[New York]: International Publishers, 1945. ENGLISH, John. First edition. Hardcover. Presumed first edition. Thin quarto (26 cm); 96 pp.; illus; dust jacket. Brown boards stamped in red to spine. A near fine copy with with a negligible amount of wear to bottom board edges in a like dust jacket, which has some very light rubbing and one small closed tear to rear panel. Climbing Our Family Tree is a first-rate introduction to evolution with nearly two hundred drawings by John English. The author, a Ukrainian-born American biologist who had joined the Communist Party in the 1930, was dismissed from his post at the University of Vermont for refusing to testify or name names in 1953. Rarely seen in such striking condition. Near Fine / near fine. Item #01057
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