1901 The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
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Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding
Charles Darwin applies the evolutionary theory to human evolution in this important volume. A new edition. Originally published in 1871. With the preface to the second edition.
Here Darwin also details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation interconnected with natural selection.
Discussing many related issues, such as evolutionary psychology, ethics, musicology, and differences between human races, sexes, the dominant role of women in mate choice, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.
Illustrated with numerous figures in text. With an extensive Index to the rear. Complete with half title.
From the library of architectural historian specialising in English Gothic architectures John H. Harvey, signed by him to the front free endpaper. He is known as one of the most prolific and influential writers on Gothic architecture in the post-war years.
In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally sound with some shelf wear, minor chipping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Light soiling and minor marking to the boards. Signed by John H. Harvey to the front free endpaper, undated. With a newspaper column on the 'Denial of Man's Ape Ancestry' dated 1929 loosely inserted. Internally, the hinges are slightly strained, holding firm, the volume firmly bound. Light spotting scattered throughout. Illustrated with numerous figures in text.
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