London: John Murray, 1877. [Anthropology] SECOND EDITION, revised. The twelfth thousand. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.ii-xvi; 693 . Complete in one volume with occasional in-text illustrations. Advertisements dated January 1878. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Dark brown endpapers. Hinges starting. Toned to edges and preliminaries. Moderate wear to binding, with rubbing to to joints and head / tail caps. 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 #58746
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