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GOULD, Stephen Jay.

The Mismeasure of Man.

Published: New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1981

Stock code: 83307

Price: £375

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First edition, first printing of one of Gould’s most famous and controversial books. Here he analyses craniometry and IQ testing to point out the unconscious biases and a priori assumptions built into much “scientific” research. Though researchers recently made the case that Gould was incorrect about one aspect of the book’s argument, it still stands as an important indictment of biological determinism and a lucid reminder that those engaged in research of any type must be aware of their own privilege and biases. A superb copy, rare in such beautiful condition.

Octavo. Original grey boards, red cloth backstrip, titles to spine in gilt and silver. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the price-clipped dust jacket.

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