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Darwin, Charles--[Herschel, John F.W.]
'GEOLOGY' [WITHIN A MANUAL OF SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY; PREPARED FOR THE USE OF OFFICERS IN HER MAJESTY'S NAVY; AND TRAVELLERS IN GENERAL. EDITED BY SIR JOHN F.W. HERSCHEL... JOHN MURRAY, 1851]
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Darwin, Charles--[Herschel, John F.W.]
'GEOLOGY' [WITHIN A MANUAL OF SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY; PREPARED FOR THE USE OF OFFICERS IN HER MAJESTY'S NAVY; AND TRAVELLERS IN GENERAL. EDITED BY SIR JOHN F.W. HERSCHEL... JOHN MURRAY, 1851]
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Darwin, Charles--[Herschel, John F.W.]
'GEOLOGY' [WITHIN A MANUAL OF SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY; PREPARED FOR THE USE OF OFFICERS IN HER MAJESTY'S NAVY; AND TRAVELLERS IN GENERAL. EDITED BY SIR JOHN F.W. HERSCHEL... JOHN MURRAY, 1851]
8vo, second edition, double-page and single-page engraved plates, folding map, 32pp. publisher's catalogue (dated January 1851) at end, original blue blind-stamped cloth with gilt design on upper cover, library stamps, joints splitting, extremities worn
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Literature

Freeman 328

Catalogue Note

As noted by Norman, "Herschel was requested by the First Lord of the Admiralty... to edit this collection of scientific articles on subjects pertinent to naval training which was to be used as a textbook for cadets at the Royal Naval College." Darwin's contribution, entitled 'Geology' appears on pp. 166-204.

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