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Anonymous Patron writes "The largest, most comprehensive collection of books by and about Charles Darwin has been bought by the Natural History Museum, London. Known as the Kohler Darwin Collection, it includes almost everything Darwin published from 1829 onwards. Highlights of the collection include:
* first edition of On the Origin of Species presentation copy and the accompanying handwritten letter Darwin sent to W B Tegetmeier, a poultry expert, pigeon fancier and naturalist who helped Darwin with his studies
* a rare copy of Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle, bound in original cloth in three volumes
* 470 different editions of On the Origin of Species in 28 languages plus Braille, which is more editions than have ever previously been brought together More Here"