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Behind and Before: Two Essays on the Relation of History Politics and Eugenist Warnings

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W E Heitland, MA
Cambridge University Press, 1924.
Hardback; 135 x 195 mm; light brown boards with titles on a label pasted to the spine; xvi & 166 pages. No dust jacket.
The book is in fair condition. The binding is sound. The covers are slightly scuffed and grubby with bumping to the corners, and top and bottom of the spine. The back free endpaper is missing. The front paste-down endpaper is annotated in blue ink “55206” and “Stephen Powys Marks”, and there is a small Foyles label. The recto of the front free endpaper is annotated in black ink “March 1948 Rodney Gladwell”, and in pencil “3/6 Full (-?-)”. There is some tanning and foxing, and the fore edges of the leaves are uneven, ragged, and torn in places where the leaves have been inexpertly cut. On several leaves the fore edge has not been cut at all.
William Emerton Heitland (1847–1935) was a well-known classical scholar and a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. This book presents two essays containing Heitland's thoughts on eugenics and the application of “biological criticism” to sociological and political questions. Whilst much of the content is dubious in nature, the text provides an important document of its time. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in historical perspectives on eugenics and socio-political thought.

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Author(s):
W E Heitland, MA
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
135 x 195 mm
Edition:
1924
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
166
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Behind and Before: Two Essays on the Relation of History Politics and Eugenist Warnings

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W E Heitland, MA
Cambridge University Press, 1924.
Hardback; 135 x 195 mm; light brown boards with titles on a label pasted to the spine; xvi & 166 pages. No dust jacket.
The book is in fair condition. The binding is sound. The covers are slightly scuffed and grubby with bumping to the corners, and top and bottom of the spine. The back free endpaper is missing. The front paste-down endpaper is annotated in blue ink “55206” and “Stephen Powys Marks”, and there is a small Foyles label. The recto of the front free endpaper is annotated in black ink “March 1948 Rodney Gladwell”, and in pencil “3/6 Full (-?-)”. There is some tanning and foxing, and the fore edges of the leaves are uneven, ragged, and torn in places where the leaves have been inexpertly cut. On several leaves the fore edge has not been cut at all.
William Emerton Heitland (1847–1935) was a well-known classical scholar and a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. This book presents two essays containing Heitland's thoughts on eugenics and the application of “biological criticism” to sociological and political questions. Whilst much of the content is dubious in nature, the text provides an important document of its time. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in historical perspectives on eugenics and socio-political thought.

Author(s):
W E Heitland, MA
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
135 x 195 mm
Edition:
1924
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
166
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Behind and Before: Two Essays on the Relation of History Politics and Eugenist Warnings

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