Signed presentation copy
London Thornton Butterworth 1937
First edition pp.372, illustrations, 4 maps, 1 folding. A very good copy in original cloth, slightly stained and chipped dust wrapper. With presentation inscription: To Sir Arthur Keith/ In Admiration/ Bertram Thomas/ May 1937. And the Armorial bookplate of Sir Cecil Wakeley.
Sir Arthur Keith was President of the Royal Anthropological Institute during the First World War. In the inter-war period he was a leading proponent of scientific racism. Is this what gained Bertram Thomas's admiration?