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Journal of Researches, into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world, under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy
London: John Murray, 1860.. Second edition, tenth thousand. 8vo. (xvi), 519, (1) pp. Contemporary prize binding from Rugby School, dark green full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label, the college crest in gilt to the upper board, endpapers and all edges marbled. Vignettes in the text. A little wear to the head of the spine, small and fairly inconspicuous scuff to lower board, an attractive copy. "It is impossible to overrate the influence of the voyage on Darwin's career: it was both his education and his opportunity. He left England untried and almost uneducated for science, he returned a successful collector, a practised and brilliant geologist, and with a wide general knowledge of zoology gained at first hand in many parts of the world" (DNB). The lessons learnt and specimens taken around the world led directly to "The Origin of Species" 20 years later. Freeman, 20 - "Final definitive text"
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