THE DEFINITIVE TEXT

Darwin, Charles. 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 Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N. By Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S. Author 'Origin of Species,' etc. Tenth Thousand. Cr. 8vo, Second Edition, reissued; pp. xvi(last blank), 520(last blank); 14 text illustrations, index; contemporary full calf, gilt, with marbled endpapers & edges and gilt dentelles; a very nice, most attractive copy; rare. London; John Murray; 1860.
***Not in Sabin; Not in Ferguson (except by reference - see Ferguson 8957); Freeman 20. The final definitive text, with the addition of a Postscript on Page vii (page viii blank) and the Contents (pp. ix-xv). The four Contents leaves are printed on creamier paper than that used for the earlier preliminaries and the main text (as with all other copies we have seen). This is the final version of Darwin's text; he made no further alterations or additions to it despite the very many subsequent editions (a real gold mine for John Murray and later other publishers), Darwin having sold the copyright to Murray for 150. #2172

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