The Irish Race in California, and on the Pacific Coast, with an Introductory Historical Dissertation on the principal Races of Mankind, and a Vocabulary of Ancient and Modern Irish Family Names


Published by A. Roman & Co., San Francisco, 1878
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Octavo. original green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, lettered in gilt on spine. Illustrated. In a long 90-page introductory dissertation, the author presents his ideas of racial development (esp. Celtic) and debunks evolutionary theory (especially "Huxley, Darwin and their associates"), then "builds from a firm Biblical foundation to the manifest supremacy of the Aryan race, as best exemplified by the Irish politicians of California"ÐHowell 50:727. Sounds like a lot of blarneyÐor the plot of sci-fi novel [Revenge of the Irish Politicians]. With a 12-page list of the original subscribers (giving their addresses, too). Chapter on the Donner Party. Politicians, businessmen, doctors, clergy, writers, lawyers, and others named and discussed. [Howell 50:727. Cowan p. 505. Rocq 17112]]. Spine a little darkened and gilt lettering dulled, spine ends worn, edges of covers a bit rubbed, edges browned (due to quality of paper), else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 30381

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Title: The Irish Race in California, and on the ...

Publisher: A. Roman & Co., San Francisco

Publication Date: 1878

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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