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Francis Galton: The Life and Work [Stopes Copy]

 
Francis Galton: The Life and Work [Stopes Copy] by FORREST D W [Harry Stopes-Roe - Mary Stopes-Roe] (1974)
Author: FORREST D W [Harry Stopes-Roe - Mary Stopes-Roe]
Title: Francis Galton: The Life and Work of a Victorian Genius
 
Year: 1974
Publisher: Paul Elek
Place: London
Dust Jacket: Yes
Signed: Yes
 
Price: £100
 
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Inscribed by the philosopher Harry Stopes-Roe (son of Marie Stopes) to his wife ‘Another Tuesday present To combine her old and new interests/ To encourage her to think about great thoughts and great problems with love From Harry Stopes Roe. 4.5.76.’

Brown cloth, a near fine copy in a good jacket, a little collection of ephemera relating to Galton publications laid in.

The chapter on ‘Hereditary genius’ may have chimed for both husband and wife: he was the son of the birth control campaigner Marie Stopes; she was the daughter of the inventor of the bouncing bomb: Barnes Wallis. This pamphlet comes from the collection of Harry Stopes Roe (1924-1914) and his wife Mary which was sold following the death of Mary Stopes Roe in May last year.
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