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Darwin, Charles

A Naturalist's Voyage

Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle' round the world.

Published: John Murray, Albemarle Strret, London, 1888

Edition: Eighteenth Thousand

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Half brown leather with marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Five raised ribs to spine with gilt design and lettering to spine.

The author states in the preface to the first edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accomodations, that Darwin volunteered his services, which received, through the kindness of the hydographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty. He felt that the opportunities which he enjoyed of studying the Natural History of the different countries we visited, have been wholly due to Captain Fitz Roy, and it is hoped that the author may here be permitted to repeat his expression of gratitude to him; and to add that, during the five years we were together, he received from him the most cordial friendship and steady assistance.

This volume contains, in the form of a Journal, a history of our voyage, and a sketch of those observations in Natural History and Geology which will be of some interest for the general reader. The author has in this edition largely condensed and corrected some parts, and have added a little to others, in order to render the volume more fitted for popular reading.

Title. Works by the same author. Title. Preface. Postscript. Contents.. xii plus 615 pages text with some tables and line illustrations. Boards rubbed and corners bumped. Odd spot. Very clean copy.

  • Jacket Condition: Half Leather - Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 19.5 x 13 cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
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  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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