Item #5000519 Quatre années en Oceanie: Histoire naturelle de l'Homme et des sociétés qu'il organise. Antoine-Edouard FOLEY.
Quatre années en Oceanie: Histoire naturelle de l'Homme et des sociétés qu'il organise

Quatre années en Oceanie…
Quatre années en Oceanie: Histoire naturelle de l'Homme et des sociétés qu'il organise

Paris: J. Hetzel/J.-B. Baillière et fils, 1866/1876.

Octavo; two separately issued volumes bound together, volume 2 before volume 1; with five full-page wood-engraved plates; French quarter dark green morocco.

Racial types of Oceania

Antoine-Edouard Foleÿ (1820-1901) was a naval officer and doctor, whose best-known book was this. He also wrote several medical books including Du travail dans l'air comprimé, étude médicale, hygiénique et biologique (1863) and Le Choléra chez les autres et chez nous (1872), as well as Eki Tou-mata Ouengha Père et Dieu des Cruels humains, a rare and really eccentric novel set in New Zealand, based on Māori myths and legends. This is an important work on the development of humanity and the formation of races and individual types among the populations of Oceania, where he travelled as young man. His analysis reflects some of the pseudo-anatomical ethnological racialism prevalent for several decades from the 1870s.

Antoine-Edouard Foleÿ (1820-1901) was a naval officer and doctor, whose best-known book was this. He also wrote several medical books including Du travail dans l'air comprimé, étude médicale, hygiénique et biologique (1863) and Le Choléra chez les autres et chez nous (1872), as well as Eki Tou-mata Ouengha Père et Dieu des Cruels humains, a rare and really eccentric novel set in New Zealand, based on Māori myths and legends. This is an important work on the development of humanity and the formation of races and individual types among the populations of Oceania, where he travelled as young man. His analysis reflects some of the pseudo-anatomical ethnological racialism prevalent for several decades from the 1870s.

Ferguson, 9662a; O'Reilly-Reitman, 4416.

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