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Bates, Henry Walter
THE NATURALIST ON THE RIVER AMAZONS. JOHN MURRAY, 1863
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239
Bates, Henry Walter
THE NATURALIST ON THE RIVER AMAZONS. JOHN MURRAY, 1863
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Bates, Henry Walter
THE NATURALIST ON THE RIVER AMAZONS. JOHN MURRAY, 1863
8vo, 2 volumes, FIRST EDITION, 8 wood-engraved plates, numerous illustrations, folding map, 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end of first volume dated January 1863, original pictorial brown cloth gilt, some short tears at extremities, occasional loose leaves, contents slightly shaken, binding worn, loss to lower free endpaper in second volume, hinges split
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Provenance

Ashley Montagu (1905–1999), British-American anthropologist, ownership signature

Catalogue Note

Bates accompanied Wallace on his expedition to the Amazon, departing in 1848. Wallace returned in 1852 but Bates remained and only arrived home in 1859. The purpose of the expedition was to gather facts "towards solving the problem of the origin of species". Darwin encouraged Bates to write this account and later described it as "...the best work of Natural History Travels ever published in England. Your style seems to me admirable. Nothing can be better than the discussion on the struggle for existence..." (see letter to H.W. Bates, 18 April 1863)

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London