Boston: American Unitarian Association, 1902. First Edition, First Printing.
White cloth over the spine to brown paper-covered boards, spine titles in red, front in gilt; Top edge gilt. 4.75 b7 6.875 inches, 82 pages.
The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear, corners with minor bumps and small rubs. The cloth has age-hand soiling. Some older erased bookseller markings on the front endpage with an obituary of the author laid-in.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #17512
The goal of the book was to i promote the eugenics movement and bring its aims to a broader non-academic audience.
Jordan hypothesized that much of the social decline after wars stemmed from 'the dysgenic effects of that conflict, which destroyed the fittest and left young widows who did not remarry and produce more children.'
Subjects: War and society, Evolution, Eugenics, Degeneration, Sociobiology