The Descent of Man 1

John Murray, , 1871


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First edition, second issue. Two volumes bound in the publisher’s green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, the extremities are slightly bumped and rubbed and there are some minor marks. The text blocks are slightly toned, foxed and dusty with neatly written initials to the first blank pages and the armorial bookplates of G. W. Darby to the front pastedowns of both volumes, the gutters have been neatly repaired as has some minor damage to the front endpapers. A pleasingly uniform set of the first book in which Darwin used the word evolution, adding to the controversy caused by the publication of ‘On the Origin of Species’ twelve years previously.