Jordan, David Starr
Title The Blood of the Nation. A Study of the Decay of Races Though the Survival of the Unfit
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Boston American Unitarian Association 1903
Seller ID 002678
Boston: American Unitarian Association, 1903. David Starr Jordan (1851-1931) was a noted scientist and educator who became the Founding President of Stanford University in 1891. Later he would be a peace advocate, Director of the Sierra Club, and a witness in the Scopes trial. Unfortunately, he was also prominent in the Eugenics movement, which advocated the forced sterilazation of the "unfit." Here is his tract on that now-discredited subject. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, which is uncommon to scarce. Tan paper-covered boards with a linen spine. Lettering on the cover is gilt, and red on the spine. Top edge is gilt; others are rough-cut. Clean and fresh text; 82 pages. Tiny bit of soiling on the back edge of the spine, else a Fine copy. An extremely attractive little book that contains some decidedly un-attractive ideas that were quite popular among "Progressives," until they reached fruition in Nazi Germany. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition.