Darwin, Charles; Editor. THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE, During the Years 1832-1836. Edited by Charles Darwin. Facsimile Reprint 1980. 5 parts in 3 vols., roy. 4to, Facsimile Edition; [Vol. 1], pp. 30(Introductory matter), 2 maps; Part I, pp. [ii], iv, iv, 114(last 3 blank); 32 plates (3 folding); Part II, pp. [iii]-xii, vi, [ii], 98; 32 very fine coloured plates of mammals & 3 b/w. plates; [Vol. 2], Part III, pp. 6, [viii], ii, [3]-156, [8]; 50 very fine coloured plates of birds (after lithographs by JOHN & ELIZABETH GOULD); appendix, index to the species; [Vol. 3], Part IV, pp. 6, xvi, 172; 29 plates; Part V, pp. [ii], vi, 52; 20 plates; in all 2 maps, 82 fine coloured plates & 84 b/w. plates (3 folding); original quarter leather with linen sides, marbled endpapers, gilt spines; (a slight bump to upper corners of Vol. III); a nice set; scarce. Wellington; Nova Pacifica; 1980.
***Freeman 9b (in Additions and Corrections to Second Edition of 1977 to 1 January, 1986 - limited circulation, University College London for the Author). [Originally published London, Smith Elder, 1839-43 - Freeman 9; Spence 342]. Part I: Fossil Mammalia, by Richard Owen, with a Geological Introduction by Charles Darwin. 32 fine lithographic plates, well reproduced (3 folding). Part II: Mammalia, described by George R. Waterhouse, with a Notice of their Habits and Ranges by Charles Darwin. 32 fine coloured reproductions from the original handcoloured lithographs and 3 b/w. lithographic plates. Part III: Birds, by John Gould. 50 fine coloured lithographs by John & Elizabeth Gould, and extensive notes from Darwin's field records on habits, ecology and distribution. Part IV: Fish, by the Rev. Leonard Jenyns. 29 fine lithographic plates. Part V: Reptiles, by Thomas Bell. 20 fine lithographic plates. The work is well-produced, with great care taken to present this magnificent work in a style to do justice to the original. The text & b/w. plates are on a high quality, heavyweight, "antique finish" paper, and the coloured plates on high quality, matt-finish, art paper with blank text leaves behind to eliminate show-through of the letterpress. The binding is neat and attractive but unpretentious and in keeping the work. The edition was limited to 750 numbered copies world-wide. #9182

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