253
253
Fitzroy, Robert--Darwin, Charles
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. HENRY COLBURN, 1839
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
253
Fitzroy, Robert--Darwin, Charles
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. HENRY COLBURN, 1839
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

|
London

Fitzroy, Robert--Darwin, Charles
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. HENRY COLBURN, 1839
3 volumes and Appendix, large 8vo, FIRST EDITION, half-titles in volumes 1-3, frontispieces in volume one and 2, 46 plates, charts and maps (16 in volume one, including one folding; 24 in volume 2; 6 in Appendix), 8 folding maps in front pockets (2 in each volume) with dark blue ribbons, tables and woodcuts in the text, original dark blue cloth decorated in blind, lettered in gilt on spine with authors' names and "Colburn | London", bindings somewhat worn, spines faded, hinges split in volumes one and 2, some spotting and browning to folding maps, one folding map a little torn (4)
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Provenance

Bodleian Library, booklabels with shelfmarks (cancelled with "duplicate" stamps, which also appear on some titles)

Literature

Freeman 10 (variant a); Grolier, Darwin (2004), p.12

Catalogue Note

FIRST APPEARANCE OF WHAT IS NOW UNIVERSALLY KNOWN AS THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE. Darwin's section of Fitzroy's Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle was finished  by June 1837 and in print by early 1838. The author hoped there would be "a very remote possibility of my publishing my part before the Captains" (letter to Henslow, 18 May 1837). However, publication was held back until Fitzroy and King's contributions were finished, and the three volumes, plus the appendix to the second volume, appeared in mid-1839. 

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

|
London