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SA Auction #87 begins on 03 Dec 2020

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Lyell, Sir Charles

The Antiquity of Man - Superb 1st. Edition

Published: John Murray , London, 1863

Edition: 1st.

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This is a wonderful copy of this important book by Lyell who was a close friend of Darwin and one of the first supporters of his Origin of The Species. The full title of this work is - The Geological Evidences of The Antiquity of Man. In the original embossed green cloth with a gilt decoration on the front board. The cloth is in unusually nice state. There is a small bookplate on the front pastedown and the brown endpapers are slightly mottled. The front hinge has a 4cm. split but remains tight. There is some very mild foxing on a few pages but not extensive. 520pp. with 32 pp. advertisements dated January 1863. With 2 woodcuts plates and numerous in text woodcut illustrations. In a custom made marbled slipcase with leather trimmings. A superb copy.
  • Binding Condition: Very Good Plus
  • Overall Condition: Very Good Plus
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Telephone: 27 11 728-2044
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT for S.African customers and PayPal or Bank Transfer for overseas clients. I regret that I no longer accept Credit Cards..
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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