• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 130

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Autograph letter signed ('Ch. Darwin') to an unidentified recipient, Down, 28 December n.y. [1870], thanking his correspondent for offering to translate 'my new book' [Descent of Man] into Dutch, but Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zoutereen has already undertaken the task, and publication is imminent, one page, 8vo, laid onto an album leaf with six other letters and signatures.

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    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Autograph letter signed ('Ch. Darwin') to an unidentified recipient, Down, 28 December n.y. [1870], thanking his correspondent for offering to translate 'my new book' [Descent of Man] into Dutch, but Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zoutereen has already undertaken the task, and publication is imminent, one page, 8vo, laid onto an album leaf with six other letters and signatures.


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