Des Races Humaines ou Elements d’Ethnographie

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    18cm x 11cm. 114 pages, 2 coloured plates (title and frontispiece). Quarter leather, marbled papered boards, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Text is in French.

    Accomplished 19th century Belgian geologist and early proponent of evolutionism Jean Baptiste Julien d’Omalius turns to anthropology and sets about dividing and describing the races of the world by skin colour. The small section devoted to Australian Aboriginals describing them as the lowest form of the human race is omitted in some later editions. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

    Minor wear to binding. Minor foxing to edges and interior. Very Good Condition.