London: John Murray, 1888. [Anthropology] SECOND EDITION, revised. The Twenty-first thousand. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. xvi; 693 . Complete in one volume with occasional in-text illustrations. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Dark brown endpapers. Repairs to split hinges. Binding quite weak, with a few gatherings a little proud. Light tobacco scent, with occasional light spotting. Light wear and bumping to cloth; spine a little toned, with two puncture marks. Very good. The naturalist's second book on evolutionary theory, first published in two volumes in 1871, following the landmark 'Origin of Species' (1859). This more focused study outlines the application of Darwin's theory to human evolution, detailing his theory of sexual selection. Item #57790
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