Bloomsbury Auctions - Books & Works on Paper (UNITED KINGDOM)

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22 Jun 2017

Bloomsbury Auctions - Books & Works on Paper
Category: Auctions
Venue: Bloomsbury Auctions
Address: 24 Maddox Street, W1S 1PP
Town: London
Opening hours: 12pm
Website: www.dreweatts.com
More information: 2868_Bloomsbury Auctions Books and Works on Paper.pdf
FEATURING LETTER SIGNED BY CHARLES DARWIN

Bloomsbury Auctions will be hosting the auction of Books & Works on Paper at 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP, at 12noon. The sale comprises 416 lots, ranging from in estimate from £100 – £6,000, with works from a wide range of collecting categories, notably English Literature & History, Autographs and Memorabilia, Art & Architecture, Travel and Sport, amongst others.
Of particular interest is an autograph letter signed by renowned English naturalist, Charles Darwin. The letter (lot 140, est. £4,000-£6,000) is written on mourning stationary to an unknown recipient, and reads: "Four editions of the Origin have appeared; that published last month is considerably added to and can be purchased through any bookseller. I am glad to hear that you are
interested in the subject”, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 17 December [1866]. Darwin received a request from his publisher John Murray for a fourth edition of 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’ in February 1866. This edition was released in November and it featured several corrections and additions to the previous ones, including a discussion on whether one or many forms of life first appeared.
Bloomsbury Auctions - Books & Works on Paper
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