The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex / by Charles Darwin ... ; in two volumes ; with illustrations
"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 of species in the following year" -- Freeman.
"London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross" -- Verso of title page.
Publisher's advertisements on t.p. verso of volume 1 and 16 pages at end of both volumes, dated January 1871.
Errata on verso of title page to volume 2.
Freeman, R.B. Works of Charles Darwin (2nd ed.), no. 937
Garrison, F.H. Medical bibliography (Garrison and Morton) (5th ed.) 170
Osler, W. Bibliotheca Osleriana, 1572
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SCNHRB copy (39088004321303, 39088004321311) has blind-embossed stamp on title page of volume 1: Bureau of American Ethnology Library [acc. no.] 11745. Stamped in red: Bureau of American Ethnology Library 1896. Stamped on verso of title page of volume 2: Smithsonian Institution National Museum Jul 22 [year?] [ms. acc. no.] 227726.
SCNHRB copy bound in original green publisher's cloth, title and gilt ornamental rules on spine.