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GALTON, Francis.

London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1892, 1893, 1895. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spines gilt, green and black coated endpapers. 41 plates in the set (16 to vols one and two, 9 to vol. three). Bookplates of the "Oliver Collection" to all three pastedowns. Spines somewhat sunned, otherwise an excellent set. First editions of Galton's three publications on fingerprints, this a very scarce presentation set with the first work inscribed by Galton to his brother, "Erasmus Galton, from F.G.", on the half-title, the second work with Erasmus's ownership inscription "E. Galton, Oct 9 1893" to verso of front free endpaper. Erasmus (1815-1909) was presumably named after their maternal grandfather Erasmus Darwin. Though not the first to propose the use of fingerprints for identification, Galton was among the first to explain their possibilities in the identification of criminals. "Galton gathered together all the earlier studies and recorded other experiments, illustrated from photographs and drawings. The outcome of this was the appointment in 1899 of a Royal Commission which came out in favour of the adoption of the system by the British police forces" (PMM 376).

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GALTON, Francis (1822-1911)

London: Macmillan, 1892. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine-. Royal 8vo: xvi,216pp, with 34 tables and 23 figures on 16 (15?) full-page plates. Vertically grained maroon cloth, covers ruled in blind, spine stamped gilt, fore-edge untrimmed. Manuscript ex-libris in elegant script to title page. A superior copy: endpapers possibly renewed but very skillfully so, smudges on several pages, but generally clean and bright. PMM 376. Garrison-Morton 186. Heirs of Hippocrates 1905. Norman 867. Cushing G81. Bibliotheca Osleriana 1598. Waller 19650. The value of the fine ridges in the epidermis of the palmar surfaces of the fingers as a means of identification was known to the Chinese and others long before Galton proposed their use for such purposes. In the 1860s, Sir William James Herschel published a letter in the journal Nature, describing his method for identifying criminals in India by their fingerprints. Twenty years later, Henry Faulds, a Scottish surgeon working in Tokyo, published a letter, also in Nature, proposing a method to record fingerprints with printing ink. But it was Galton whose detailed studies of fingerprints led to the adoption of a classification that is still the basis for the system used throughout the world today. Galton saw Herschel's letter, and over the next five years developed his own statistical model of fingerprint analysis and identification, classifying fingerprint patterns into eight broad categories and devising a classification system. He had calculated that the chance of a false positive (two different individuals having the same fingerprints) was about 1 in 64 billion. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Galton Francis

London: Macmillan and Co, 1892. Book measures 9 x 6 inches.Collation, xvi,216pp,half title, 16 plates, [ only 15 listed ] , plates 2, page 145, plate 16, page 177, 1 double page coloured plates, 2 heightened in blue.Bound in publishers maroon cloth, with gilt title lettering, coloured endpapers. Spine slightly faded, small indentation mark on spine, minor abrasion mark on bottom board. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, light spotting to endpapers. Pages in very good clean condition. An excellent clean copy.. First Edition. Publishers Cloth. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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GALTON FRANCIS

London: Macmillan, 1892. First Edition. Hard Cover. First UK Edition. Publisher's original burgundy straight-grained cloth. Gilt title on spine. Original coated yellow end-papers. Black and white illustration on the title page. 15 plates with a total of 23 illustrations. One extra plate 16 (bound in opposite page 104) which is not called for in the index. All the plates are in the correct position. A totally original first edition in VG+ condition just very slight softening at the spine tips and with a small bookseller's ticket to the bottom right hand corner of the front paste-down. No D/W. A very nice copy indeed seldom seen in collectible condition and - most importantly - NOT AN EX-LIBRARY COPY AND THE SPINE IS NOT SUNNED. A superior copy.

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Galton, Francis

London: MacMillan and Co., 1892. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. xvi,216 pp.pp. Octavo. Bound in the original burgandy straight grained cloth. Gilt title on spine. Original coated yellow endpapers. Black and white illustration on the title page. Several institutional rubber stamps on the title page and text block. 15 plates with a total of 23 illustrations. One extra plate 16 (page 104) which is not called for in the index. Several of the plates bound in the wrong location but everything is complete. A very nice clean copy. PMM 376. Galton was not the first to recognize the individual nature of finger and hand prints but was the first to reprint the earlier studies and to start to come up with a system which could be used by police forms the world over. Galtons book is very scarce expecially in a collectable example. 1892

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Galton, Francis with An Introduction by Dr. Harold Cummins

New York: De Capo Press. As New. 1965. Hardcover. *** FREE UPGRADE to Courier/Priority Shipping Upon Request *** – – *** IN STOCK AND IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT - -- with a bonus offer .

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Galton, Francis

New York: Prometheus Books. New. 2006. Paperback. 1591024129 .*** FREE UPGRADE to Courier/Priority Shipping Upon Request *** – – *** IN STOCK AND IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT - Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened - 191 pages

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Finger prints.

Francis Galton

2010-12-17. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Francis Galton

2004-05-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Francis Galton

2006-07-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Francis Galton

Da Capo Pr, 1965-06-01. 2. Hardcover. Good.

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Galton, Sir Francis

Da Capo Press. PAPERBACK. 0306709104 Da Capo reprint of 1965. Cloth. Tips blunted. Name in ink. (law) . Very Good.

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Francis Galton

Da Capo Press, 1965. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1965. Reprint. 216 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over quarter bound cloth boards. Contains illustrated plates. Bright pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Damp spotting to hinge, with rubbing and a few small nicks to text block edges. Occasional finger marking throughout. Inscription on rear paste-down. Slight tanning along spine and board edges. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and minor bumps to corners. Slightly mottled with mould. Mildly chipped dust jacket has a few creases, scuffs and small tears. Light tanning. Rubbing with shelf wear, and tape reinforcement. Flaps are unclipped. Scuff sticker on front panel.

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Francis Galton

2004-05-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Francis Galton

Gale, Making of Modern Law, 2010-12-17. Paperback. Good.

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Galton, Francis

Da Capo Press. Used - Very Good. Da Capo Press. New York, 1965. Cloth. 8vo. Book is Near Fine. No Jacket. New introduction by Dr. Harold Cummins. Reprinted from the London edition of 1892.

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Finger Prints (Great Minds)

Francis Galton

Prometheus Books, 2006-06. Paperback. Good.

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Francis Galton

Prometheus Books, Publishers, 2006. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Galton, Francis

Da Capo Pr. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Galton, Francis

Prometheus Books. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Finger Prints: The Classic 1892 Treatise

Francis Galton

Dover Publications, 2004-12-14. Paperback. Good.

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Galton Francis

Prometheus Books, 2006. Soft cover. Very Good. The wraps are slightly shelf rubbed.Internally clean and tightly bound.EK.

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Galton Francis

Prometheus Books, 2006. Soft cover. Very Good. The wraps are slightly shelf rubbed.Internally clean and tightly bound.EK.

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Finger Prints : The Classic 1892 Treatise

Francis Galton

Dover Publications, Incorporated, 2004. Paperback. As New. Disclaimer:An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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