First edition. Prior owner's name, uneven tanning to front and rear endpapers otherwise a lovely copy, fine indeed. Dust wrapper has a diamond shape cut out of the spine (why?), one other chip, a tiny edge tear and very slight rubbing to the top spine. Otherwise near fine.
Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer (1 November 1899 - 21 June 1972) was a British evolutionary embryologist, known for his work on heterochrony as recorded in his 1930 book, Embryology and Evolution, later reissued under the title Embryos and Ancestors. He was director of the Natural History Museum, London, president of the Linnean Society of London, and a winner of the Royal Society's Darwin Medal for his studies on evolution
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