Description

    Charles Darwin Autograph Memorandum Signed: " Ch. Darwin", 1.5 pages, 5" x 8", separate conjoined sheets. Headed by Darwin: "Index for Mr Darwin's work on the Variation of animals & Plants under Domestication." In full: "The names of all animals & plants to be given in Index. The names of all the authors, with very brief statement of subject- There need not be very copious references to the subjects discussed, as the Heading of Chapters show this. But when the same subject is alluded to in several places; it is highly advisable that it shd be given in Index. Thus I remember that Pelonic flowers or Pelonism is referred to in 3 or 4 places. My Book certainly requires a good index in an eminent degree." Mounting remnants on top of verso of second page. In very fine condition. Presented in a 5.5" x 8.5" folder with silk-covered boards, titled on cover in gilt lettering: "Charles Darwin/Autograph Memorandum Signed/regarding/ 'Variation of Animals & Plants/under Domestication'".

    "The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication" was published by Darwin in two volumes in 1868. After his "Origin of Species" (1859) seemed to affront both scientists and clergy, Darwin, after thorough and intense research, sought to show the impact of a species' surrounding environment, whether animal or plant, and the role that both natural and forced changes in this environment have had. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Small Flat (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,410

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 36 days left to consign to the 2017 December 5 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I would rate your performance excellent.
    D.H. ,
    Greeley, CO
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 June 11  Arms & Armor , Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 June 11 Arms & Armor , Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $949,301