SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE LATE CHARLES, 3RD BARON LYELL
This pamphlet was presumably acquired by Charles Darwin during his brief stop in the Bay of Islands on the Beagle, 19-30 December 1835. On his return to Britain in 1836 he presented it to Joanna and Leonora Horner, the younger daughters of Leonard Horner, who were, like their sister Mary (wife of Charles Lyell), accomplished linguists. Darwin had first been introduced to the Horner family when studying in Edinburgh in 1825.
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