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Crania Americana, or, A comparative view of the skulls of various aboriginal nations of North and South America : to which is prefixed an essay on the varieties of the human species : illustrated by seventy-eight plates and a colored map / by Samuel George Morton.

Other records:
Author/Creator:
Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851.
Other Title:
Comparative view of the skulls of various aboriginal nations of North and South America.
Crania Americana.
Publication:
Philadelphia : J. Dobson ; London : Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1839.
Format/Description:
Book
v, 296 p., 72 leaves of plates : ill., port., map ; 38 cm.
Subjects:
Craniology -- America.
Indians.
Ethnology.
Phrenology.
Notes:
"Appendix. Phrenological remarks on the relation between the natural talents and dispositions of nations, and the developments of their brains. By George Combe": p. [269]-291.
Errata on last leaf.
Advertisement of the lithographer, John Collins, tipped in back of copy 2.
Local notes:
Copy 1 imperfect: plates 1, 12-14, 18, 21, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 39, 41-43, 46, 47, 55, 56, 66, 67, 69 wanting.
Copy 2 imperfect: plates 1, 13, 14, 21, 23, 26, 29, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41-48, 51-55, 69 wanting.
Copy 1 has ms. inscription "To Dr. James Collins from his Friend Dr. Lean[?]" likely referring to University of Pennsylvania Medical school graduate James Collins, 1830-1895.
Penn Provenance:
Collins, James, Dr., 1830-1895 (inscription) (copy 1)
Lean(?), Dr. (autograph) (copy 1)
Penn Chronology:
1840
Contributor:
Combe, George, 1788-1858.
OCLC:
7867328
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