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Lyell, Charles (1797-1875)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
132
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$948$800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Lyell, Charles (1797-1875), Autograph letter signed, June 13, [no year], three pages, to J.B. Gordon, presumably a printer/publisher, concerning a correction to one of Lyell's illustrations of Ireland, including a small sketch of the island and discussing his proposed changes, text in part: "It seems to me quite clear that Ireland must be done again and I hope may be inserted into the old cut & probably your reduced figure No. 2 will, but I should have liken to have been able to talk over our point with you.," (very slight soiling, else very good to excellent).

Note: Lyell's Principles of Geology was the bedrock of modern geological theory and one of the most influential series of books on the subject in the 19th century. He also had a profound influence on a young Charles Darwin.

Estimate $250-350

Keywords

Charles Darwin, Darwin, Fellows of the Royal Society

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