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1848 ENGLISH HISTORY OF THE ORIGINS OF MAN, AND EVOLUTION OF RACES, WITH COLOR PLATES. 6 1/2 inches tall hardcover, xvi, 464 pages, recent salmon cloth binding, printed paper label to spine, frontis portrait of the author, tissue guard, vignette on title page, 7 uncolored and 27 color plates with tissue guards (complete).Covers fine, faint small library handstamps to title page and plates, overall good. CONTENTS: Changes on the Earth's Surface since the Commencement of the Present Zoological System; Bones of Man among Organic Remains; Existence of Man as a Genus or as a Single Species; Abnormal Races of Man; The Typical Stocks. CHARLES HAMILTON SMITH (1776-1859) was an English artist, naturalist, antiquary, illustrator, soldier, and spy. In this book, he maintained that there had always been three fundamentally distinct human types: the Caucasian, the Mongolian, and the Negro. Smith was nominally a monogenist, maintaining that the creation of humans was single rather than multiple. Notably, this book was included in Darwin's library, and was published 11 years before The Origin of Species.