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

Lyell family--photographs
ALBUM OF 94 CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS, CHIEFLY OF VICTORIAN SCIENTISTS
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
372

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

Lyell family--photographs
ALBUM OF 94 CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS, CHIEFLY OF VICTORIAN SCIENTISTS
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Lyell family--photographs
ALBUM OF 94 CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS, CHIEFLY OF VICTORIAN SCIENTISTS
including Adam Sedgwick, Sir Roderick Murchison, Edward Forbes, W.S. Symonds, William Pengelly, Charles Darwin (Elliot & Fry, [1874]), T.H. Huxley, J.D. Hooker, Louis Agassiz, Michael Faraday, C.G. Ehrenberg, Julius Haast, Wilhelm Heidinger, Benjamin Silliman, Ernest Haeckel, and others, also British and German royals, military figures (especially from the American Civil War such as Generals G. McClellan and Oliver Howard), and some American public figures such as Lincoln and George William Childs, each photograph c.90 x 55mm mounted on photographer's card c.100 x 60mm, 1860s-70s, some inscribed on the mount or the reverse to Lady Lyell or Sir Charles Lyell, inserted in an album and captioned in pencil, with four additional larger-format photographic portraits loose at the back, green roan gilt, edges gilt, binding worn and lacking clasps
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Catalogue Note

AN EXCEPTIONAL RECORD OF NINETEENTH CENTURY SCIENTISTS. This album was assembled in the late 1860s and early 1870s, at the height of the fashion for carte-de-visite. It was compiled by a member of the Lyell family and of course these eminent scientists were all personally known to Sir Charles and Lady Mary Lyell.

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