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Darwin, Charles
THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS. BEING THE FIRST PART OF THE GEOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE. SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 1842
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Darwin, Charles
THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS. BEING THE FIRST PART OF THE GEOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE. SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 1842
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Darwin, Charles
THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS. BEING THE FIRST PART OF THE GEOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE. SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 1842
8vo, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed in the author's hand "Dr Allan with the Author's kind regards" on half-title, 3 folding engraved maps, 2 coloured by hand, a few illustrations, one leaf "Preparing for Publication, by the same Author" at end, 16pp. advertisements dated May 1842 at end, original blue cloth, binding rebacked in calf (matching next lot)
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Provenance

Dr Allan, presentation inscription

Literature

Freeman 271; Grolier Club, Darwin (2004), p.14

Catalogue Note

An interesting presentation copy to Dr John Allan of Forres whose observations relating to the Seychelles were communicated to Darwin and are included in this work (pp. 185-6).

This is the first part of the geological results of the Beagle voyage (see next two lots for the other parts).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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