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Racia Contrasts: Distinguishing Traits of the Graeco-Latins and Teutons [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]

Gehring, Albert

Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1908
Condition: vg Hardcover

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8vo. vi,237pp. Maroon cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine in original dust wrapper. Top edge gilt. Inscribed in blue ink by author to his wife on blank page preceding t.-p: "Sunshine, not theory, is your domain; but to whom should I dedicate these pages, that have risen under the sweet influence of your companionship, if not to you, my dear wife?" Additionally, Gehring hand wrote the name of his wife "Hermine Gehring Hammer" on free front endpaper. "This book is a study in race psychology made with the purpose of differentiating the moral, intellectual, and spiritual qualities revealed in the literature, life, and art of the Graeco-Latin peoples from the characteristics of the Teutonic race as seen in the same fields. A work of this kind - to come within measurable distance of accomplishing its purpose - could only have been written by an author who combined broad culture with a rare capacity for safe and sweeping generalization, psychological insight, and, last and not least, sound sense. It is the combination of such qualities that gives this book its value, and that secured for it, in advance of publication, golden opinions in high places." Minor rubbing, staining and scuffing on binding. Some chipping and creasing on dw. Tight copy with dust wrapper in overall good, binding in very good and interior in near fine condition. Scarce in dust wrapper. Unique inscribed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 24723

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Title: Racia Contrasts: Distinguishing Traits of ...

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1908

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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