First Edition of The Naked Ape; Inscribed by Desmond Morris in 1968
The Naked Ape: A Zoologist’s Study of the Human Animal.
Item Number: 3627
London: Jonathan Cape, 1967.
First edition of the author’s classic work, which established the field of evolutionary anthropology. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Barry -The Paine was a pleasure- best wishes Desmond Jan. 1968." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
"Zoologist Dr. Desmond Morris has stunned the world by writing about humans in the same way scientists describe animals The former curator of mammals at London Zoo who is best known for planning to bring together Chi Chi the panda with Moscows An An panda bear says he wants to popularise and demystify science. The provocative book sheds new light on our own behaviour and society, describing our ways of feeding, sleeping, fighting, mating and rearing young. (BBC, contemporary review).