Darwin’s century; the Jeremy Norman collection of rare books, manuscripts and portraits concerning the theory of evolution in the nineteenth century (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, London, 11 December 1992)
London, Sotheby’s, 1992
(27 cm), 159 (11) pp., illustrations. 431 lots. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A collection assembled by the American bookseller Jeremy Norman. The books realised “all about estimate, except for White, Account of the Regular Gradation of Man 1799, in an exceptionally fine binding by I. & S. Dodge, which made £4700 (Marlborough), against an estimate of £1500-2000” (from a saleroom report in The Book Collector, Spring 1993, p.94). Includes bibliographical references (pp.[160-161]) and copious index. ¶ Unmarked copy.