The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin: 2nd Edition. Edited by Francis Darwin, Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge.
The Expression of the Emotion,a significant work in the history of the study of psychology. It seeks to explore the the origins of human facial characteristics and mental states to the neurological organisations of movement. Darwin researched the book with an innovative questionnaire concerning the emotional recognition among his friends and family. The book was published thirteen years after On the Origin of Species and alongside his The Descent of Man. The volume is an important landmark in the history of book illustration: it contains the photographs in its presentation of the scientific information.
Original green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Covers a little grubby. Brown end papers which are beginning to split on the hinges, otherwise the bindings are good. The edition is slightly cocked. Twenty one black and white illustrations. Seven tissue guarded pages of photographs ( plate vi has a missing edge). The hinges are frail in places. Contents generally very clean with a smattering of foxing. 8vo 394 pp including an index.