Berr, Henri; Perrier, Edmond. L'évolution de l'humanité, synthèse collective. Introduction générale. Bibliotheque de Syntheses Historique. Paris: La Renaissance Du Livre, 1920. 1st .
Privately bound, hardcover with floral print covers and end papers. 5 3/4 x 8 inches, XXVIII, 414 pp. plus errata slip. Clean, tight. A handsome book. Very good. Hardcover. 
Text in French.
“Henri Berr (1863-1954) was a French philosopher and lycée teacher, known as the founder of the journal Revue de synthèse. He is credited with moving the centre of gravity of the study of history in France, in accordance with his ideas on "synthesis". Despite the lack of recognition of his concepts by the academic establishment of the time, and its adverse effect on his own career, he had a large impact on the younger generation of French historians. He is considered to have anticipated significant aspects of the later Annales School.” - Wikipedia.
Berr writes the Introduction. The other parts of the book written by Edmond Perrier: La Formation De La Terre: Les Origines De La Vie Et De L'Homme; Les Formes Primitives De La Vie; and Vers La Forme Humaine.
Edmond Perrier (1844-1921), French zoologist, college teacher, director of Natural History at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, and chairman of the Société Zoologique de France. "Perrier was deeply interested in the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin and Jean-Baptiste Lamark. In 1909 he was speaker at the inauguration of Lamarck's monumnet a the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturellle. He believved Lamarck to be the true founder in regards to the theory of evolution." - wikipedia.