Paris: c. 1475. 159 x 108mm. Single column, four lines of text (r), 15 lines (v). Three-line initial ‘D’, richly illuminated border of floral design heightened in gold. The miniature painted within an arch-top border. Trimmed right to the border, small split in the vellum margin, otherwise in fine and fresh condition. Origin and provenance unknown, description pasted on back from Pirages; from a private California collection. (Inventory #: 105898)
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December 23, 1871. 8vo, 2 pp., 25 lines in ink written on rectos only; first sheet with printed letterhead "Down, Beckenham, Ken : Lee providing Darwin with his observations on the distribution of the sexes in trout populations and Darwin assisting Lee with t (click for more details)
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