Intermarriage or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why, Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity, from Others. Alexander Walker.
Intermarriage or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why, Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity, from Others....
Intermarriage or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why, Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity, from Others....
Intermarriage or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why, Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity, from Others....
Intermarriage or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why, Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity, from Others....
Intermarriage or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why, Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity, from Others....
Intermarriage or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why, Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity, from Others....
Intermarriage or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why, Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity, from Others....

Intermarriage or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why, Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity, from Others....

New York, N.Y. J. & H.G. Langley, 1839. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Item #27084

12 page publishers' catalog at front, followed by (2) 'Notices of Walker on Intermarriage' + vi + 384 pages; illustrated with eight plates, comparing various figures and their inherited characteristics. Alexander Walker (1779 - 1852) British writer on anatomy and physiology, "...a middle-class radical, a polemicist, and an eccentric…his intellectual formation was of the late Scottish Enlightenment with its commitment to the development of a science of 'man'....most successful work was Beauty (1836), the first volume of his trilogy on Woman-which also included Intermarriage (1838) and Woman (1839)-in which he applied the scientific disciplines of anatomy and physiology to the female form..." (Lucy Hartley in the ODNB) Title page with the previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush; M.D. in the U.S. Navy; a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Front endpaper with the oval blind-stamp of Randolph & English Booksellers Richmond Virginia. Volume approx. 5" x 7 5/8" size; bound in the original decoratively blind-stamped plum-brown textured cloth, spine titled in gilt. Some edge, tips wear to the binding; plates, printed on heavier paper stock, darkened; old damp-discoloration at corner of leaves; some spotting and foxing; in good condition.

Price: $65.00

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