Les Ages de la Nature et Histoire de l'Espece Humaine. M. le Cte de Lacepede.

Les Ages de la Nature et Histoire de l'Espece Humaine.

Paris: Levrault, 1830. First edition. Hardcover. Two volumes in one. The comte de Lacepede (1756 - 1825) was a French zoologist who theorized that during a very early epoch in human history, climate extremes caused a differentiation of the human species into four or five races, including Mongols, Arab-Europeans, Africans, "Hyperboreans" and Americans (a "truly aboriginal race"). 8vo, xi, 319pp; 323pp, unopened. Quarter black leather and black mottled boards. Gilt title at spine. Internally, some scattered foxing. Very good condition. Item #18373

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