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.