Notes: An important monograph on early human relatives, Australopithecus, which earned Broom the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal from the National Academy of Sciences.
This book includes two related papers. Part I: The Occurrence and General Structure of the South African Ape-men by Broom and Part II: The Endocranial Casts of the South African Ape-men by Schepers.
271 pages plus 18 black-and-white plates. Published as Transvaal Museum Memoir no. 2.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Spine worn and a bit faded, else very good in the publisher's blue cloth. This copy is inscribed by Broom, "With best wishes to W. A. Stamelman, R. Broom Sept 1949." Uncommon signed.
This copy was subsequently in the library of the paleontologist and evolutionary theorist Stephen Jay Gould, with a posthumous bookplate denoting the provenance on the front pastedown.
Publication: Pretoria, South Africa: Transvaal Museum, 1946.
Item No: #307957