DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. London: John Murray, 1871.
2 volumes. 8vo (186 x 116 mm). viii, 423,  + 16 ad; viii, , 475,  + 16 ad pp. Half-titles and publisher's ads present in both volumes. Engraved illustrations. Original green cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Hinges cracked, lower hinges showing with some old glue, light wear to cloth extremities, ad leaves partially unopened.
Provenance: John Graham Berry (bookplates).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the errata on the verso of vol 2 title-page. Includes the first appearance of the word "evolution" in Darwin's works. Garrison & Morton 170; Freeman 937.