368
368

SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE LATE CHARLES, 3RD BARON LYELL

Autograph album
COLLECTION OF C.133 LETTERS BY BENTHAM, MILL, MALTHUS, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, AND OTHER DIVINES, METAPHYSICIANS, AND PHILOLOGISTS
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
368

SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE LATE CHARLES, 3RD BARON LYELL

Autograph album
COLLECTION OF C.133 LETTERS BY BENTHAM, MILL, MALTHUS, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, AND OTHER DIVINES, METAPHYSICIANS, AND PHILOLOGISTS
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Autograph album
COLLECTION OF C.133 LETTERS BY BENTHAM, MILL, MALTHUS, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, AND OTHER DIVINES, METAPHYSICIANS, AND PHILOLOGISTS
including autograph letters signed by Samuel Parr (2, one discussing "ticklish delays about the Regency", 3 pages, 1810-11), Sydney Smith, the Transcendentalist Theodore Parker (2), Joseph Blanco White (3, principally on Dante, 1828-36), Benjamin Jowett (4, including one to Sir Charles Lyell on the age of the earth asserted in editions of the Bible), Charles Kingsley (6, including comments on The Antiquity of Man “…I have read specially the Chapter on the analogy of Language & Natural History…”, 1863-72), Cardinal Newman, Francis W. Newman (6), Ram Mohan Roy, Samuel Wilberforce, Henry Ward Beecher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (accepting an invitation, 1 page, 28 March [ny]), Edward Sterling (on references to early Indian philosophy in the Principles, 4 pages, 7 April 1840), John Stuart Mill (2 letters to Lady Lyell, expressing gratitude that "you and Sir Charles Lyell ... sympathize in the main substance of the little book I ventured to send you", presumably The Subjection of Women, and inviting meeting on Women's Suffrage, 5 pages, 6-7 July 1870), Herbert Spencer (4), James Spedding (2), Jeremy Bentham (to Francis Horner, arguing that the number of writs of error or appeals in the House of Lords is systematically under-reported in the Journal, 8 pages, 24 May 1808), Thomas Malthus (4, to Francis Horner, one agreeing that "it would certainly be desirable to make the enquiries into the state of our population more particular" and suggesting revisions to questions posed in the coming census, the others discussing fluctuations in rates of exchange and other subjects, 15 pages, 4to, 24 February 1811 to 31 December 1813), Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm (one each, fragments of manuscript, one signed by Wilhelm), Max Müller (4, to Sir Charles Lyell, on historical linguistics, "Darwin's 'Natural Selection' and 'Struggle for Life' are just the keys that were wanted to unlock the mysteries of language", 9 pages), P.M. Roget; the letters mostly edge-mounted on the rectos of an album with photographic or print portraits on the facing versos; 66 numbered leaves, folio, half dark green morocco labelled on the upper cover "E Divines, Metaphysicians, Philologists", labelled on the inside cover "Leonard Lyell"; the album housed in a waxed linen bag
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Catalogue Note

AN ALBUM CONTAINING A NUMBER OF HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT LETTERS. Many of the letters, including the long letter by Jeremy Bentham and the important series by T.R. Malthus, were written to Francis Horner, the brother of Sir Charles Lyell's father-in-law Leonard Horner. Francis Horner (1778-1817) was a founder of the Edinburgh Review, a Whig MP, and writer on political economy.  

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