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Lucy: Growing Up Human — A Chimpanzee Daughter In A Psychotherapist's Family - Maurice K. Temerlin

Souvenir Press, 1976, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has many closed tears and much edgewear. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

First British Edition. [First Published: Science & Behaviour, USA, 1975] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “I am a psychotherapist, writes Maurice Temerlin, and my daughter Lucy is a chimpanzee. Lucy is probably the only chimpanzee to have lived from birth through to sexual maturity as a member of a human family. And this is the often hilarious and sometimes painful story of the impact of her unique personality upon the Temerlins — Maurice, his wife Jane and son Steve, who was ten years old when Lucy was adopted as a new-born babe. At times her differentness has enriched, at others almost totally disrupted their lives — for Lucy’s rages are extraordinary, her mischief uninhibited and she has a capacity for total love and total joy that few human beings ever experience. Apparently biologically programmed against incest — a significant discovery in itself — she is incapable of feeling guilt, and has a thousand tricks for turning away anger. Living with Lucy, in short, has taught the Temerlins something about chimpanzees, but much more about themselves that they might have learnt no other way.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 216
ISBN: 0285622382

£16.44 (Now Sold)