Disclosing the Past: An Autobiography. By Mary Leakey. First Edition, First Printing. Doubleday. New York, 1984.

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Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey advanced our knowledge of human evolution by incredible strides. She was at the forefront of many anthropological discoveries in the 20th century, and she is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in her field as well as 20th century science more generally. Over the course of her career, she identified fifteen new species and a previously undefined genus. She also created a novel classification system for paleolithic tools. She famously worked alongside her husband, Louis Leakey, for decades, leading the field together with unprecedented discoveries. In Disclosing the Past, Mary Leakey recounts her adolescence and monumental academic career. Her prose is refined, and storytelling remarkably brilliant. Alongside the text are several original photographs that document her experiences, travels, and field drawings.

This first edition is in near-fine condition. In the original blue cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, about-fine with only fading to spine.

A near-fine first edition of Mary Leakey’s autobiography.

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Disclosing the Past: An Autobiography. By Mary Leakey. First Edition, First Printing. Doubleday. New York, 1984.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in