New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1890. B&W engravings. Authorized American Fifth Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Thiick & tall 8vo (6" x 9" x 1 3/4,", original green boards with a gilt-embossed spear on the spine [cp. pl.I, p.80]; semi-toned frontispiece of tumuli at Upsala, 1 diagram of Abury, & 3 B&W semi-toned plates & 223 figures; xxvii, [xxviii] + 637 pages. Very Good / None. Item #5092
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 influenced debates on evolutionary theory.
Solid and clean copy with bright gilt on rich green cloth. Minimal wear and toning to pages.. The covers are somewhat worn; corners slightly bumped. There is a 3/8" x 3/8" cut in cloth mid-spine. Engraved bookplate of Arnon Augustus Alling.