Darwin, Charles. THE DESCENT OF MAN, and Selection in Relation to Sex. By Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S. Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. (22nd Thousand.) In Two Volumes.--Vol. I [II]. With Illustrations. 2 vols., cr. 8vo, Second Edition, First Issue of Library Edition; Vol. I, pp. [ii], xx, 508, [2](adv.); 26 text illustrations, Table of Additions & Corrections; Vol. II, pp. [ii], viii, 528, [2](adv., verso blank); 52 text illustrations, Supplemental Note, extensive index, Errata leaves to both volumes; uncut in the original grey-green cloth, spine gilt; (spine ends very slightly worn); a nice, clean set; very scarce. London; John Murray; 1888.
***Freeman 965. Entirely reset, in larger type and printed on thicker paper--a desirable edition, very scarce on the market. Two further issues of this Library Edition (1891 and 1898) are also seldom seen. As Freeman notes: the word 'evolution' occurs, for the first time in any of Darwin's works, on Page 2 of the first volume of the first edition, before its appearance in the sixth edition of the 'Origin' in the following year. This edition includes the Supplemental Note on Sexual Selection in Relation to Monkeys (Reprinted from Nature, November 2, 1876, p. 18). This first appeared in the 12th Thousand of 1877. #66522

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