HEREDITARY GENIUS: AN INQUIRY INTO ITS LAWS AND CONSEQUENCES, by Francis Galton - 1871
Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry into Its Laws and Consequences
by Francis Galton
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1871
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Boards show some dirt and scuffing. Corners are bumped and frayed. (Please see photos)
- Spine has gilt text and is darkened with frayed ends. (Please see photo)
- Binding is secure.
- Interior is gently age-toned.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Text block edges are age-toned, with some dirt on top edge.
390 pages. 5.5X8 inches.
"It was Galton's first major work written from a hereditarian perspective. It was later referred to as "the first serious study of the inheritance of intelligence" and as "the beginning of scientific interest in the topic of genius." In the book, Galton demonstrated that the sons of men who he considered "eminent" in a given profession were more likely to achieve such eminence themselves than if they were not closely related to eminent individuals. He interpreted this pattern as evidence for genetic transmission of human intelligence, though it was later shown that his results were entirely compatible with cultural inheritance as well." (Wikipedia)
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