Charles Darwin (1809-82) was the English naturalist famous for the theory of evolution by natural selection. He began studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but developed a fascination for natural history and left Edinburgh to attend Christ's College, Cambridge, where he pursued his new interest while taking a Bachelor of Arts degree. ...
Charles Darwin (1809-82) was the English naturalist famous for the theory of evolution by natural selection. He began studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but developed a fascination for natural history and left Edinburgh to attend Christ's College, Cambridge, where he pursued his new interest while taking a Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating, he had the opportunity to secure a position as ship's naturalist aboard H.M.S. Beagle for a five-year, round-the-world voyage which would make him famous. Published in 1845, this book is the second edition of Darwin's expedition journal, more popularly known as The Voyage of the Beagle. Throughout the journey he made observations and discoveries that would lead him to develop his revolutionary theory of evolution, which later appeared in On the Origin of Species and created a storm in the scientific and religious communities.
Fair. Ninth Edition; 1890. Poor Condition. Green cloth covers with black titles; edges and covers worn; 12mo, 6 3/4" to 7 3/4" tall; no jacket. Front interior hinge completely broken with spine cover pulled away from spine; loose binding; 381 pages.
black-&-white illustrations. Binding slightly stressed. contents unmarked. A good copy. 8vo, pp. 615. Tissue-guarded frontspiece. Bound in original blue cloth over beveled boards. Boards & lettering on spine embellished in gilt. Prize bookplate dated 1891 to inside front board. Some rubbing to board edges and a few instances of spotting and rubbing to cloth. Front hinge starting, but holding nicely.
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has soft covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Internally fair, slight split in spine., 300grams, ISBN:
Near Fine- Shelf 471 Text clean; book tight; gilt to top edge of paper; paper lightly browned; a bit of light rubbing/ scuffs to edge and corner of covers and spine strip; Not a book club (BC)copy. No previous owner name, not ex library, not a remainder, smoke free. PHOTOS POSTED WITH OUR BOOKS ARE STOCK AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT CONDITION OR EDITION OF BOOK OFFERED FOR SALE. WE DO NOT POST THE PHOTOS.
Poor. No Jacket. 381 pages (complete). A volume in the Minerva Library of Famous Books. This book has been subjected to neglect. There are damp effects throughout but they are not disabling or vexing. The board covers are much worn, scuffed, stained. They are healthy and stoic. The spine is resolute if somewhat worn. Inside, the pages have damp stains to the outer corners. There is also some mild warping. However, the pages are benign, assured, clear, competent, expectant and certain. fk.
Very good. Blue cloth with printed design in black and gilt. Introduction by Richard Keynes. Colour & b/w plates. Maps to endpapers. Top edge blue. Small mark to rear board. Contained in a black slipcase which is a little scuffed. [S]
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. Fitz Roy, R.N.
by Professor Charles Darwin
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