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[MAUPERTUIS Pierre Louis Moreau De].
Venus Physique. Part I : Dissertation Physique a l'Occasion du Negre Blanc; Part II : Varietés dans l'Espece Humaine.

Description:
pp. 5, (i) Errata, (ii) blank, 240. Contemporary calf, spine with gilt panels and raised bands, characteristic wear to edges and corners, joints firm and contents bright with very wide margins, book-plate of ALFRED BRAITHWAITE, ex libris RICHARD FREEMAN, Darwin scholar, with a few of his notes at the front - 'stock evolutionary quotation is on p.175', a nice copy with excellent provenance.

*TOGETHER WITH : BASSET DE ROSIERS, Gilles. L'Anti-Venus Physique. Premiere Partie. Ou Critique de la Dissertation Sur l'origine des Hommes & des Animaux. N'éveillez point le chat qui dort [Let sleeping dogs (or cats) lie]. No publisher. No place. 1746. First edition. 12mo. in 8s. pp. (iv), 219, (i) blank. Title to Part II tipped-in before p.145. Part I : Critique de la Dissertation Pre'tendue Physique a l'occasion du Negre Blanc; Part II : La Critique de la Dissertation Sur l'origine des Noirs. Contemporary tree calf newly rebacked, title and final leaf foxed with occasional marginal foxing elsewhere, otherwise a very good copy with good margins, ex libris RICHARD FREEMAN with his notes at the front. SEE - Forerunners of Darwin, 1745-1859, edited by Bentley Glass, Owsei Temkin, and William L. Straus, Jr. COPAC records the 1751 edition in Edinburgh, Cambridge and at the Wellcome [with a frontispiece, though this is not mentioned elsewhere]; it does not record the 1745 edition of Maupertuis in the UK; OCLC gives the BN France and BEIC Italy; COPAC has the British Library only for the Basset whilst OCLC gives 7 locations, all in Europe.

No publisher. No place [?Paris].

Date Published: 1751. Sixieme Édition, revue & augmentée. [First 1745]. 12mo.

Stock No. 62698

Price: £1,450.00

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