Lot 878: Du Chaillu, Paul



2015-09-16 14:11:40

Lot 878: Du Chaillu Paul: (1831-1903) French-American Traveller, Zoologist, And Anthropologist. First Modern European Outsider To Confirm The Existence Of Gorillas, And Later The Pygmy Of Central Africa. A.L.S., P.B. Du Chaillu, One Page, 8Vo, London, 13Th July 1861, To Wesley Bennet. Du Chaillu Responds To His Correspondent Letter And States In Full 'I Have Received Your Very Kind Note. I Can Only Assure You That I Do Not Consider Myself Above My Fellowmen.' With Blank Integral Leaf And Traces Of Having Been Previously Affixed To The Verso Of Last Page. Accompanied By The Original Envelope Hand Addressed By Du Chaillu, Laid Down To A Larger Card. Vg. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £80-100
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