CHARLES DARWIN'S FIRST BOOK

Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the countries visited during the voyage of H. M. S. Beagle round the world, under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy.Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the countries visited during the voyage of H. M. S. Beagle round the world, under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy.

Charles Darwin.

John Murray, London: 1839, first edition.

Octavo, two folding maps, four text illustrations.

Modern blue half morocco by Bayntun, top edge gilt, the maps with some oxidation otherwise the contents crisp and clean.

 "[Darwin's] first published book is undoubtably the most often read and stands only to 'On the origin of species' as the most often printed. It is an important travel book in its own right and its relation to the background of his evolutionary ideas has often been stressed" (Freeman p. 31).