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New York: The Century Co., . First Edition Early but not first printing, which was in April 1907, of this title which advocated improved treatment of children and eugenic practices such as keeping the unfit and first cousins from marrying. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper to Jacob Riis: "To Jacob Riis/with the profound admiration/of/Luther Burbank/Santa Rosa Cal Mar 20th/1909." Small stain at the top of the front cover. Very Good or better (Item ID: 016440)

Luther Burbank was an American botanist, horticulturist, and a pioneer in agricultural science who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants. Jacob Riis was a pioneering photojournalist and author of the influential book HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES, an illustrated examination of poverty in New York City. His work influenced Lincoln Steffens and helped to create what would become "muckraking" or investigative journalism.


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