New York: D. Appleton, 1873.
First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good. pp. v, 374 + ads, with 7 heliotype plates (3 folding), many other illustrations in the text, index. A very good copy in original brick red cloth, with light rubbing to extremities, mild spine slant. One of the first books published with photographic illustrations, as well as a groundbreaking study of the hereditary aspects of emotional expression. Freeman 1143. Freeman describes this book as "an important member of the evolutionary set," noting that "it was written, in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment. Darwin had no personal research experience in the subject, but he had read widely and enquired of his scientific colleagues. He had also circulated, in 1867, his printed leaflet "Queries about expression," to acquaintances who were in touch with primitive peoples. The replies to the Queries were drawn on heavily for the substance of the book, and a version of the Queries themselves is printed in it."