Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Item #222994
285 pages. The Presbyterian minister and college president's essay 'supporting the proposition that all men are of one human family' -- from the jacket flap. Reproduced from the enlarged 1810 edition. With a long introduction by Winthrop D. Jordan. In the The John Harvard Library series. First Belknap Press edition (first printing). A fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of edge wear. From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a posthumous tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance. *** Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay 'A Seahorse for All Races' Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: 'Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book.' *** We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.