FINE RARE BOOKS, ATLASES AND MANUSCRIPTS

141

Johann Friedrich BLUMENBACH

Anthropology. BLUMENBACH. De Generis Humani Varietate Nativa.

EUR 400,00
Starting price
EUR 800,00 / 1.000,00
Estimate

Description

Johann Friedrich BLUMENBACH
Anthropology. BLUMENBACH. De Generis Humani Varietate Nativa.
 
BLUMENBACH, Johann Friedrich. De Generis Humani Varietate Nativa. Praemissa est Epistola ad Virum Perillustrem Iosephum Banks Baronetum...  
Gôttingen, Vandenhoek et Ruprecht, 1795. 

In-8° piccolo di mm. 160 x 100, pp. XLIV, 2, 326, 10, con 2 tavv. in rame ripiegate f.t. al termine. Leg. piena pelle coeva, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Ex libris F. De la Mennais. Qualche pagina arrossata, ma buon esemplare.

Testo fondamentale nella storia dell’antropologia, appartenuto al celebre scrittore François de La Mennais: bella edizione, con nuove aggiunte, di questo interessante esemplare. Johann Friedrich Blumenbach ,1752-1840, pubblicò inizialmente questo testo in gioventù come lavoro di dottorato, nel 1775; in quest’edizione si aggiungono la lettera a Joseph Banks e l’Index Suppelectilis Anthropologicae Aucthoris ,ovvero la collezione di reperti riuniti dallo stesso Blumenbach. "His work is... now considered as the foundation of the science of physical anthropology - the study of the origin and evolution of the races of men... - B. was able to develop the thesis that all the living races are varietis of a single species, homo sapiens... B. was opposed to the practice of slavery and the then current belief in the inherent savagery of the colored races... Blumenbach had a great influence on the scientific explorers and travellers of the time; among his pupils were Alexander von Humboldt and others." (P.M.M., n. 219). "His classification, with little modification, has survived to the present time" (Garrison-Morton, n. 156).
tue 1 December 2020
Auction times
Capitanio Palace Via dei Soncin, 25 35122, Padua Capitanio Palace Via dei Soncin, 25 35122, Padua

EXHIBITION ONLY ON APPOINTMENT*

PADUA

 

Friday                     27    NOVEMBER     10-18

Saturday                28    NOVEMBER      10-18

Sunday                   29    NOVEMBER     10-18



* The exhibition of the lots may be subject to variations due to the regulations of the Italian State for COVID-19. Bado and Mart Auctions is available to provide condition reports on request and support for registration