[Sir Charles Lyell]
Engraving on india paper, proof before title. Plate 225 x 152mm. 9 x 6".
Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1857) was a geologist. From 1823-1826 he was secretary of the Geological Society and later served as president. His highly influential Principles of Geology (1830-33) was an important source for Darwin's theories and went to many editions. He urged Darwin to publish 'Origin of Species', 1859, with Sir Joseph Hooker. He is considered the greatest geologist of his generation.
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