Lot 360: Richard Owen

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:52:05

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Lot 360: English biologist and paleontologist (1804–1892) best known for interpreting fossils and coining the term 'dinosaur.' ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, Sheen Lodge letterhead, April 25, 1866. Letter to a friend, in part: "Accept my best thanks for the tickets you so kindly sent for Monday's 'Philharmonic'; I shall gladly avail myself of them…I should be very happy to see you at dinner at the above address, at 5 p.m. (an usual Sunday hour), but I hope the weather may be such as to tempt you to start by an early train from Waterloo Sta." In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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