J.J. d'Omalius d'Halloy - Encyclopédie populaire des Races Humaines ou éléments d'Ethnographie - 1845

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J.J. d'Omalius d'Halloy - Encyclopédie populaire des Races Humaines ou éléments d'Ethnographie - 1845
Natural History - Quantity: 1 - Hand coloured illustrations - Book

Hand-coloured wood-engraved frontispiece and (joint) title, depicting "race blanche. jaune, brune, rouge et noire". Original printed wrappers. Uncut. Wrappers soiled; binding weak. Front wrapper chipped in fore edge corners, otherwise a very good, complete copy.

* This is a little-known work by the renowned Belgian geologist and politician Jean Baptise Julien Omalius d'Halloy (1783-1875). In 1834 he presented at the Académie his researches on the classification of human races, of which this book seems an advanced publication. It was republished several times under slightly different titles.
In the third edition of On the Origin of Species published in 1861, Charles Darwin added a Historical Sketch giving due credit to naturalists who had preceded him in publishing the opinion that species undergo modification, and that the existing forms of life have descended by true generation from pre-existing forms. He explicitely included d'Halloy. (Wikipedia)

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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Natural History
Author/ Illustrator
J.J. d'Omalius d'Halloy
Book Title
Encyclopédie populaire des Races Humaines ou éléments d'Ethnographie
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1845
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Bruxelles, Société pour l'émancipation intellectuelle : A. Jamar editeur
Extras
Hand coloured illustrations
Number of pages
114
Dimensions
19×12 cm
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