Alphonse de CANDOLLE (1806-1893), Swiss botanist. Autograph... - Lot 55 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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Alphonse de CANDOLLE (1806-1893), Swiss botanist. Autograph... - Lot 55 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
Alphonse de CANDOLLE (1806-1893), Swiss botanist. Autograph letter signed to Alexis Giraud-Teulon. 2 pp. in-8. Geneva, December 10, 1874. He comments on his work on the Origins of the family. "You practice the good scientific method, that of deductions, which leads to more or less probable probabilities, susceptible of modifications as one advances. The moral superiority of the Aryas, so ancient, strikes me very much. It is necessary that their separation from other men be from a very remote period, unless a moral variation has taken place due to an influence of climate, without modification of the forms, the white Semitic race having hardly any features different from those of the Aryas [...]. Have you sent your book to Mr. Darwin? I am convinced that he would read it with pleasure.
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