1911 The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man: Mental and Social Conditions of Savages
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
A fascinating study of social history by John Lubbock, Lord Avebury. A reissue from the sixth edition of this work, first published in 1870.
Containing a comprehensive study of the mental and social conditions of the prehistoric man, with analysis of the arts and ornaments, marriage and relationships, religion, morals, and laws.
Illustrated with a frontispiece and five further full page plates as well as numerous figures in text. Collated, complete.
Lord Avebury was an English banker as well as philanthropist, scientist, and polymath, mostly known for his important contributions in the fields of archaeology, ethnography, and biologist. A truly outstanding figure of the nineteenth century, he coined the terms 'Paleolithic' and 'Neolithic' for the Old and New Stone Ages.
Ex-library with bookplate from 'The Times Book Club' permanent library to front pastedown.
In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear only, lightly bumped to head and tail of spine, gentle fading to head of rear board. internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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