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Identifier: PC-USA-OriginMS270
Date: [1858.11.13--1858.11.30]
Name: Darwin Charles Robert
Attributed title: Draft of Origin, folio 270
Description: From the auction description: Autograph manuscript, title "sect 7. Instinct", being the page numbered "270" from the manuscript of On The Origin Of Species. (c 1858). 1 page on the recto only of a leaf of wove blue paper (8 1/4 x 6 in; 208 x 165 mm), 140 words, with several deletions, emendations, and interlineations; geometric exercises on the recto, with Darwin annotations. Formerly folded, bottom of the sheet cut out affecting the first words of the last line. The text corresponds, with a number of stylistic differences, to lines 6 to 21 on page 238 (Chapter 7 - "Instinct" - session "Neuter or sterile insects") of the first edition of On the Origin of Species. From the collection of Jacob Podell. Sotheby's New York, 14 June 2016, lot 207. Sold for $250,000 in 2016.
Document type: Draft

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