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,  Henry Colburn, 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, Henry Colburn, 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,  Henry Colburn, 1839
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, 48 engraved plates and maps, 8 folding engraved maps (6 laid on linen, all loose as issued, retained in pockets inside upper covers), without half-titles, light offsetting from frontispiece to title in volume 1 but generally an unusually clean clopy, later half calf, rebacked in calf gilt with red and green gilt morocco labels [Freeman 10; Hill 607; Norman 584; Sabin 37826], 8vo, Henry Colburn, 1839

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  • Provenance: Arthur J. Balfour (1848-1930, Prime Minister), with "Whittinghame Library" gilt stamped on upper covers; Thomas P. Jones, Chile, with loosely inserted invoice ("£3.10.0") from J.A. Allen & Co., 6 April 1940.
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