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Born in to an upper-middle-class medical family, he was destined for a career in either medicine or the Anglican Church. However, he never completed his medical education and his future changed entirely in when he joined HMS Beagle as a self-financing, independent naturalist. On returning to England in he began to write up his theories and observations which culminated in a series of books, most famously On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in , where he challenged and contradicted contemporary biological and religious beliefs with two decades worth of scientific investigation and theory.
Darwin's theory of natural selection is now the most widely accepted scientific model of how species evolve. He died in and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Damien Hirst is an internationally renowned English artist, who has dominated the art scene in England since the s. The endpapers have been expertly reinforced with matching period paper - something that could well be missed without careful scrutiny. Previous owner name and notes, in light pencil, to the verso of the half-title which could be easily erased.
Some foxing to first and last few leaves of each volume, but the text pages are clean and bright throughout, with very little foxing that I can see and no previous ink marks. The original adverts are complete and dated January Cloth very lightly rubbed, a lovely set. Engravings throughout.https://ufn-web.com/wp-includes/44/square-root-application-in-real-life.php
A New Look At the Descent of Man - The Loom : The Loom
First edition, first issue with the errata on the verso of the title leaf of vol. Here the word "evolution" appears for the first time in any of Darwin's works, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species the following year. Darwin had hoped that one of his supporters might tackle the thorny question of human evolution, but was forced to face the logic of his own theory himself. Darwin deviated from his ostensible subject of mankind to describe sexual selection in the animal kingdom, enabling him to answer those who saw peacock tails as an expression of divine aesthetics.
Darwin also set out a definite family tree for humans, tracing their affinity with the Old World monkeys, and laid out his views on the evolutionary origins of morality and religion. Quite uncommon in the true first issue.. London: John Murray, , Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, sides with panels blocked in blind, blue coated end papers. The covers are in very good condition. There is scuffing to the covers and the corners are a bit bumped.
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The bindings are very tight and square. Internally both volumes are very good. Gutters of vol. Previous owners' name and initial on front free end paper and half-title page of vol. Some foxing to first and last few leaves of each volume, but the text pages are clean and bright throughout. Some scuffing to front paste-down of vol. Cloth very lightly rubbed. Very Good. London: John Murray, First edition, first issue of both volumes with "transmitted" the first word on p.
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Both volumes have the January ads. Octavo, two volumes, original green cloth. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing to the extremities and bottom of the cloth, spine gilt bright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The book, in its first edition, contains two parts, the descent of man itself, and selection in relation to sex. The word 'evolution' occurs [Volume I, p.
The Descent of Man: The Concise Edition
It also contains Darwin's important and then controversial statement that the extinct ancestors of Homo Sapiens would have been classified among the primates. Seller: Raptis Rare Books Published: Octavo, two volumes, original green cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine. From the library of French paleontologist William Alexandre Ooster with his bookplate to each volume. In good condition, rebacked, marbled board slipcase.
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Publisher's embossed presentation stamp on titles; contemporary signature of Neville Goodman on half-titles; bookplates of the Egyptologist Percy E. Newberry served on the Tutankhamun excavation team for several seasons. His speciality was the botanical specimens from the tomb, on which he would briefly report in the second volume of Carter's The Tomb of Tutankhamen.
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Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! First Edition; First Printing. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition.
A very good copy of this rare book.