The Descent Of Man, and Selection In Relation To Sex

by Darwin, Charles

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex is a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection.

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John Murray. , 1871. 1st. Ed. 7th. Thou.. Two volumes. 8vo. Hardbacks. Contents nr. fine. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, some rubbing to extremities, o/w. thor. vg. Both volumes benefited from more recent spines (retaining original end-papers) all in fine condition. With heraldic bookplate of Arthur Byrom Gordon to front-paste down of both volumes. (Freeman 939). The first issue… Read more about this item
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London: John Murray, 1871. viii, 424, 16; viii, (2), 476, 16, 78 woodcuts in text. . HB. 2 vols, 8vo (195x125mm), orig. cloth, gt, recased retaining orig. endpapers, neat repair to head of spine of Vol. II, hinges neatly reinforced; some wear to corners + spine ends, repairs to heads of both spines, joints rubbed/repaired, inner hinges neatly reinforced.… Read more about this item
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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871. First American edition. Hardcover. Good+. 2 vol. 8vo. [3], iv-vi, [1], 2-409, [1], [2] (pages of publisher's advertisements) [2]; [3], iv-v, [4], 2-436, [6] (pages of publisher's advertisements), [2] pp. Orange-red cloth with black decorations on the boards and gold lettering on the spines. Yellow coated endpapers and pastedowns. With several… Read more about this item
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London: John Murray, 1901. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 5" . Not Stated . A new edition of this important work by Charles Darwin, which applies the evolutionary theory to human evolution. From the library of architectural historian John H. Harvey. Charles Darwin applies the evolutionary theory to human evolution in this important volume. A new edition.… Read more about this item
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London: John Murray, 1888.. Second edition, "revised and augmented", 22nd thousand, two volumes, (xx), 507, (1); (x), 528, (2) pp. Contemporary booklabel to paste downs, later signature to front blanks. Original gilt titled grey-green cloth, spines darkened, some minor rubbing and marks, foot of the upper joint to volume I slightly torn. Freeman, 965. The first… Read more about this item
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London: John Murray, 1874. xvi, 688, 78 woodcuts in text. . HB. 8vo in 12s (190x120mm), orig. green cloth, rubbed, minor wear to corners, a few ink spots to rear board; short tear to front endpaper, orig. owner's name erased to verso; later owner's name to pastedown; small ink smudge to outer margin of title; occasional light foxing; one… Read more about this item
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Adelaide, Australia: Limited Editions Club. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1971. Hardcover. Quarter leather, decorative boards. Limited edition #28 of 1500 copies signed to the colophon by illustrator Fritz Kredel. Light sunning to spine. No glassine. Tight and square in publisher's slipcase. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Illustrator .
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John Murray, London, 1883. Second Edition, Revised and Augmented, Seventeenth Thousand. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Small Octavo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Half gilt-stamped leather and marbled paper over boards, 5 raised bands, marbled text block and end papers, (xvi), 693… Read more about this item
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London: John Murray,, 1871. With an apt contemporary New Zealand provenance First edition, second issue, of the first of Darwin's works to contain the word "evolution", preceding the term's appearance in the sixth edition of the Origin of Species the following year. The word appears on several occasions in the text, firstly on page 2: "Of the older and… Read more about this item
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London: John Murray, 1871. First Edition. First edition, second issue. (Page height is 19 cm; p. 297 of Vol. I begins "When" rather than "transmitted"; list of nine titles on verso of title page in Vol. 2 rather than errata. Ads in both volumes dated January, 1871. [Freeman 938.]) Two volumes. viii, 423, [1] + 16 ads; viii, 475,… Read more about this item
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NY: D. Appleton and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1875. Hardcover. Sex; Science; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; A very early edition, possibly 3rd. Worldcat locates no copies. Introduction states 2nd edition and is dated 1874 and states 2nd edition but it is bylined Kent England and not USA. Publisher's brown cloth… Read more about this item
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London: John Murray, 1871. First edition, first printing. Quarter leather. This is the first edition, first impression of Charles Darwin’s The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex – his first book to apply the term “evolution” - in a striking contemporary fine binding. The binding features quarter calf over marbled paper-covered boards, with blind tooled… Read more about this item
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London: John Murray, 1881. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo (small). Second edition (fourteenth thousand), revised and augmented. Two volumes in one. Orig. green cloth, gilt title to spine, blind stamped borders to front board. xvi, 693 pp. With illustrations in text. Chafing to boards extremities. Spine darkened and tilted. A few spots of soiling and damp staining to… Read more about this item
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NY: A. L. Burt. Fair with no dust jacket; Front boards tender, boards worn, head of spine . chipped, pages toned.. Reprint. Hardcover. Frontispiece portrait of Charles Darwin. vii, 797pp. Halfbound leather with marbled sides and endpapers. Reprint of Darwin's classic of human evolution, from the second English edition, revised and augmented. Circa 1900s. [10]pp of publisher ads at rear.… Read more about this item
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THE DESCENT OF MAN & SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX

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Adelaide: Limited Editions Club, 1971. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Fritz Kredel. Quarto (8" x 10-3/4") bound in tan oasis morocco-backed genuine wood veneer boards with a spine decorated and lettered in pure gold leaf; 384 pages. Edited with an introduction by Ashley Montagu. Type set, printed, and bound by the Griffin Press in Australia. Illustrated with… Read more about this item
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Adelaide: Limited Editions Club, 1971. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown; small scratch to leather at the rear. About Fine in a lightly soiled, Near Fine slipcase. Fritz Kredel. Quarto (8" x 10-3/4") bound in red oasis morocco-backed genuine wood veneer boards with a spine decorated and lettered in pure gold leaf; 384 pages. Edited with an introduction… Read more about this item
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Appleton., 1875. 2nd. (New, Rev. & Aug.) Ed.. pp.xvi, 688 with figs. 8vo. Hardback. Contents fine. Original illustrated boards lightly rubbed to extremities, o/w. nr. fine. Freeman 946. A very pleasing copy of the second edition, which was extensively revised and ‘contains a note on the brains of man and apes by T.H. Huxley at pp.199-206,’ (Freeman).
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Adelaide: Limited Editions Club, 1971. Hardcover. Sunning to the spine. Near Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Fritz Kredel. Quarto (8" x 10-3/4") bound in red oasis morocco-backed genuine wood veneer boards with a spine decorated and lettered in pure gold leaf; 384 pages. Edited with an introduction by Ashley Montagu. Type set, printed, and bound by… Read more about this item
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London: John Murray, 1871. First edition. Leather. Good. 7" by 5". None. A first edition, first issue set of this famous work regarding evolutionary theory in the context of humans, by eminent Victorian naturalist Charles Darwin. The 'Descent of Man' was the first of Charles Darwin's works to use the word 'evolution' and this can be found… Read more about this item
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Adelaide, South Australia, Limited Editions Club, 1971, limited to 1,500 copies of which this is #253, signed by the artist Fritz Kredel. . original morocco-backed wood veneer boards, elaborate gilt design and title lettering on spine, fine and clean in original veneer covered slipcase with gilt decorated end (sight wear to edge). . 4to [28 x 21 cm]; xvii,… Read more about this item
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