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Darwin, Charles--Wilcox, Michael
JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES BY CHARLES DARWIN INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY & GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE. [NEW YORK]: LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, 1956
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
256
Darwin, Charles--Wilcox, Michael
JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES BY CHARLES DARWIN INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY & GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE. [NEW YORK]: LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, 1956
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Darwin, Charles--Wilcox, Michael
JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES BY CHARLES DARWIN INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY & GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE. [NEW YORK]: LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, 1956
small folio, LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, being number 946 of 1500 copies, title printed in red and black, wood-engraved illustrations by Robert Gibbings, in a designer binding by Michael Wilcox dated 1999, grey morocco with coloured morocco inlays covering both covers and spine depicting shells, birds, tortoises, and strata with the Beagle in black silhouette at centre, also with gilt birds, dolphins, title of work, etc., top edge gilt, with a typed letter signed by the binder loosely inserted declining a commission, blue cloth box
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Literature

Freeman 146; Grolier Club, Darwin (2004), p.12

Catalogue Note

A modern edition, based on the second edition of 1845, in an exceptional binding. Included in this lot is a framed typed letter, signed, from the binder, explaining the symbolism of the binding and the subtly changing images of the animals and shells representing evolution.

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

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London