* DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871.
2 volumes, 8vo (191 x 124 mm). (Some slight browning.) Publisher's russet cloth, stamped in black, spines gilt-lettered (some light chipping to spine ends with small losses, some light wear). Provenance: Edward A. Horton (early ownership signature); Henry W. Key (signature).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, including the first appearance of the word "evolution" in any of Darwin's works. Freeman 941.
Property from the Estate of Steve and Peggy Fossett, Carmel, California