The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (First edition)
By Darwin, Charles
Pp. (ii), vi, 374, 4 pp., including publisher's advertisements dated November 1872, with 7 heliotype plates (3 folding) and 19 text-figures. Publisher’s forest green cloth, spine is lettered in gilt and with gilt-decorations, cloth on the front and rear covers is blind-stamped with borders, 8vo. Freeman #1142. The fine heliotype plates are numbered in Roman numerals. This is the first edition of Darwin’s well-known work on animal behavior and communication theory. Darwin studied the movement of facial muscles and how they express emotion in man and animals. The heliotype photo plates are works of art and demonstrate a new breakthrough in Victorian photography. From the research collection of James L. Lack Jr. with his signature dated Boston, 1873 on the front blank endpaper. Later from the collection of herpetologist Lauren E. Brown from Illinois State University with his signature dated 2009 on front endpaper.
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|Condition Description||Faint crack to paper only on the inner front hinge (the joint remains tight), faint foxing to front blank endpaper and to the title page, otherwise a tight and clean copy in near fine condition.|