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GALTON, Francis.
Hereditary Genius: an inquiry into its laws and consequences.
Macmillan & Co. 1869. FIRST EDITION. Half title, 2pp ads. Orig. burgundy cloth; recased. Ownership inscriptions of Percy John Paley. Sir Francis Galton, 1822-1911, was an anthropologist, explorer, geographer, meteorologist, polymath, eugenicist, and pro-geneticist. He coined the term "eugenics" and in his book Hereditary Genius puts forward the notion that intelligence is genetically inherited, an idea that was praised by his contemporaries including Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin. Among his other achievements are listed: developing a method for classifying fingerprints, invented the first weather map, and designed the Galton Whistle to test hearing. He was also the half-cousin of Charles Darwin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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