340
340
Litchfield, H.E.
EMMA DARWIN… A CENTURY OF FAMILY LETTERS... CAMBRIDGE: PRIVATELY PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1904
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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340
Litchfield, H.E.
EMMA DARWIN… A CENTURY OF FAMILY LETTERS... CAMBRIDGE: PRIVATELY PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1904
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 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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Litchfield, H.E.
EMMA DARWIN… A CENTURY OF FAMILY LETTERS... CAMBRIDGE: PRIVATELY PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1904
2 volumes, 8vo, FIRST EDITION [ONE OF 250 COPIES], SIGNED BY TWELVE MEMBERS OF THE DARWIN FAMILY on the recto of the half-title, numerous illustrations, annotated with several notes or amendments by Bernard Darwin, original cloth lettered in gilt, occasional spotting, tears to frontispiece tissue-guard, some adhesive tape repairs to one gathering in volume two, binding slightly worn, upper hinges of volume one splitting
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Provenance

Bernard Darwin (1876-1961), grandson of Charles Darwin and writer on golf

Literature

Freeman 1552; Grolier Club, Darwin (2004), p.30

Catalogue Note

A REMARKABLE ASSOCIATION COPY OF A RARE DARWIN FAMILY ITEM. As noted by Freeman, "this contains a large number of letters from Charles and is an important source of information about his day to day and family life". This copy was from the library of Bernard Darwin and includes his loosely inserted printed A Postscript to Emma Darwin: a Century of Family Letters comprising an account of Erasmus Darwin (1881-1915) who was killed during the First World War.

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

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London