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, 3  vol. bound in 4 (including the appendix to volume 2), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED IN EACH VOLUME BY ROBERT FITZROY, 1839
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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, 3 vol. bound in 4 (including the appendix to volume 2), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED IN EACH VOLUME BY ROBERT FITZROY, 1839
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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, 3 vol. bound in 4 (including the appendix to volume 2), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY FROM ROBERT FITZROY, INSCRIBED IN EACH VOLUME "Georgiana Brown, July 26, 1839 from Robt. FitzRoy", half-titles in volumes 1-3, 48 engraved plates and maps (several folding), 7 folding engraved maps (of 8) loose as issued in pockets, advertisement for Darwin's "The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle" loosely inserted, publisher's blue-green cloth, spines uniformly faded, joints of volume 2 strengthened [Freeman 10, binding variant a; Hill 607; Norman 584; Sabin 37826], 8vo, Henry Colburn, 1839

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  • THE FIRST EDITION OF THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS OF THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, EACH VOLUME INSCRIBED BY ROBERT FITZROY (1806-1865), commander of the second voyage, and author of the second volume Proceedings of the Second Expedition 1831-1836.

    The first volume of the Narrative contains Captain King's account of the expedition in the Adventure between 1826 and 1830. The third volume is Charles Darwin's Journal and Remarks which record in detail an account of his fieldwork.

    A document in the National Archives, in the 'Pratt Manuscripts' held at Kent History and Library Centre, makes mention of a Georgiana Brown being a maid to Lady Frances Anne Fitzroy, Robert Fitzroy's mother.
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