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1 Biddiss, Michael D. Father of Racist Ideology - The Social and Political Thought of Count Gobineau
New York Weybright and Talley 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from very small ticks against some of the reference list at rear) with VG+ dustjacket which has a very small closed tear to front and is not price clipped. x + 314 pages. Portrait frontispiece. First US edition. The first general study in English of the French aristocrat Count Gobineau - Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau (1816-1882)., the 'father of racism' and the most distinguished 19th century proponent of that doctrine. His notorious Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races surpasses in scope and sinister grandeur even that other racist classic Mein Kampf. Gobineau, a complex and enigmatic figure who has in the past been subject to extremes of reverence, denunciation and misrepresentation alike, here receives a more balanced assessment. reliant upon unreason. A valuable case study of the type of political philosophy **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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