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DARWIN, Charles.
Extracts from Letters Addressed to Professor Henslow by Charles Darwin, Esq. Read at a Meeting of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 16 November, 1835.

A reprint of the original pamphlet dated Cambridge, Dec.1, 1835.

pp. v, (i), 31, (iii). Original brown paper wrappers, lettered on the front BEAGLE LETTERS within a double-rule box, stitched as issued, the front cover faintly folded and with a small marginal tear at the top and at the fore-edge, a tiny tear in this margin of the first seven leaves, presentation copy signed from SYDNEY SMITH, who wrote the Preface, to P. J. GAUTREY.

*FREEMAN 4 - the Preface to the above by Sydney Smith, states that this was Darwin's first published work, but, as Freeman makes clear, this being privately printed, was never published, and anyway, his first published material relates to the records of beetles and a moth in Stephens Illustrations of British Entomology, 1829. Ten letters to Henslow are here extracted, three of which are reprinted in full in Life and Letters, v.I, three in More Letters, v.I and the whole set in Nora Barlow, Darwin and Henslow, the Growth of an Idea, 1967.

Privately printed [at the University Press, Cambridge].

Date Published: 1960.

Stock No. 63359

Price: 50.00