December 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, December 14th, 5pm Pacific
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Charles Darwin autograph letter signed, dated 12 February 1879 shortly before his publication ''The Power of Movement in Plants''. Darwin writes fellow English naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates regarding a document to be sent to the Royal Society. Letter reads, ''Feb 12th 79 / Dear Bates / Enclosed is the certificate with 7 signatures, which I would think was ample, but I send it to you instead of direct to R.S. [Royal Society], as you might have to get stamps from Martin and friend Sir H.C. Rowlinson's signature, whom I do not know. If I were in your place I would append to your title 'Ex Pres [President] of Ent. [Entomological] Soc. [Society] Yr'; but you are the best judge of this. I think that you had better send the certificate, with note enclosed by a safe hand or [?]. Yours sincerely, Ch. Darwin''. Darwin had earlier praised Bates seminal work, ''The Naturalist on the River Amazons'', as the ''best book of Natural History Travels ever published in England''. Single page letter measures 5'' x 8''. Light soiling and wear; overall in very good plus condition with very bold handwriting and signature.
Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed to Fellow Naturalist & Explorer Henry Walter Bates, Author of ''The Naturalist on the River Amazons''Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed to Fellow Naturalist & Explorer Henry Walter Bates, Author of ''The Naturalist on the River Amazons''
Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed to Fellow Naturalist & Explorer Henry Walter Bates, Author of ''The Naturalist on the River Amazons''
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Auction closed on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
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