Stockholm: Hasse W. Tullberg Co. Ltd., 1921. First Edition. Wraps. Quarto; pp; 128; illustrated, frontispiece, in text black and white photographs plus twenty full page black and white plates at rear; original printed cream paper wrappers;. Light soiling to the wrappers, internally mostly uncut, very good. Item #17174
The author Dr. Lundborg was extremely negative towards the Jewish people, and strongly involved with the ideology of racial hygiene. In the beginning of the 20th century, the idea that eugenics could improve the biological basis of society was widely held by academics and lawmakers, particularly in northern Europe and the United States. In 1922 Sweden established a eugenic governmental agency, the State Institute of Racial Biology, of which Lundborg was appointed as the head. Under his leadership, the institute began gathering copious statistics and photographs to map the racial make-up of about 100,000 Swedish people.