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318
[Darwin, Erasmus Alvey]--Hunter, John D.
MEMOIRS OF A CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA... FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN, 1823
Estimate
7501,250
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318
[Darwin, Erasmus Alvey]--Hunter, John D.
MEMOIRS OF A CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA... FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN, 1823
Estimate
7501,250
JUMP TO LOT

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[Darwin, Erasmus Alvey]--Hunter, John D.
MEMOIRS OF A CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA... FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN, 1823
8vo, second (first English) edition, FROM THE LIBRARY OF ERASMUS ALVEY DARWIN (signed "Eras. Darwin" on front free endpaper), contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, some browning and spotting, lacking preliminary blank, slightly rubbed at extremities
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Provenance

Erasmus Alvey Darwin (1804-1881), ownership signature

Literature

cf. Sabin 33920

Catalogue Note

A VOLUME FROM THE LIBRARY OF CHARLES DARWIN'S BROTHER AND ONE POSSIBLY MENTIONED IN A LETTER FROM ERASMUS TO CHARLES.

As noted by Janet Browne, "Charles Darwin idolised his older brother, and for a long time afterwards Erasmus remained one of the most important figures in his personal and intellectual life. Their relationship was marked by close bonds of mutual regard, ties far stronger than mere brotherly concern. As children they shared boyish enthusiasms, finding each other's company congenial. As adults they were alike in many ways…"

Charles and Erasmus certainly shared books. In a letter from Erasmus to his brother, dated 8 March 1825, Erasmus notes "…you may take Hunter or any other book you choose…" before requesting some books to be sent to him. The reference to Hunter is probably to a work by either William Hunter, the anatomist, or his brother, John Hunter, surgeon and anatomist. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin notes that a copy of a work by John Hunter was in Charles' library at Down House. However, it is also possible that the reference is to the present volume.

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

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