Hesketh Pearson - Doctor Darwin
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Hesketh Pearson - Doctor Darwin.
Penguin 1943 first edition paperback.
Before Charles Darwin there was his grandfather, Dr Erasmus Darwin - humanitarian, philosopher, physician and poet. This wonderful wartime biography tells his story. Published in this first edition on thin paper to conserve resources during World War II, this book is fascinating in it's own right and contains several advertisements for products of the time. The cover has the date 2/10/44 pencilled on the front. Perhaps this was a wartime birthday gift? Own you own piece of important social history.
Condition: The top right hand corner of the cover is missing. Some creasing and foxing throughout. The back cover is coming away a little.
Dimensions: 7" x 4.1"
Available alone, with a P&C library card, or as a PatC box. Full details here.