Nice and tidy copy of one of Darwin's most important works 'The Descent of Man’
The book is illustrated with numerous figures and drawings throughout. Published by John Murray, London, 1913. Publisher’s original green cloth with black blind stamped decoration and title in black to front board, and gilt titles to the spine.
Book Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 4 cm & Number of Pages: 1031 including index + 2 pages of works by Charles Darwin
Solid and well bound volume. Light wear to boards’ corners and spine ends, with some dark spots to covers and spine. Internally the book is very good condition indeed. No writing or inscriptions. All pages are tightly held at the gutter. Inner hinges are very good. The contents are tight, bright and clean (Please see pictures).
“The DESCENT OF MAN is one of Darwin s most important works. It was in this book that Darwin first used the word "evolution" in any of his works. The last chapter is about sexual selection in relation to man, and ends with his famous statement about man's lowly origin. In the preface to the second edition, Darwin wrote of "the fiery ordeal through which this book has passed." Profiting from the criticism leveled at the text together with a number of new facts several correspondents had given him, Darwin revised and added to his book. However, his "conviction of the power of sexual selection remains unshaken." "Darwin wrote, in the preface to the second edition, of 'the fiery ordeal through which this book has passed.' He had avoided the logical outcome of the general theory of evolution, bringing man into the scheme, for twelve years, and in fact it had, by that time, been so much accepted that the clamour of the opposition was not strident. He had also been preceded in 1862 by Huxley's MAN'S PLACE IN NATURE”.
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Biologie, Illustriert, Naturgeschichte
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S.
- The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
- Sehr gut
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Bebilderte Ausgabe
- John Murray
- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Anders- siehe Beschreibung
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 20×14 cm