THE ORIGIN OF CIVILIZATION AND THE PRIMITIVE CONDITION OF MAN; Mental and Social Condition of Savages. Bart Lubbock, Sir John, F. R. S., M. P.

THE ORIGIN OF CIVILIZATION AND THE PRIMITIVE CONDITION OF MAN; Mental and Social Condition of Savages

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1870. B&W engravings. First American Edition. Cloth. 8vo, green blind-stamped boards with a handsome gilt-embossed native on the spine; B&W illustrations (including frontispiece & 4 plates & 20 figures); 380 pages & ads. Good / None. Item #48

Seminal Study by Sir John Lubbock, PC, DL, FRS (1834 - 1913), who was an English banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, pathfinding scientist and polymath. Lubbock made significant contributions in archaeology, ethnography, and several branches of biology. He coined the terms "Palaeolithic" and "Neolithic" to denote the Old and New Stone Ages. He helped establish archaeology as a scientific discipline, and was also influential in nineteenth-century debates concerning evolutionary theory.--Wiki

Dark green blind-stamped cloth (gilt imaged & text on spine faded; covers somewhat worn; corners slightly bumped; diagonal cut and 6" tear--repaired--on back board). Pages clean though very slightly toned; also a few "x's" in some margins Clean tear (1/2") on top of spine.

Price: $145.00

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