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From the “Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature” series. Hardcover, rhubarb cloth with black spine and cover titles and decorations, 12.3 by 16.8 cm, viii 156 pp., illus. including two fold-out tables. Very good with minor fading on the spine and faint foxing on the endpapers. This copy has an armorial bookplate on the front pastedown for Madison Grant, bearing the motto “Stand Fast.” Grant (1865-1937), a New York-based lawyer, was a strong advocate of eugenics.7 He authored The Passing of the Great Race (1916) which detailed the racial history of Europe and called for strict immigration policies, segregation, and selective breeding to remove "worthless race types" from the human gene pool.8 One of Grant’s admirers was Adolf Hitler, who wrote to Grant to thank him for writing The Passing, referring to the book as “my Bible.”9 This volume is a primer for prehistory man, including chapters on “The Precursors of Paleolithic Man,” “Paleolithic Man,” “Alluvial Deposits and Caves,” “Associated Animals and Implements,” etc.