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JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY AND GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED During the Voyage Round the World of H.M.S. 'Beagle' Under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy, R.N. ILLUSTRATED.
D. Appleton and Co.,, New York: 1890 - 551 pp. New Edition published New York, 1890. Green buckram; gold, dark green and red stamped upper cover; dark green and gold lettering stamped across the spine; blue-gray endpapers; illustrated; [v]-xvi; [1]-551 pp. Binding tight; very minor wear; internally pristine; no dust jacket; see additional images provided. The Voyage of the Beagle profusely illustrated by R.T. Pritchett. In Brazil Darwin visited Fernando Noronha, Recife, Bahia, and Rio. Quoting the text, p. 19, arrival in Rio de Janeiro: "April 8th.--Our party amounted to seven. The first stage was very interesting. The day was powerfully hot, and as we passed through the woods, everything was motionless, excepting the large and brilliant butterflies, which lazily fluttered about. The view seen when crossing the hills behind Praia Grande was most beautiful; the colours were intense, and the prevailing tint a dark blue; the sky and the calm waters of the bay vied with each other in splendour. After passing through some cultivated country, we entered a forest which in the grandeur of all its parts could not be exceeded. We arrived by midday at Ithacaia; this small village is situated on a plain, and round the central house are the huts of the negroes. These, from their regular form and postion, reminded me of the drawings of the Hottentot habitations in Southern Africa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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