DARWIN (CHARLES), ROBERT FITZROY and PHILIP PARKER KING Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the Years 1826 and 1836, describing the Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe, 4 vol. (including Appendix to volume 2), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of volume 3
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DARWIN (CHARLES), ROBERT FITZROY and PHILIP PARKER KING Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the Years 1826 and 1836, describing the Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe, 4 vol. (including Appendix to volume 2), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of volume 3
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DARWIN (CHARLES), ROBERT FITZROY and PHILIP PARKER KING
Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the Years 1826 and 1836, describing the Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe, 4 vol. (including Appendix to volume 2), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of volume 3, 9 folding maps by J. Gardner and J. and C. Walker, 47 etched plates after P.P. King, A. Earle, C. Martens, R. Fitzroy and others by T. Landseer, S. Bull, T.A. Prior and others, some light browning and soiling, plates with occasional offsetting and one or two imprints cropped, the maps all laid on linen and bound in to the volumes (the first with slight stain and fraying at edges), modern green half morocco gilt, red morocco spine labels [Freeman 10; Sabin 37826; Norman 584; Hill I, pp.104-5], 8vo (218 x 135mm.), Henry Colburn, 1839

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  • A HANDSOME SET OF THE FIRST ISSUE. This set is complete, but with the eight maps all bound in to the relevant volume rather than loose in pockets as issued.

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