Infant Ape and Human Child; instincts, emotions, play, habits. ****** An extraordinary specimen of the first edition with a pre-publication presentation for Dr. Arnold Gesell and preserved additions mounted on blank pages. ******

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Editorial: Museum Darwinianum, Moscow, Russian, except title on cover and title page in Russian and English, and with a 72 pages summary in English, including detailed contents and plate descriptions, 1935
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OFFERING: An extraordinary specimen of the first edition with a pre-publication presentation for Dr. Arnold Gesell and preserved additions mounted on blank pages. Arnold Gesell was the preeminent American child psychologist of his day. The founder of what is now the Yale Child Study Center, he initiated the use of cinematography in child development studies, documenting developmental milestones for children from infancy to adolescence. The work is the first comprehensive report on Kohts' findings and is a primatology classic, esteemed for its extraordinary suite of photographs; "these particular pictures are little short of classic and would have delighted Darwin." [Dr. Arnold Gesell] Based on her groundbreaking observations comparing the behavior of Roody, her son with Joni, a home-raised young chimpanzee, Kohts demonstrated that there are profound differences in cognitive development for language and gesture between human and chimpanzee. Her testing paralleled the work of Wolfgang Köhler, as "they independently devised early cognitive testing methodologies." [Frans B.M. de Waal] NADEZHDA NIKOLAEVNA LADYGINA-KOHTS [1889-1963]: Pioneer cognitive psychologist, Director of the Zoological Laboratory, Darwin Museum, Moscow, Lecturer in Comparative Psychology, State University, Moscow. Kohts was the first researcher to home raise a young chimpanzee (1913-16). Her early advocacy for advanced cognition capabilities for primates has proven correct and she was the first to demonstrate color vision in chimpanzees. Six ADDITIONS: some mounted, those by Kohts in purple ink. 1) Presentation: in English, made July 12, 1935, about one month before publication. 2) Letter: A signed, typed letter in English from Kohts to Gesell, her signature with an extended upper stem flourish, 13 lines, December 14, 1935 date, stamped heading-Zoopsycologiches Laboratorium Moscow, requesting his views on her research; "Herewith I am forwarding to you by parcel post the product of many years of my labor, the book." "I am eagerly looking forward to your highly valuable comment, especially in respect of that part which deals with child psychology." 3) Mailing Envelope: with typed addresses. 4) Book Review: Dr. Gesell's personal offprint copy of his 1937 review of Kohts' book in the "Journal of Genetic Psychology", no. 50, pp. 465-67; "Out of Russia comes a striking volume with an arresting title." Gesell notes Kohts' wealth of evidence for differences in communication skills and intellectual development between chimpanzees and humans; "The manifestation of emotion in pantomime is incomparably more prominent in the chimpanzee", while Kohts' son, Roody at age 1 is, "already engaged in spontaneous word building" (something the chimpanzee, Joni never demonstrated). Gesell notes also that Kohts was able to determine Joni was independently capable of 25 distinguishable sounds and that the reaction of the (young) chimpanzee and her (baby) son to seeing for the first time their mirror image was strikingly alike. 5) Clipping: of The New Yorker cartoon by Robert J. Day, showing researchers looking at infant chimpanzees and humans, the caption ending, "The Harvard entrance examinations will tell the story." 6) Notations: Cartoon: "from New Yorker" added by Gesell / Contents: prologue crossed-out by Kohts / English Summary: Gesell added in pencil in margins, 5 comments and brackets and asterisks. PAGINATION: Complete; 616 pages; illustrated with 744 illustrations on 146 captioned plates, b/w photo frontispiece, color portraits of Roody and Joni + 21 heavyweight leaves with 23 plates reproducing 138 figures, 19 plates printed on one side, 3 color, and one other plate with 9 of 18 reproductions in color, some plates reproducing excellent full-page drawings made under Kohts' supervision from observation or photographs + the renowned rear suite with its 604 b/w photo reproductions on 120 card plates. SIZE: 262 x 180 mm. ADDITIONAL DESCRIPTION: please request. N° de ref. de la librería

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Título: Infant Ape and Human Child; instincts, ...
Editorial: Museum Darwinianum, Moscow, Russian, except title on cover and title page in Russian and English, and with a 72 pages summary in English, including detailed contents and plate descriptions
Año de publicación: 1935
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Condición del libro: Good
Edición: 1st Edition

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