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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an Autobiographical Chapter. Vol. I-III

by Darwin, Francis

  • Hardback £175.00
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  • Catalogue No : 15195
  • Published : 1887
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : ix, [1], 395 [mis-numbered 539], [2]; [iv], 393 [2]; iv, 418
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 3 portrait frontispieces, 1 plate, 3 text illus


Fifth thousand revised, with errata corrected (second issue of the first edition, published in the same year as the first). Complete in 3 volumes.

Freeman 1453.


3 vols, 8vo, orig. cloth, spines faded, lettering dull, some staining. Good set from an institutional library, with small labels removed from spines; ink stamps of the Royal Army Medical College library to endpapers, title pages and verso of frontispieces, marked in ms 'The Fayrer Gift'; also with ink stamp of the Zoological Society of London, marked withdrawn. Lengthy inscription to Sir Joseph Fayrer F.R.S. to endpaper of Vol. I, 'from his very old friends at Oakfield Lodge ... Denmark Hill, 23rd January, 1888'. Sir Joseph Fayrer (1824-1907) was a British physician who served as Surgeon General in India. He is noted for his writings on medicine, work on public health, including the official investigation on cholera, and his studies on snakes and the treatment of snakebite, in India, including his classic, Thanatophidia of India. Being a Description of the Venomous Snakes of the Indian Peninsula, with an Account of the Influence of Their Poison on Life, 1874.

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