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    Two Georges Cuvier Autograph Letters Signed "G Cuvier". Two letters written entirely in French, one page each, from the French naturalist and zoologist. The first letter, 6" x 7.75', is dated March 1, 1829 and is a letter of introduction for fellow naturalist "M. Blanchard", addressed to Camillo Ranzani. The second, 6.75" x 8", is an undated letter addressed to friend and secretary of the Société des Observateurs de l'Homme, Louis-Fransçois Jauffret. Cuvier sends a corrected sheet of a dictionary leaf and hopes to present it to the author. Cuvier strove to improve scientific classes of species, and his work served as the standard zoological manual for most of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century.
    Condition: Usual mail folds, with some uneven toning and soiling. The larger letter has a small amount of paper loss where the seal was broken; this does not affect any of the text.

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