26 September 2002
CHARLES DARWIN (1809-1882)
Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands visited during the voyage of H.M.S Beagle, together with some brief notices on the geology of Australia and the Cape of Good Hope. Being the second part of the Geology of the Voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. Fitzroy, R.N. during the years 1832 to 1836. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1844. 8° (222 x 140mm.). 24pp. publishers' catalogue, dated January 1844, bound at back. Folding lithographic map. Original blue cloth, blocked in blind, spine with title and price in gilt (some discolouration, spine split and chipped).
General Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883, presented in 1870 or later to:); Royal Artillery Institution Library (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. 'The three parts of Darwin's geological results of the Beagle voyage were separately published over a period of five years, but they were intended, and described on the title pages, as parts of one work' (Freeman). Freeman 272.
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