Item #42554 Journal of Researches, into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of HMS Beagle under Command of Captain Fitz Roy, R.N. Charles DARWIN.

Journal of Researches, into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of HMS Beagle under Command of Captain Fitz Roy, R.N..

London: John Murray, 1902. 8vo. (xvi), 521, (1) pp. Contemporary school prize binding of royal blue full calf by Relfe Brothers for Malvern College, spine with gilt tooled raised bands, gilt lettered red label, gilt tooling to other compartments and the edges of boards, endpapers and all edges marbled, the college crest in gilt to the upper cover and their prize label to the front pastedown. Frontispiece, 13 full page plates, another three plates bearing 2 illustrations apiece and a few illustrations in the text. A handsome copy. "It is impossible to overrate the influence of the voyage on Darwin's career: it was both his education and his opportunity. He left England untried and almost uneducated for science, he returned a successful collector, a practised and brilliant geologist, and with a wide general knowledge of zoology gained at first hand in many parts of the world" (DNB). The lessons learnt and specimens taken around the world led directly to "The Origin of Species" 20 years later. Freeman, 99. Item #42554

Price: £175.00

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