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Spencer, H.; Lubbock, J.; Huxley, T.H. et al.
MEMORIAL OF BRITISH AUTHORS ON THE SUBJECT OF COPYRIGHT IN THE UNITED STATES. [NO PUBLISHER, C.1872]
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Spencer, H.; Lubbock, J.; Huxley, T.H. et al.
MEMORIAL OF BRITISH AUTHORS ON THE SUBJECT OF COPYRIGHT IN THE UNITED STATES. [NO PUBLISHER, C.1872]
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Spencer, H.; Lubbock, J.; Huxley, T.H. et al.
MEMORIAL OF BRITISH AUTHORS ON THE SUBJECT OF COPYRIGHT IN THE UNITED STATES. [NO PUBLISHER, C.1872]
printed both sides of single sheet, SIGNED BY CHARLES DARWIN AT END, mounted, framed and glazed, several folds
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Catalogue Note

In 1872 with no copyright treaty existing between the United Kingdom and the United States, American publishers could reprint texts by English authors without payment to either author or English publisher. The text of this "memorial" was presented at a meeting of publishers in New York on 6 February 1872. It was also sent to Earl Granville, the foreign secretary, on 19 April 1892, signed by 51 signatories.

The present piece with 29 printed signatories (and Darwin’s handwritten signature as a thirtieth name) evidently comprises an interim printed version of the memorial.

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

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