1871 · London
The First Edition contains two parts: The Descent of Man itself, and Selection in Relation to Sex.
"The word 'evolution' (in Volume 1, .2) occurs for the very first time in any of Darwin's worlds." (Freeman, 128-9).
Often misunderstood, Darwin never said that man was descended from apes, let alone monkeys; that statement of his -- what he claimed (and that highly important, and still controversial statement today) was that man's ancestors, if alive today, would have to be classified among the primates.
One of the most significant books ever written (SIGMUND FREUD) Freeman 937; GarrisonMorton 170; Printing and the Mind of Man 169; Rieber 12.
SCARCE AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE
Both volumes endpapers highly foxed otherwise in surprisingly decent condition, gilt titles clean and in volume two surprisingly bright. (Inventory #: 12819)