lightly spotted, discreet ink ownership to flyleaf. A near fine copy. 'The Descent of Man' is the naturalist author's second book on evolutionary theory following the 1859 landmark 'Origin of Species', and is concerned with outlining the application of Darwin's theory to human evolution, and detailing the theory of sexual selection. Item #38983
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