He is best known for his exploring in Africa during which time he became the first modern scholar to confirm the existence of the gorilla and to confirm the existence of various pygmy peoples. He occasionally encountered opposition and criticism by rivals who charged him with exaggeration (and a smaller group of total pigs denouncing his alleged African blood – a very serious charge in those days). I offer the following: du Chaillu, Paul. ALS – Autographed Hand-Written Letter By Explorer Paul du Chaillu. Inscribed & Signed By Author. This is a folded sheet ca. 4 1/2 by 7 inches. Text is on front page only – 16 lines, dated March 30, 1900 (roughly three years before his death), in Boston, to My dear friend Ethel… Miscellaneous comments about lecturing, regards to Ethel and her mother, leaving for New York, etc. I found this letter tucked into a battered copy of Du Chaillu’s The Land of Midnight Sun. Even small books going to other countries are expensive; heavier books are outrageously expensive. If you are in another country, please keep this in mind. Nutmeg Books has been in business as an open shop since 1977. We have always prided ourselves on fair dealing and good customer service. The bulk of our stock is non-fiction, often with a scholarly or offbeat orientation. Our shop is still open, but we seldom issue catalogs anymore. The item “Paul Du Chaillu ALS Handwritten Letter Autograph Explorer Africa Gorilla Pygmies” is in sale since Wednesday, April 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “nutmegbk” and is located in Torrington, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Paul du Chaillu