Cambridge: University Press, 1913. 8vo. xiv, [ii], 413 pp., including half-title. THIRD EDITION. With photographic portraits, 2 full-page and 4 double-page color plates, numerous text illustrations and diagrams. Original cloth, bumped; interior excellent. Stamp on fly-leaf, “purchased by H.M.S.O. for S.D. 8 War Office” with a sold stamp over it. Item #15652
Third and final edition of Bateson’ text, significantly revised and enlarged from the original 1902 and subsequent 1909 publication. Considered the first textbook on genetics, this detailed study of color, gametic coupling, spurious allelomorphism, heredity and sex further interprets Mendel’s data and proves that Mendelian behaviour holds for animals as well as plants. The note to this third impression reads in part: “In the past three years the progress of Mendelian analysis has been very rapid, and certain chapters of this book, especially those dealing with coupling and repulsion, and with the heredity of sex, are in essential respects out of date. Knowledge of these subjects is at present in a transitional stage, and I have endeavoured in a series of brief Appendixes to acquaint the reader with the nature of the principal advances made, while awaiting an opportunity of rewriting the book.”.