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DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

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the foundation of the study of ethology and conveyance of information

DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited for John Murray, 1873.

8vo. Original green cloth, boards with blind-ruled borders and panelled in blind, gilt spine, dark-brown endpapers; pp. vi + 374 + [4. ads.], 7 heliotype plates and 21 black and white figures to text; previous owner's signature to prelim, very good.
Tenth thousand. The work is a refutation of contemporary arguments that facial muscles were possessed uniquely by man, and so although perhaps unfamiliar territory for the author, is accepted as an important part of Darwin's account of evolution. DSB states that: "with this book Darwin founded the study of ethology (animal behaviour) and conveyance of information (communication theory) and made a major contribution to psychology" (III, p. 575).
Freeman 1144.

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