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LUBBOCK, John.

Pre-Historic Times...

as Illustrated by Ancient Remains, and the Manners and Customs of Modern Savages.

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Published: London Williams and Norgate, 1865

Stock Code: 117961

£1,250
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Notes

First edition of what has been called "the most influential work dealing with archaeology in the nineteenth century" (Murray, p. 243) in which Lubbock "introduced the terms Neolithic and Paleolithic into the archaeological lexicon". Lubbock was Darwin's neighbour in Kent, and helped prepare the manuscript of Origin of Species for the press. He is "routinely cited as one of the great 'founding fathers' of prehistoric archaeology; his work brought together an appreciation of time depth and the principles of evolution from Lyell and Darwin with the record of prehistoric stone tools and other implements and their parallels with ethnographic examples" (Cochrane and Gardner, p. 311).

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine in gilt, black geometric border to covers, brown coated endpapers.

Condition

Ownership signature to half-title. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine slightly faded, a little wear to tips, hinges partly cracked but holding, occasional spot of foxing. An excellent copy in bright cloth.

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