The Antiquity of Man, in 2 volumes, complete

By Keith, Arthur

SKU# 18260

$ 25.00

Pp. xxxii, xiv, 753; 266 text-figures (mostly line-drawings).  Publisher’s original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spines, and with gilt insets of the Piltdown skull on the front covers, 8vo.  This is Sir Arthur Keith’s analysis of fossils and theories of human evolution as of 1929.  Keith supported the Piltdown skull discovery until it was discredited in the early 1950s.  This resulted in a biased view of early human evolution in Britain up till the early 1950s.  This is an attractive bright copy of this classic work with only slight edge wear to the cloth.  No ownership marks.

Publisher Williams and Northgate
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1929
Date Published Estimated No
Edition Second edition, Seventh Impression
Number of Volumes 2
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Slight edge wear to cloth at the head and foot of the spine, a few tiny rub marks on the front cover of volume II, front and rear free endpapers show light browning, some pages unopened; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition.
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