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Mental and moral heredity in royalty - a statistical study in history and Psychology


Published by New York: H. Holt, 1906, New York, 1906
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FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Orig. cloth. viii, 312 pp. Thirteen double-page half-tone plates of portraits of historical figures + 4 folding genealogical charts. PRESENTATION COPY to Alexander Graham Bell with the author's three-line inscription on the front fly-leaf and Bell's characteristic library rubberstamp on the title. Pencil notes in the margins of the first chapter and a laid-in slip of paper with a pencil chart possibly in Bell's hand. Some edge fraying and fading to the cloth, minor light dampstain in blank margins of a few leaves at the end; otherwise, a very good copy. Dr. F.A. Woods was at M.I.T. at the time that this book was published. Previously he lectured in the Harvard Medical School. Though best known for his pioneering work on the development of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) was interested in heredity and published several papers on hereditary deafness. "This in turn led to studies on longevity and a long-term series of experiments in which he attempted to develop a breed of sheep with m ore than the usual two nipples. In 1909, after twenty years of selection, he had a flock consisting of six-nippled sheep. He found, as he had suspected, that twin production increased with the number of nipples." (D.S.B.). It is these researches and Bell's teaching in Boston that probably led to the connection between Wood and Bell and the presentation of the present book. Bookseller Inventory # 000143

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Title: Mental and moral heredity in royalty - a ...

Publisher: New York: H. Holt, 1906, New York

Publication Date: 1906

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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The ANTIQUARIAN SCIENTIST (P.O. Box 448, Southampton, MA 01073 USA;, established in 1976, specializes in rare books in science, medicine, and technology. In addition, we offer antique scientific instruments, and appraisals and collection development in these specialty areas. Thus far we have published forty-one illustrated and annotated catalogues. We also co-published the print journal "Rittenhouse" which is devoted to the history of the scientific instrument enterprise in America. We are members of SNEAB and numerous professional societies relating to books, instruments, and the history of science and medicine. It has always been our policy to provide to our clients professional quality services.

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