Cambridge:: Harvard University Press, 1976., 1976. Second printing. 8vo. , 351,  pp. Illus., index. Orange black-and gilt-stamped cloth, dust-jacket; jacket with two nicks and a small tear on rear. Jacket art, by Leonard Baskin, is vibrant. Very good. ISBN: 0674952820 "Through the autumn and winter of 1799 in the Department of Aveyron in central France, a naked boy was seen swimming and drinking in streams, climbing trees, running at great speed on all fours, digging for roots and bulbs in the field, and, turning toward the sky, rendering up deep cries and great bursts of laughter. Encouraged perhaps by the treatment he had received from the farmers in the region, urged on perhaps by hunger, on January 8, 1800, he approached the workshop of a farmer…" – jacket. The 12-year old boy's name was given as Victor and Jean-Marc Itard became his teacher. Herein is the tale of the "enfant sauvage", also made with that name into a movie by director Francois Truffaut.
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