Second printing of first edition. Dark blue cloth covered boards, gilt decoration (Piltdown fragments) and titles. The book includes a chapter on the discovery of the Piltdown skull, written at a time when the discovery was accepted as an important find- “we are persuaded that Mr Dawson and Dr Smith Woodward were ultra-cautious in assigning a Pleistocene date to the human remains found at Piltdown. All the evidence seems to point to a Pliocene age. Hence the importance of their discovery, for although the handiwork of Pliocene man has been recognised for a considerable number of years, the man himself was unknown until Mr Dawson brought him into the light of day”. Condition: Boards rather knocked and rubbed, some soiling to external edges of the text block, pages clean and bright, binding firm.