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Franklin Library. Used; Very Good. Leather Bound, The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Full leather binding (Green), titles and decorations stamped in gilt, ribbed spine, moire endpapers, all edge gilt, sewn-in ribbon marker. Part of the 25th anniversary edition of "The Great Books of the Western World" series. Includes the original illustrations. The nature of the following work will be best understood by a brief account of how it came to be written. During many years I collected notes on the origin or descent of man, without any intention of publishing on the subject, but rather with the determination not to publish, as I thought that I should thus only add to the prejudices against my views. It seemed to me sufficient to indicate, in the first edition of my "Origin of Species," that by this work "light would be thrown on the origin of man and his history" and this implies that man must be included with other organic beings in any general conclusion respecting his manner of appearance on this earth. Now the case wears a wholly different aspect. . 0. Leather Bound. LIMITED & SPECIAL EDITIONS.