Darwin. Expression of the Emotions.

The expression of the emotions in man and animals

Charles Darwin.  The expression of the emotions in man and animals.  London:  J. Murray, 1872.  Corrected proof sheets.

In this work Charles Darwin refuted the notion posited by Sir Charles Bell that facial muscles of expression were a special endowment in humans.  The photographic illustrations used in the book are heliotypes, the first use of this process in a book. In addition to an impressive collection of the various editions, issues, and states of Expression of the emotions, the Fisher is fortunate in possessing these proofs of the first edition, extensively corrected by Darwin.  A noticeable correction is the removal of the words “the Lower” from the caption title at the beginning of the main text, reflecting Darwin’s last minute change of heart.