Mendel's Principles of Heredity
By Bateson, William
Pp. xiv, 413, 3 portraits of Mendel, 6 color plates, 38 black-and-white text figures and photos. Publisher’s original dark-blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine, lg 8vo. Gregor Mendel discovered the laws of inheritance but his original monograph, published in 1865, went almost entirely unnoticed. Bateson ‘discovered' Mendel monograph in 1881 and went on to become his foremost champion [see Printing and the Mind of Man 365(b)]. Bateson was one of the founders of the modern study of heredity and evolution for which he adopted the term “genetics.” In Part II at the end of the volume there is a biography of Mendel as well as the English translation of Mendel's 'Versuche über Pflanzenhybriden', previously published in the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, and the first English translation of Mendel's 1870 paper on hieracium hybrids obtained by artificial fertilization. This third printing includes additional sources on Mendel published in the three years since the first edition. See also Garrison-Morton, Medical Bibliography, B162. Inscription on the front endpaper.
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Some edge-wear to the outer cloth joints, endpapers with some faint browning, overall a very good copy.|