Notes: A paper on a proposed species of early, extinct hominin, which most now place in Australopithecus. This work was completed shortly before Broom's death in 1952. The final paper was prepared by his regular collaborator, John Talbom Robinson. Robinson and Broom discovered the nearly complete fossil skull of the hominin species Australopithecus africanus, known as Mrs. Ples.
123 pages plus seven black-and-white plates with text on the facing page. Transvaal Museum Memoir no. 6.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in the publisher's blue cloth. This copy is inscribed by Robinson to the British geologist Thomas Stanley Westoll. "To Professor T. S. Westoll with the best wishes of J. T. Robinson 1952."
This copy was subsequently in the collection of the paleontologist and evolutionary theorist Stephen Jay Gould, with a posthumous bookplate denoting the provenance mounted on the front pastedown.
Publication: Pretoria, South Africa: Transvaal Museum, 1952.
Item No: #307961