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, Under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy. 20th Thousand. With Portrait
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1890. New Edition. 500 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth hardcover, gilt illustration on front and titling on spine. Lightly tanned pages with fair tanning on fore-edge. Text-block is detached from boards. Ownership stamp and title page and through text. Boards are poor, cloth splits along hinges of spine, with fair rub and stain marks on front. Heavy staining and rubbing on rear board. A reading copy only. Price recently reduced! ! !
Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Modern very clean grey modern Library Binding. Lacks portrait.x.519pp.2 pages ads.2 pages with very neat pencil annotation in margin. Residue of library stamp on rear pastedown. Faint school library stamp base of title page.
8vo. Original gilt lettered blind-ruled green cloth with vignette of horseman chasing ostrich stamped in gilt on upper board (bright VG). Pp. vii + 519 + advts, illus with engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard and in text (large water stain covering most the front prelims from first blank endpaper to verso of title page including the frontispiece; previous owner's neat 1889 inscription on front paste-down).
Very Good. Issued Without a Dust Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Original Murray green cloth. This was the last Murray edition of this great work. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle' round the world. A Naturalist's Voyage-Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the countries visited during the Voyage of HMS Beagle round the World, under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy R.N. A handsome illustrated reprint Murray's popular edition. With 23 illustrations in black and white, both on plates and within the text and two folding maps. 8vo, publisher's original green cloth, the upper cover lettered within an all over decorative frame in dark blue, the spine lettered in gilt. xvi, 521, 4 ads. A pleasing copy, very well preserved and attractive. AN IMPORTANT WORK. A handsome illustrated edition of one of Darwin's earliest works. Even without publication of his works on evolution, he would have had a considerable reputation as the author of The Voyage of the Beagle. While 'The Origin of Species' dominates perceptions of his work, this is an important travel book in its own right and its relation to the background of his evolutionary ideas has often been stressed. (Freeman). "Of the great exploratory voyages, 'a most important place is taken by the voyage of the 'Beagle' in 1831-1834. Darwin's name is so associated with the evolutionary idea through which he profoundly influenced scientific, philosophical, political, religious, and ethical thought, that certain of his other claims are often forgotten. To appreciate his distinction, it is necessary to recall that, had he never written on evolution, he would still stand in the front rank among naturalists, and would have to be included in any history of science. Thus even during the voyage in the 'Beagle' he reached conclusions that modified and extended the fundamental working principles of geology and geophysics."-Singer.
Very Good. 8vo. Frontis engraved portrait of Darwin plus illistrations in text. vii + (3) + 519pp + 4 (ads). Illustration of horseman on top board. Some rubbing to edges. Small repair to tear in cloth at top joint. Some fading to gilt. Overall very good/tight copy in the original dark green Murray cloth as issued.
New edn with portrait. 8vo. Rebound in contemporary full calf prize binding, elaborately gilt tooled spine and borders, blind-stamped inner dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers with Manchester Grammar School arms stamped in gilt on upper board (edges of spine lightly scuffed-otherwise bright VG). Pp. xi + 500, illus with engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard and in text (MGS 1895 prize plate on front paste-down; some light spotting on prelims).
TRAVEL. VERY GOOD IN ORIGINAL GREEN DECORATED CLOTH, GILT DECORATION TO FRONT BOARD, GILT TITLES. FRONTISPIECE OF DARWIN. SOME FADING TO THE EDGE OF THE BOARDS, SLIGHT WEAR TO TOP AND BOTTOM OF SPINE, BUT A VERY GOOD COPY. 520 PAGES, PLUS 4 PAGES OF ADVERTS.
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