Prehistoric Man (with fine color illustrations from paintings by Zdenek Burian)
By Augusta, Joseph and Burian, Zdenek
Pp. 45 (1) + 52 full page plates (color and halftone), each plate has a leaf of descriptive text. Publisher’s original coarse-weave oatmeal cloth, lettered in brown on the spine and with mammoth vignette on the front cover, color pictorial dust jacket, sm folio (13.75 x 10.25 inches). Translated from the German to English by Margaret Schierl. This volume provides brilliant reconstructions, from available anatomical and archaeological evidence of the successive phases (species) in the evolution of humans. Together, they make an astonishingly “real” portrait gallery of prehistoric human species from Australopithecus to Homo sapiens. Even by today’s standards, these reconstructions are some of the best attempted in human evolutionary studies. No ownership marks.
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Edition||First edition in English|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Near fine copy in an edge-worn but very good dust jacket.|