Title: The Descent of Man
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: H. M. Caldwell, New York. No date, research reveals it to be circa 1896. From the “Library of Famous Books by Famous Authors”
Condition: Hardcover. Some staining to cover. Gilt to top edge. Ex-libris plate on end paper. Corners of a few pages folded. Binding tight, text clean.
About the book (from Wikipedia):
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex is a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin’s second book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On the Origin of Species, in which he explored the concept of natural selection. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation distinct from, yet interconnected with, natural selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the dominant role of women in choosing mating partners, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.