First Edition of Desmond Morris' The Human Zoo; Inscribed by Him in the year of Publication
The Human Zoo.
Item Number: 85377
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1969.
First American edition of this work, which examines how the biological nature of the human species has shaped the character of the cultures of the contemporary world. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Gerald McNulty with best wishes from Desmond Morris 1969.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
The Human Zoo concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behavior of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living.