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GALTON, Francis - HOLLYER, Frederick. Half-length photographic portrait of Francis Galton, side profile, seated at a desk, poised to write.
[London : 1899A striking photographic portrait of the human geneticist and eugenicist Francis Galton, taken by Frederick Hollyer, the great late 19th-century celebrity photographer.
Hollyer (1837-1933) was highly regarded for his fine platinum print reproductions of paintings, particularly those by the Pre-Raphaelites, who he met in 1860 and whose work he... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 122552
GALTON, Francis. Finger Prints; Decipherment of Blurred Finger Prints; Finger Print Directories.
London : 1892, 1893, 1895First editions of Galton's three publications on fingerprints, this a very scarce presentation set with the first work inscribed by Galton to his brother, "Erasmus Galton, from F.G.", on the half-title, the second work with Erasmus's ownership inscription "E. Galton, Oct 9 1893" to verso of front free endpaper. Erasmus (1815-1909) was named after their... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 134448
GALTON, Francis. The Art of Travel; or, Shifts and Contrivances available in wild Countries.
London : 1855First edition of Francis Galton's guide, "intended as a Manual for all who have to rough it, whether they be explorers, emigrants, missionaries, or soldiers" (Preface). Having inherited a vast fortune on his father's death, Galton spent a year travelling in the Middle East before "undertaking a journey of exploration (at his own expense but under the... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 134943
GALTON, Francis. Hereditary Genius:
London : 1869First edition of the author's "best-known and most influential book" (Hook & Norman) which heralded "the beginning of scientific interest in the topic of genius" (Eysenck, p. 14), in which Galton investigates the heritability of scholarly, artistic, and athletic talent, using the records of notable families as data.
After reading Origin of... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 142987
ANDERSSON, Charles John. The Okavango River: a Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure.
London : 1861First edition; an attractive copy of an important and uncommon book. Andersson, "perhaps the most extraordinary visitor to Namibia in the 19th century" (Tonchi, p. 24), traversed the difficult country between South Africa and Namibia, obtaining "much valuable information" (Mendelssohn).
Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 143109