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

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Darwin, Charles
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“CHARLES DARWIN”), TO C. V. RILEY
thanking him for his ninth report on the insects of Missouri (“...you always manage to discuss points of general interest, besides those of practical importance...”) and commenting that the ovipositor of the sawfly is “a pretty illustration of a sub-rudimentary organ”, 2 pages, 8vo, headed stationery of Down House, 19 May 1877, framed and glazed, small puncture hole, slight adhesive residue, minor staining affecting signature, damage to frame 
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DCP-LETT-10967F

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Charles Valentine Riley (1843-95) was State entomologist of Missouri from 1868 to 1876. He exchanged a number of letters with Darwin through the 1870s, mostly relating to his nine Annual reports on the noxious, beneficial and other insects of the State of Missouri.

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

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London