On the Ikonomatic Method of Phonetic Writing, with Special Reference to American Archæology; Read before the American Philosophical Society, October 1, 1886

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Brinton, Daniel G. (1837-1899)

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Brinton, Daniel G. (1837-1899). On the Ikonomatic Method of Phonetic Writing, with Special Reference to American Archæology; Read before the American Philosophical Society, October 1, 1886. Philadelphia: Press of McCalla & Stavely, 1886. First Edition. pp. 14. 8vo. Illustrated stapled card covers. Black and white illustrations. Light age-toning to the marings of the covers, the front cover is present but has detached neatly along the spine, contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked. Overall, very good. Daniel Brinton was an American surgeon, historian, archaeologist and ethnologist. Known as an advocate of theories of scientific racism he claimed that “all races were ‘not equally endowed,’ which disqualified [some of] them from the atmosphere of modern enlightenment.” He further asserted that some have “…an inborn tendency, constitutionally recreant to the codes of civilization, and therefore technically criminal.” He further claimed that characteristics of “races, nations, tribes…supply the only sure foundations for legislation, not a priori notions of the rights of man.” Scarce with no extant copies of this title available in commerce. See OCLC #465085968. We note the presence of this title in only two institutions. Stapled Wraps. (#1287) $95.00