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SMITH, Charles Hamilton (1776-1859) | The Natural History of the Human Species, Its Typical Forms, Primaeval Distribution, Filiations, and Migrations. , ,


Edinburgh / London: W.H. Lizars / Samuel Highley, 1848

FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo (18cm). [6],(ix-xvi),464, 1-34pp of plates at rear. Portrait frontispiece of the author; vignette of Blackfoot Indian to title-page; second-title page; twenty-seven coloured and seven black & white plates. Original light blue cloth; lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on spine; gilt and blind embossed decorations on boards; top edge gilt; contents slightly shaken, inner hinges a touch stressed; some scuffmarks to the original yellow endpapers, especially at front; a few scattered spots on plates, plus the odd dirty mark, but mostly clean with vibrant colour; some tissue guards present; an about fine copy.

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