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  1. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle,

    Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle,

    between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe.
    First edition, first issue of the Darwin volume, Journal and Remarks 1832–1836, printed before the end of January 1839, the month he was elected to the Royal Society, and so without the letters F.R.S. after his name on the second title. Vol. I contains King's account of the expedition in the Adventure made between 1826 and 1830, surveying the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Learn More
    £45,000

    Date of Publication: 1839

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116016

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  2. "Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle,"

    "Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle,"

    between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe.
    First edition. In this set, the Darwin volume, "Journal and Remarks 1832-1836", is the first issue, printed before the end of January 1839, the month he was elected to the Royal Society, and so without the letters F.R.S. after his name on the second title. "The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the history of biological science" (DSB). Learn More
    £87,500

    Date of Publication: 1839

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109483

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  3. "Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle,"

    "Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle,"

    between the Years 1826 and 1836, describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe.
    First edition. "The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the history of biological science" (DSB). Vol. I contains King's account of the expedition in the Adventure made between 1826 and 1830, surveying the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. In Vol. II (and its appendix volume) Capt. Fitzroy described the narrative of the Beagle's second voyage, between 1831 and 1836 to South America, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia and other countries. Learn More
    £25,000

    Date of Publication: 1839

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80586

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