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The person behind this signature remains a mystery; all that we have been able to determine is that he was acquainted with Christopher Morley.
Selected pages of a copy of J. B. S. Haldane's Daedalus: Or Science and the Future (New York: Dutton, 1924), inscribed by Peter Underhill.
This volume resides in the personal library of Christopher Morley. Underhill's signature matches closely with the one that appears on the door towards the bottom of the back left panel. The book, by renowned English geneticist J. B. S. Haldane, imagines how the invention of in-vitro fertilization (only a theoretical concept at the time) might change the world. It was one of several volumes written by the left-leaning scientist for a general audience.