THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED. FIFTEENTH THOUSAND.

By: Darwin, Charles.

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xvi, 693 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. B&w illustrations. "(Here, Darwin) applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation distinct from, yet interconnected with, natural selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the dominant role of women in mate choice, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society." Scattered tiny foxing marks on verso of free endpapers and on adjacent pages, an area of light foxing in the top margin of pages 88 & 89, gilt lettering and decorarion on the spine has faded (not on spine label), darkening to top of text block, light rubbing on marble paper on boards, light to moderate edge wear to boards, small areas of flaking to leather on hinges, red leather on spine and at corners has faded to light brown.

Title: THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED. FIFTEENTH THOUSAND.

Author Name: Darwin, Charles.

Illustrator: T.W. Wood.

Categories: Natural History, Science & Technology,

Edition: Second Edition, reivsed and augmented.

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1882

Binding: Half-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 30515

Keywords: Charles Darwin, Leather Bindings, 19th Century English Authors, Natural History, Evolution., Experimental Science, Origins of Man, Natural Selection, Mental Powers, Mental Development, Tool Use, Language, Morality, Sociability, Instinct, Intellect, Intellectual Powers, Fossil Record, Race, Races, Extinction, Sexual Selection, Polygamy, Insects, Lepidoptera, Moths, Butterflies, Reptiles, Fishes, Amphibians, Courtship, Birds, Sexual Displays, Beauty, Colour, Feathers, Plumage, Mammals, Sexual Characteristics.,