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The naturalist Charles Darwin is often called the Father of Evolution. He traveled the world by way of the HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836 and collected the groundbreaking data on finches from the Galapagos Islands on this voyage. Darwin is known for authoring several published works, most notably including Voyage of the Beagle, The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man and The Expressions of Emotions in Man and Animals. Darwin didn’t use the term “evolution” to describe his observations until the later years of his life, previously opting for the term “descent with modification”.

We sold a first Edition, first printing of Darwin’s The Descent of Man for $5,073. Please see below for details.

First Edition, First Printing of Charles Darwin’s 1871 Masterpiece, “The Descent of Man” — First Printing of the Controversial Word “Evolution”

First edition, first printing of “The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex” by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray: 1871. In two volumes with illustrations, “The Descent of Man” applies Darwin’s theory first conceived in “Origin of Species” to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection. Volume I of this set is the very first time in which the word evolution appears in print in any of Darwin’s works. All first issue points present including the errata on the verso of the title leaf of Volume II; seventeen errata for Volume I and eight for Volume II; the verso of the half title leaf of Volume II bears the printer’s note; present with note on a tipped-in leaf in Volume II, which refers to “a serious and unfortunate error” affecting pages 297-299 in Volume I, and pages 161 and 237 in Volume II; page 297 begins with the word “transmitted.” Publisher’s full green pictorial cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt. Covers have been re-backed with vintage cloth. Some fading to the cloth on the covers around edges. The binding in both volumes is very tight and secure with no loose pages or sections. Internally very good. The endpapers have been replaced with paper in keeping with the original dark navy ones. Signature by previous owner on the half-title of Volume I and the title page of Volume I. Overall a beautiful set in very good condition. Sold for $5,073.

Charles Darwin Descent of Man 1st Edition
First Edition, First Printing of Charles Darwin’s 1871 Masterpiece, “The Descent of Man”. Click to enlarge.

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