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Lot #177
Charles Darwin

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English naturalist and author (1809–1882) whose book explaining his theories of evolution, On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859), takes a place among the most influential texts in the history of scientific thought. Ink signature, “Charles Darwin, Down, Kent, With Mr. Darwin’s compliments,” on an off-white 5 x 6.5 sheet of Down, Beckenham, Kent Railway Station letterhead, dated July 1, 1879. Double matted and framed with the original mailing envelope, addressed in Darwin’s hand, and a portrait of Darwin, to an overall size of 14 x 15. In fine condition. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #334 - Ended June 18, 2008