Memoir of the Rev. John Stevens Henslow.

(Darwin.) JENYNS (Leonard)

Memoir of the Rev. John Stevens Henslow.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with a mounted photograph portrait frontispiece, a couple of tiny spots on the photo and the backing paper a bit browned, the photo a bit faded, pp. ix, errata slip, 278, double-page table at p.100, 8vo, original dark green fine diaper cloth, edges rough trimmed, near fine

Publication Details: John Van Voorst, 1862

Notes: A very rare book in commerce. Freeman records two bindings: purple cloth, with inserted advertisements; and blue cloth, the latter probably a remainder binding. The cloth on this copy might at a stretch be called blueish-green, but not blue. 'Henslow was Professor of Botany at Cambridge when Darwin was at Christ's and they were personal friends - "the man who walked with Henslow". Later, he looked after the Beagle material when it reached England, and [Darwin's] Letters on Geology [Freeman 1] were addressed to him. Henslow himself had been invited to join the Beagle before Darwin was, as had L...more

Bibliography: (Freeman 830)

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Price: £6,750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1862

Stock Number: 61456

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