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DARWIN, Charles Robert.

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Item Description: Hard cover. [Drop-title]: For Private Distribution Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow by C. Darwin. 31 pp. 8vo, bound in attractive green morocco-backed cloth over boards. [Cambridge: "Printed for Distribution among the Members of the Cambridge Philosophical Society," 1 December 1835]. First edition of Darwin’s first separately printed work, and of the greatest rarity. This unauthorized pamphlet contains extracts from ten letters written to John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861), by Darwin during his five-year voyage on the Beagle. Henslow had been Darwin’s botany professor at Cambridge and their friendship "was one of the most influential circumstances in his [Darwin’s] early life."–ODNB. It was Henslow who obtained for him the post of naturalist on the Beagle. Darwin’s letters were published without his knowledge; Henslow had read some of them before the Cambridge Philosophical Society and was responsible for printing this small pamphlet of extracts. The present work did introduce Darwin’s name and some important observations to a small but influential group of scientists, and when he arrived back in England in the autumn of 1836 he carried with him something of a reputation as a geologist. Fine copy, preserved in a green morocco-backed box. From the library of Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), British statesman and author (note on pastedown stating that the book was purchased by Maggs Bros. from the Crewe library). Accompanied by the 1960 privately printed facsimile. ? Freeman 1. Bookseller Inventory # JHABES3678

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Darwin, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1859)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's advertisements dated June 1859 and "Linnean" is spelled incorrectly "Linnaean" on the title page . This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published by John Murray in London, 1859. The folding diagram facing page 117 is present. The book is bound is the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Charles Darwin First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17713086842

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DARWIN, CHARLES

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Item Description: Down, Kent, 1871. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. An intimate photographic memento of Charles Darwin and his family. This extremely rare Darwin family photograph album contains photographs of Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and his wife Emma Darwin (1808-1896); their son George Howard Darwin (1845-1912), with another showing George holding his nephew Bernard Darwin; their daughter Elizabeth Darwin (1847-1926) and another of Elizabeth; their son Horace Darwin (1850-1953); their daughter Henrietta Emma ‘Etty’ Litchfield (1843-1927), with another two of Henrietta; Henrietta’s husband Richard Buckley Litchfield (1832-1903), with another of Richard; Charles and Emma’s first grandson Bernard Darwin (1876-1961) with two other photographs of the infant; and other photographs of as-yet unidentified sitters. The portrait of Charles Darwin was made by Oscar Rejlander, “Darwin’s Photographer.” When Darwin decided to use photographs to illustrate his planned book on The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals, he had found it difficult to obtain images with the desired facial expressions. After extensive searching, he eventually turned to the Swedish photographer Oscar Rejlander, whom he met in 1871. This seated portrait was one of several Rejlander made in 1871 or 1872. Darwin declared these “The best photographs of me” (Darwin Correspondence Project). Rejlander became “Darwin’s principal adviser on photographic issues [and] presented Darwin with at least sixty-four pictures of expression, more than any other photographer” (Prodger, Darwin’s Camera). Three of the portraits in this album are by Rejlander. Henrietta Darwin lived and worked with her father at Down House until her marriage at age twenty-eight to Richard Buckley Litchfield on 31 August 1871. This album contains portraits of Henrietta and Richard signed and dated on their wedding day, an indication of the sentimental importance of this album. “She was a valued editor to her father as well as companion and correspondent to both of her parents. Henrietta played a significant role in the continuing memorialization of both of her parents: she edited passages of The Autobiography of Charles Darwin (1887). Although Henrietta was not afforded the formal schooling provided to her brothers, her keen editorial eye was sought after by her father for his scientific writing, particularly his 1871 work, The Descent of Man. In this Henrietta provided far more than grammatical assistance; Darwin asked her to help clarify and enliven his work.” “Though far less recognized by Victorian society for her intellectual worth than her father or brothers, Henrietta was an essential lynchpin in the Darwin circle, and helped anchor both the scientific and domestic activities of her family” (Darwin Correspondence Project). Charles Darwin thanked Henrietta for her role in preparing the second printing of The Descent of Man (1871), writing in part, “Several reviewers speak of the lucid vigorous style etc.— Now I know how much I owe to you in this respect, which includes arrangement, not to mention still more important aids in the reasoning” (20 March 1871). After her father’s death, she assisted with the editing of his Autobiography and Life of Erasmus Darwin, and she edited her mother Emma’s Letters. Henrietta’s husband, R.B. Litchfield, took a junior position in the Ecclesiastical Commission to provide an income to support him in his work at the philanthropic Working Men’s College. There he taught mathematics and singing, eventually becoming its principal. Litchfield was a friend of James Clerk Maxwell and John Ruskin. Two of the photographs are of Charles Darwin’s second son George Howard Darwin (1845-1912). A distinguished astronomer, George Darwin was Plumian Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge, President of the Royal Astronomical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society, and recipient of its Royal Medal and Copley Medal. George Howard Darwin has signed his portrait on the verso. The collection also includes rare photographs of two other children of Charle. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15952773024

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn, 1839, 1839. 3 volumes in 4 (vols. I–III and Appendix to vol. II), quarto. Original blue finely diaper cloth, covers with panels in blind, spines lettered in gilt, cream surface-paper endpapers, edges uncut, imprint "Colburn, London" in gilt at foot (Freeman variant a). Spines very slightly faded, a few minor nicks at foot, tips just worn in places, skilful minor repair to rear joint of vol. I, occasional faint browning throughout, minor foxing largely restricted to outer leaves, overall a very good set of a book that by its nature and construction is difficult to find in collectable condition. 9 folding engraved maps (8 loose in cover pockets, one bound in) by J. Gardner and J. and C. Walker; 47 etched plates after P. King, A. Earle, C. Martens, R. Fitzroy and others by T. Landseer, S. Bull, T. Prior, and others. First edition. "The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the history of biological science" (DSB). Vol. I contains King's account of the expedition in the Adventure made between 1826 and 1830, surveying the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. In Vol. II (and its appendix volume) Capt. Fitzroy described the narrative of the Beagle's second voyage, between 1831 and 1836 to South America, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia and other countries. In this set, the Darwin volume, "Journal and Remarks 1832–1836", is the first issue, printed before the end of January 1839, the month he was elected to the Royal Society, and so without the letters F.R.S. after his name on the second title. This set with an appealing provenance, bearing the ownership inscriptions of Francis Leveson-Gower (1800–1857), later Francis Egerton, first earl of Ellesmere, to the front free endpapers and title or half-titles of all but volume II. The signatures are dated in March 1840, under a year after publication. Leveson-Gore, a politician and poet, inherited a considerable fortune from the third duke of Bridgewater which he "put to generous use in his support of the arts and scholarship He was first president of the Camden Society in 1838, and president of the British Association at Manchester in 1842, of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1849, and of the Royal Geographical Society, 1854–5. He was a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and a member of the Roxburghe Club" (ODNB). Freeman 10; Hill I, pp. 104–5; Sabin 37826. Bookseller Inventory # 109483

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Charles Darwin

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DARWIN, Charles

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ix, [i], 502 pp. With 1 folding plate. Half-morocco over marbled boards of the period. An excellent copy inscribed by Leonard Darwin, Charles Darwin's son, with related material bound in at the end, including a 2-page letter signed by Darwin, and an unrecorded offprint of a paper on Darwin's work. Preserved in a half-morocco solander box (see provenance). First edition, first issue, of Darwin’s historic and pioneering work on the theory of evolution; certainly the most important biological book ever written. Bound in: 1. Half-title inscribed by Leonard Darwin: This is the first edition of the Origin -- written by my father -- containing a passage on p. 184 which he always regretted to have omitted in later editions -- 10 April 1927. Refers to the black bear and the possibility of their development by natural selection into aquatic animals, reprinted in the first four American editions (Osborn, Book Collector, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 77-78 (1960); Freeman, p. 76).2. ALS. Charles Darwin to Lady Drysdale. [ca. 1859]. 2 pp. (possibly lacking 1 page). The letter is addressed to the mother-in-law of Dr. Lane, whose Moor Park spas Darwin and his wife frequented after 1857. The letter was probably written while Darwin was at a hydropathic spa in Ilkley, Yorkshire from October to December, 1859. At that time Lane was moving to Sudbrooke Park, Surrey, which Darwin and his wife visited the following year.3. ALS. George Augustus Rowell to Sir James Emerson Tennent (of Tempo Manor). 3 Alfred Street, Oxford, December 12, 1860. 3 pages.4. ROWELL, George Augustus. "Mr. Darwin’s Theory." Reprinted from the Oxford Chronicle of Dec. 8, 1860. 8 pp.First edition of this unrecorded offprint on Darwin’s theory of how instincts are neither endowed nor learned, but a result of "accidental natural selection." Rowell states that Darwin fails to sufficiently support his case, and "actually his examples of the cuckoo and the bee sting demonstrate the wisdom of the Creator." Interestingly enough, the author unwittingly offers further evidence in support of Darwin’s theory.Provenance: This copy of the Origin was presented to Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869), best known for his works on the natural history of Ceylon, by George Augustus Rowell (1804-1892), underkeeper of the Ashmolean and of the Oxford University Museum. The Rowell letter notes that he became despondent about his scientific work and burned all his manuscripts, papers and apparatus. He eventually changed his mind, and in 1862 published a second edition of his pamphlet on pain. A slip bound in at the end by Sir Charles Langham, Baronet of Tempo Manor notes that Leonard Darwin had signed the book while visiting him, and that in 1946, the book was appraised at £ 20. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 199; Freeman, 373; Printing & the Mind of Man, 344b. Bookseller Inventory # 13831

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Darwin, Charles; King, Parker P. Captain; Fitz-Roy, Robert, Captain

Published by Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough Street, London (1839)

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Item Description: Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough Street, London, 1839. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Boards with light rubbing to extremities but in lovely shape for its age ; 3 volume set and appendix in separate book. Vol. I: Proceedings of the first expedition, 1826 - 1830, under the command of Captain P. Parker King. Vol. II: Proceedings of the second expedition, 1831 - 1836, under the command of Captain Robert Fitz-Roy, Vol. III: Journal and Remarks. 1832 - 1836, by Charles Darwin, Appendix to the second volume in separate book. - Original dark green boards with blindstamped decoration. Maps in front pockets of each volume. This is the official account of the most famous nineteenth century naval exploring expedition, of which Darwin's contribution amounts to the entire third volume of the work. This third volume is here in its very first issue and includes all Darwin's observations made during the expedition. Darwin's volume is twenty years before he published one of the most influential books ever written, "Origin of Species"; 8vo; xxiii, 597; xiv, 694; xiv, 615; 352, 16 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 12568

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Item Description: Henry Colburn, London, 1839. First edition. First issue.. Three volumes and the separately bound appendix to volume 2. 8vo. xxviii, (4), "597" [= 601]; xiv, (2), 694, (2); viii, 352; xiv, "615" [= 638] pp. With 8 folded engraved charts and maps loose in pockets in the bindings, 1 folding and 2 full-page engraved charts and maps, 1 full-page engraved diagram, 44 full-page plates with engraved views, and 6 wood-engravings in the text. With 44 lithographed plates, most with tissue guards, 4 charts and maps inserted, 8 charts and maps loose in cover pockets, text woodcuts. Original cloth; upper back skillfully repaired, fore edge waterstain to vol. 2 frontispiece, plate unaffected, otherwise interiors especially clean. Overall an excellent set First edition, first issue recording the historic voyage of the Beagle, including Darwin's Journal which forms the third volume of the Narrative. This set is of great rarity; it contains Darwin's first published book, the beginning of a whole new conception of the origin and evolution of the various species of life on earth. Captain Robert Fitzroy (1805-1865) commanded the five-year expedition, during which time the Beagle visited Brazil, Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, Chili, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and other countries and islands on the way. Darwin's account of the voyage is one of the most important records of natural history exploration ever written, and provided a foundation for the entire structure of modern biology. Bookseller Inventory # 15212

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Item Description: Smith, Elder and Co. 1844; 1846, London, 1844. 2 volumes. Bookseller Inventory # 14205

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Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His: BEAGLE] KING, Phillip

BEAGLE] KING, Phillip Parker, Robert FITZROY and Charles DARWIN

Published by Henry Colburn, London (1839)

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Item Description: Henry Colburn, London, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, with four charts bound in and eight loose folding maps (two accompanying each volume in original endpaper sleeve), and a total of 44 engraved plates after Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens; from the library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with blind stamps; a most attractive set in the original uniform publisher's cloth. First edition, comprising first issues in the original cloth bindings, of the full narrative of one of the greatest marine and scientific surveys of all time. The first published account of the voyages of the Beagle, this famous publication includes the full account written by Charles Darwin, the first major work published by him. As the greatest voyage of the intellect, as the voyage has been described, the Beagle voyage of 1831-36 perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the historical period of Enlightenment voyages as well as being one of its highest achievements, a voyage of discovery that would change scientific thinking and ultimately the understanding of man's place in the universe.The voyage is renowned above all else because of Fitzroy's choice of Charles Darwin as naturalist, but the narrative also includes a large section written by Phillip Parker King describing his experience aboard the Beagle, work which confirmed his status as the pre-eminent Australian cartographer.'Fitzroy, who was more concerned with science than were many naval officers of his day, made it possible for Darwin to visit tropical lands and study their flora, fauna, and geology. The two men shared the same cabin and Fitzroy was attentive to the scientific needs and interests of the young Darwin. Fitzroy's violent temper and his conservative opinions on religion and slavery were responsible for some disagreements between them, but Fitzroy and Darwin remained on friendly terms' (DSB). Many years later Darwin reflected in his autobiography that Fitzroy's character 'was in several respects one of the most noble which I have ever known' and expressed his immense debt to his time in the Beagle: 'The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career?'.Publication of Darwin's journal had been urged by Fitzroy during the voyage. It was finally included as the third volume of the official Narrative, which was under the overall editorship of Fitzroy, and it was in this form that Darwin's first book was published. Immediately popular, it was reprinted several times with different titles, but is widely known today as The Voyage of the Beagle. Freeman notes 'His first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only On the Origin of Species as the most often printed'. It was also one of Darwin's personal favourites, as he writes in his autobiography: 'The success of this my first literary child tickles my vanity more than that of any of my other books'.Volume I of the Narrative concerns the initial surveying expedition of the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, 1826-30, under Phillip Parker King in the Adventure, during which Fitzroy succeeded Pringle Stokes as commander of the accompanying Beagle. Volume II describes Fitzroy's continuation and completion of the survey with the Beagle alone in South America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and many other groups in the course of the circumnavigation. 'The surveys he carried out in South American waters established Fitzroy as a first-rate hydrographer and won for him the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1837). Because his marine surveys were accurate to such a high degree they are still used as the foundation for a number of charts of that area' (DSB). Volume II includes a separately bound appendix of bearings and observations by Fitzroy that is likewise accompanied by two folding maps.This set comprises first issues of all three volumes. Demand for the third volume - Darwin's work - so exceeded that for the first two volumes that it had to be rapidly reissued in. Bookseller Inventory # 4304414

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DARWIN, CHARLES.

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Item Description: About 65 words, entirely in DarwinÕs hand; with ink corrections; the text is slightly different than that in the published text. This ms. leaf is tipped into a copy of The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Including an Autobiographical Chapter. Edited by His Son Francis Darwin. London: John Murray, 1887. First Edition; three volumes; bound in 3/4 leather and marbled paper boards by Bickers & Son, Leicester. Very minor wear and spotting. On the first blank, prior to the tipped-in leaf, it is inscribed ÒGood Wishes for the welfare of the Germantown Hospital. Francis Darwin, Feb 6, 1900.Ó Below it is inscribed by his brother, The annexed paper is from the M.S of Insectivorous Plants. Feb. 6 1900. G.H. Darwin.Ó Just below, George has endorsed it at Haverford [Pennsylvania] on April 16, 1906, also signing the verso of the leaf, which bears his calculations, Ò(mathematical work by G.H. Darwin Apr 16 1906).Ó George, a prominent astronomer and mathematician, married a Philadelphian. [With] a second edition of Insectivorous Plants. London: John Murray, 1888. This edition was revised by Francis, and printed drawings by Charles Darwin, as well as some by Francis and George. The hinges of this copy are cracked, but it is largely in very good condition. The Life and Letters is in a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 32776

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Darwin, Charles, English naturalist (1809-1882).

Published by Down, Beckenham, Kent, 13. I. 1881. (1881)

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Item Description: Down, Beckenham, Kent, 13. I. 1881., 1881. 8vo. 2 pp. Bound before: Krause, Ernst. Erasmus Darwin. Translated from the German by W. S. Dallas. With a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin. London, John Murray, 1879. 8vo. IV, 216 pp. With a portrait frontispiece and a fullpage illustration. Full calf with marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelle, leading edges gilt. With Darwin's dedication pasted to endpaper, Leslie Stephen's autogr. ownership and notes above and below. To the writer and critic Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), whose copy this book is, responding to Sir Leslie's reassurances after having been attacked by the novelist Samuel Butler (1835-1902): "My dear Leslie Stephen. Your note is one of the kindest which I have ever received, & your advice shall be strictly followed. It was very good of you, busy as you are, to take so much trouble for me; but your trouble will not be thrown away, in so far as when in the dead of the night the thought comes across me how I have been treated, I will resolutely try to banish the thoughts, & say to myself that so good a judge as Leslie Stephen thinks nothing of the false accusation. The Litchfields & some of my other children are intensely curious to read your judgment. Believe me / yours ever gratefully / Charles Darwin. / I have written on opposite page my name if you think fit to paste it into the Life of E.D.; but I much wish that you would name one or more of the books, written wholly by myself, which I could treat in the same manner for you." Indeed, the dedication "From Charles Darwin / with kindest regards / Jan. 13th 1881" has been cut out and mounted on the flyleaf, and underneath Sir Leslie has added by way of explanation: "The letter upon the next page refers to a silly attack made upon Darwin by Butler of 'Erewhon' etc. I had given Darwin the obvious advice to take no more notice of the creature, D. having already made a sufficient acknowledgement of a trifling error. For details see 'Academy' of the period. LS. - Darwin afterwards sent me the 'Origin of the Species' & the Voyage of the Beagle." - The physician Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), Charles's grandfather, espoused an early theory of evolution all his own, which he sketched, obliquely, in a question at the end of a long footnote to his popular poem "The Loves of the Plants" (1789). Samuel Butler rejected Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection. In his 1879 book "Evolution, Old and New" he accused Darwin of having borrowed heavily from and distorted Buffon, Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, trying to reinstate these earlier thinkers and with them, the design argument. - Provenance: By descent to Leslie Stephen's daughter, the writer Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), who left it to her husband, the writer Leonard Woolf (1880-1969). Woolf had the book auctioned at Sotheby's a year before his death (sale of Feb. 29/20, 1968, lot 279); acquired by a northern Swedish collector, whose descendants returned it to the trade. Bookseller Inventory # 45464

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Autograph letter, signed, to Darwin's American publisher: DARWIN, Charles
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Item Description: Down, Beckenham, 24 November 1869, 1869. 4 pages, 8vo (203 x 128 mm), ink on paper, small loss of blank corner margin, creases from posting. £37,500A fine and substantial autograph letter to an unnamed person at Appleton & Co., Darwin's American publishers. Darwin is anxious for them to bring out a new American edition of the Origin, incorporating corrections and additions since the second edition of 1860, 'as it is 92 pages longer than the 2nd. edition, besides endless small though important corrections'. He states his belief that 'the continued large sale of this book in England Germany & France has depended on my keeping up each edition to the existing standard of science', and threatens that if Appleton is unable to comply he will ask Asa Gray to find another publisher. He also threatens that he will not give Appleton his 'new book' (i.e. The Descent of Man) unless they agree to a new edition of the Origin. In the event, Appleton published a new edition in 1870 as Darwin had demanded (note that their 1869 edition was just a reprint of their 1860 edition), and published the first American edition of The Descent of Man in 1871.Provenance: Sotheby's 21 May 1968 to Ralph Colp, JrDarwin Correspondence Project 7007 (partial transcription). Bookseller Inventory # 3574

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DARWIN, Charles Robert [1809-1882] [English naturalist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory].

Published by Down, Bromley, Kent: [1857]. (1857)

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Item Description: Down, Bromley, Kent: [1857]., 1857. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo. pp. 7. The present 7-page letter (transcription follows) is addressed to William Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society, and written as a Fellow in support of the awarding of Royal Society medals to Albany Hancock and Joseph Prestwich (Hancock was presented with a Royal medal in 1858) and in support of awarding the Copley medal to Charles Lyell for his many important contributions to the advancement of science (Lyell was presented with the Copley in 1858). It is written two years before the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection (1859). In the letter Darwin presents his opinions of the work of three noted fellow scientists, English naturalist, biologist and supporter of Charles Darwin, Albany Hancock, geologist Joseph Prestwich, and eminent geologist Charles Lyell. It is of special association value given the crucial influence exerted by Lyell on the young Darwin; Darwin had a copy of Volume I of Lyell's Principles of Geology (1830) with him on the Beagle expedition and once said "I always feel as if my books came half out of Lyell's brain". Both the gradual operation of natural selection and its reliance on vast periods of time were derived from Lyell. "[Lyell's] influence on Darwin was incalculable.Both Haeckel and Huxley regarded the Origin as a necessary corollary to Lyell's Principles. Darwin, indeed, was intent upon carrying Lyell's demonstration of the uniformity of natural causes over to the organic world." (Printing and the Mind of Man 344) Darwin and Lyell became close personal friends, and Lyell was one of the first scientists to support Darwin's On the Origin of the Species even though he could not unequivocally accept the theory of evolution on religious grounds: In the present letter Darwin reverently writes "It is my deliberate conviction that the future historian of the Natural Sciences will mark Lyell's labours as more influential in the advancement of science than that of any other living man, let him be who he may, & I do not think I am biased by my old friendship for the man.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # DARchas57

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn, 1839., 1839. Four volumes, including appendix volume. xxviii,[4],597,24; xiv,[2],694,[1]; xiv,615,16; viii,352pp, including half titles in three primary volumes; plus forty-six plates (including two frontispieces), one plan, and ten maps and charts (nine folding). Original green publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth on the first two volumes lightly sunned; spine lightly faded on the fourth volume. Corners lightly rubbed. Light scattered foxing and soiling, some slight offsetting. Several leaves loosening in the second volume. Overall, a very good to near fine set, in the original binding. First issue of the first, second, and fourth volumes, with the second issue of the third volume. The account of the Beagle's two voyages, edited by Robert Fitzroy, who served as commander of both voyages. The third volume of this work represents the first edition (second issue) of Darwin's account of the voyage, which provided the basis for his ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, found here in its second issue entitled, JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE GEOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES VISITED BY H.M.S. BEAGLE. "The third volume contains Darwin's account of the voyage, now famous as the genesis of his theory of evolutionary biology. The demand for Darwin's JOURNAL immediately exceeded that for the companion volumes of the NARRATIVE. Colburn therefore brought out a separate edition of it in the same year" - Hill. Freeman notes that Darwin's "first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second 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." The first volume contains Captain King's account of the first coastal surveys of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego, produced on the first expedition between 1826 and 1830. The other volumes comprise the account of the second voyage of the Beagle. Between 1831 and 1836 the ship visited Brazil, Argentina, Terra del Fuego, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia. The appendix to the second volume, bound here as the fourth volume of this set, includes a meteorological journal, official instructions, correspondence, and notes. Four of the six plates in the appendix volume consist of sixteen separate illustrations of various cloud formations. An attractive set of a landmark of scientific exploration, one of the most important Pacific voyages, and Darwin's first substantial book publication. HILL 607. FREEMAN 10, pp.31-39. BORBA DE MORAES, p.247. SABIN 37826. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 43209

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The Descent of Man, and selection in: Darwin, Charles

Darwin, Charles

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Item Description: John Murray, 1871. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Octavo (7 1/2” x 4 15/16”, 190mm x 125mm). Both volumes with 16 pp. of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Bound in publisher’s green cloth with blind-stamped border and central panel. On the spine, gilt roll at head- and tail-piece, with title, author and volume gilt. Black end-papers. Presented in a custom green cloth slip-case and chemise. Both volumes: fore-corners very slightly worn. Very slight dent to fore-edge of front board. Head- and tail-pieces moderately rubbed. Boards moderately bowed. Text and illustrations fresh and crisp. Advertisements mildly foxed. Vol. I: front joint starting, rear end-paper cracked at head and tail. T7-8 uncut (i.e., unopened). Vol. II: some wear to gilt title. Lower half of front end-paper cracked. 2B uncut. Ownership stamp of Canon H.P. Liddon on front blank of both volumes. This first issue of the first edition (with errata on A2v of vol. II) is the larger of two formats issued simultaneously (boards 195mm tall). 2,500 copies were published on 24 February 1871. The Descent popularized Darwin’s theories of evolution (a word that appears for the first time in the writing of Darwin on vol. I, p. 2), and put them into broader social and anthropological context. Henry Parry Liddon (1829-1890) was the Ireland Professor of Biblical Exegesis at Oxord and canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London; as such, he was one of the most influential figures in the Church of England. Liddon is a fascinating figure. He was godson to William Edward Parry, the arctic explorer. He travelled with his close friend Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) to Russia. The account of this, Carroll’s only trip out of the UK, was published as “Tour in 1867” and as The Russian Journal in 1935. Liddon is said to have suggested the title Through the Looking-Glass. Liddon was an associate of Darwin: they served on the Committee of the Aborigines Protection Society together. Darwin wrote a letter to J.B. Innes, dated 27 November (1878) about having heard a sermon, written by Pusey and preached by Liddon in Oxford, and disagreeing with the claim made that religion and science ought to be kept apart. In the present item, some passages have been marked out in pencil by Liddon (doubtless), indicating Liddon’s attempt to reconcile the two – to find in Darwin’s thought compatibilities with Christian doctrine: No one supposes that one of the lower animals reflects whence he comes or whither he goes,– what is death or what is life, and so forth. (vol. I, p. 62) There is no evidence that man was aboriginally endowed with the ennobling belief in the existence of an Omnipotent God. On the contrary there is ample evidence, derived not from hasty travellers, but from men who have long resided with savages, that numerous races have existed and still exist, who have no idea of one or more gods, and who have no words in their languages to express such an idea. (vol. I, p. 65) Liddon has underlined “ennobling” in the second quoted passage, and written a reference to p. 106: “The ennobling belief in God is not universal with man;” it seems clear that he is seeking material that authorizes him to present Darwinian evolution as compatible with religion. This is a belief Liddon articulated in a sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral three days after Darwin’s death, eventually published as The Recovery of St. Thomas with a Prefatory Note on the Late Mr. Darwin, 2nd edn. London: Rivintgons, 1882 (called by his familiars “The Famous Sermon”): It may be admitted that when the well-known books on the Origin of Species and on the Descent of Man first appeared, they were largely regarded by religious men as containing a theory necessarily hostile to the fundamental truths of religion. A closer study has generally modified any such impression. (p. 29) The present item may therefore be regarded as a significant document in one of the most consequential debates in Western thought. Freeman 937, Garrison-Morton 170, Norman 599. Bookseller Inventory # 60239

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Darwin, Charles, Naturforscher (1809–1882).

Published by Down House (Kent), 4. April 1866. (1866)

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Item Description: Down House (Kent), 4. April 1866., 1866. 5 SS. auf 3 Bll. Gr.-8vo. An Rudolf Suchsland, den Sohn des Verlegers Friedrich Emil Suchsland, über eine Neuübersetzung von „The Origin of Species": „[.] I feel that I am bound not in any way to support another edition. For this reason alone I am sorry to say that I cannot offer to send clean sheets of the new English edition of the Origin as they are printed off; and the corrections & additions are so numerous that they c[oul]d be sent in no other way. With respect to your enquiry about my other works in your list you give the same book twice over with different titles [.]". – Weiters über sein „Journal of researches", „The Zoology of the Voyage of [H.M.S.] Beagle", die „Geological observations on the volcanic islands", die „Geological observations on South America" und andere seiner Werke. – Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Adresse; etwas knittrig und fleckig; Bl. 3 mit kleinen Randschäden und stärker knittrig und fleckig. Bookseller Inventory # 22408

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Darwin, Charles, English naturalist (1809-1882).

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Item Description: Down, Beckenham, Kent, 7 Sept. [1874]., 1874. 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. To the British architect William Cecil Marshall (1849-1921), whom Darwin engaged to build an extension to Down House on the north side (a billiard room with dressing room and bedroom above) in 1876, thanking him for some Pinguicula leaves, from which he has picked off sixteen seeds: "My dear Mr Marshall, I am very grateful to you. Your observations are excellent, & are put most clearly & will be very useful to me. I have picked off 16 seeds from this lot! The plant is certainly to a certain extent graninivorous also somewhat graminivorous, though mainly insectivorous. The rain, I know washes off the secretion & with it captured insects (& as you say seeds), which are retained by the incurved edges, which then become more incurved. It is a pretty experiment to put a row of flies or cabbage seeds on one margin of a flat leaf & see how the edge of the side curls over in from 12 to 24 hours. With cordial thanks, Yours very sincerely [.]". - Traces of folds; professionally repaired. On stationery with printed address. Darwin Correspondence Project no. 9627F. Bookseller Inventory # 45467

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DARWIN, CHARLES.) CAMERON, JULIA MARGARET

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Item Description: Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868, 1868. No Binding. Book Condition: Near Fine. THE ICONIC PORTRAIT OF CHARLES DARWIN, boldly signed by Charles Darwin and by Julia Margaret Cameron. Albumen print on paper (2¼ x 3½ in.), carte-de-visite mount with gold lithograph gold border. Inscribed by Cameron “From life Copyright Julia Margaret Cameron.” Very good condition. Julia Margaret Cameron’s portrait of Darwin is the most famous photograph of a 19th-century scientist. Darwin remarked, “I like this photograph very much better than any other which has been taken of me.” In 1868, Darwin and his family traveled to the Isle of Wight, both for a long holiday and to aid in his recuperation from a recent illness. The Darwins rented a house from Cameron and were immediately charmed by the photographer: “She received the whole family with open-hearted kindness and hospitality, and Darwin always retained a warm feeling of friendship for her. When they left she came to see them off, loading them with presents of photographs. Moved, Darwin said: ‘Mrs. Cameron, there are sixteen people in this house, all in love with you.’ Darwin paid her for her portraits of him, and as the Camerons had by that time lost a great deal of money through the continued failure of the coffee crop, she gladly accepted payment and ran boasting to her husband, ‘Look, Charles, what a lot of money!’” (Gernsheim, Julia Margaret Cameron). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18950489200

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Autograph letter signed, to the ornithologist and: DARWIN, Charles

DARWIN, Charles

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Item Description: [36 Great Marlborough Street, London] February 1838, 1838. 3 pages, 8vo (182 x 117 mm), addressed in ink to 'Mr. Gould' and docketed 'Charles Darwin Feb. 1838', traces of red wax seal, slight damage to signature from opening of seal, edges a bit browned, creases from posting. £27,500An important early letter to the ornithological artist John Gould concerning the illustrations for the Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (1838-43). It is now known that Darwin did not fully realise the significance of the inter-island speciation of the Galapagos finches until Gould studied Darwin's specimens; in fact, Darwin had not been diligent in recording the exact island locations for his specimens. John Gould (1804-81) was the outstanding ornithological artist of his day and was commissioned to describe the birds and draw the plates, 50 in number, for the Birds volume of the Zoology. His drawings were transferred to the lithographic stones by his wife, as stated on a printed note to the beginning of the plates: ''The accompanying illustrations, which are fifty in number, were taken from sketches made by Mr. Gould himself, and executed in stone by Mrs. Gould'. The publisher of the volumes was Smith, Elder & Co. The colouring was executed by Bayfield, who at the time was principal colourist for John Gould. The text was begun by Gould and completed by George Robert Gray. The letter reads as follows:My dear SirI have just seen my publisher. We have fixed to have fifty plates of birds, so will you at once take into consideration which are most worthy being done.Will you also oblige me by the favour of seeing Bayfield, & see whether he will undertake the birds (which are chiefly small ones) at something less than 5d a piece, as it is rather more than our estimate calculated upon.If he would also undertake my quadrupeds I should be very glad. -There will be about 28 plates, chiefly small animals. See if you cannot make for me some kind of agreement to take the whole at something under 5d.-It will be rendering me a very great assistance if you can effect thisYours most truly | Chas DarwinDarwin Correspondence Project 401. Bookseller Inventory # 3562

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Darwin (Charles Robert)

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Item Description: John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION, with a folding diagram facing p. 117, bound without the publisher's advertisements, pp. ix, [i], 502, new full green morocco, single gilt fillet on sides, single gilt rule on either side of the raised bands on spine, lettered in gilt direct, marbled edges from 19th-century binding, matching endleaves preserved and re-used, armorial bookplate inside front cover, pencil signature of E.K. Blyth on flyleaf, good. 'The most important book of science ever written. Indeed, given its importance to all of humanity and the rest of life, it it the most important book in any category. No work of science has ever been so fully vindicated by subsequent investigation, or has so profoundly altered humanity's view of itself and how the living world works. The theory of natural selection continues to gain relevance to the things that matter most to humanity - from our own origins and behaviour to every detail in the living environment on which our lives depend. Little wonder that the adjective "Darwinian", sometimes lowercased to "darwinian" as a tribute to its fixity, far outranks "Copernican," "Newtonian," and "Mendelian" in frrequency of usage' (Foreword to the Cambridge Companion to the "Origin of Species"). 1250 copies were printed: after taking into account the copyright copies, author's copies and those sent to friends, family and scientists, only 1,100 were available for sale to distributors on the day of the trade sale, and of these nearly half went to Mudie's Subscription Library. The Blyth whose armorial bookplate is inside the front cover is not Edward Blyth, the zoologist, whose name appears in the index. (Freeman 373; Dibner 199; Garrison–Morton 220; Horblit 23b; Norman 593; PMM 344b, &c). Bookseller Inventory # 57616

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The Variation of Animals and Plants under: DARWIN, Charles

DARWIN, Charles

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Item Description: London, John Murray, 1868, 1868. 2 vols, 8vo (221 x 138 mm), pp viii 411 [1], with 4 pp inserted advertisements dated December 1866 (see below); viii, 486, [2, publisher's advertisements, dated February 1868] with the same 4 pp inserted advertisements as in vol I; illustrations in the text; original green cloth (as described by Freeman), a fine, clean, bright copy £25,000 First edition, first issues of both volumes, presentation copy to the geologist Sir Joseph Prestwich (see below) with an inserted note on Down Railway Station stationery: 'Dec 24 With Mr. C. Darwins compliments & thanks' in Darwin's hand.This work is 'the only section of Darwin's big book on the origin of species which was printed in his lifetime and corresponding to its first two intended chapters' (Freeman). This work is notable not only for Darwin's prodigious amassing of facts concerning artificial selection of traits to demonstrate an analogy for natural selection. It also advances his hypothesis of pangenesis and gemmules, as the agents of the inheritance of characteristics. The Variation 'contained his hypothesis of pangenesis, by means of which Darwin tried to frame an explanation of hereditary resemblance, inheritance of acquired characters, atavism, and regeneration. It was a brave attempt to account for a number of phenomena which were beyond the bounds of scientific knowledge in his day, such as fertilization by the union of sperm with egg, the mechanism of chromosomal inheritance, and the development of the embryo by successive cell division. His hypothesis of pangenesis could not therefore give a permanently acceptable account of the multitude of phenomena it was designed to explain. It was, however, a point of departure for particulate theories of inheritance in the latter nineteenth century' (DSB).The first issue differs substantially from the second issue, which in fact is more a second edition, with major revisions to the text. The first issue was published in January, the second in February 1868. The two issues have considerable textual differences, but the easiest way to distinguish them is by the errata listed on p vi of vol I and viii of vol II: in the first issue five errata are listed in six lines in vol I and nine in seven lines in vol II, whereas in the second a single erratum is listed in vol I only. The publisher's binding also differs, the spines of the first having a one-line imprint, those of the second normally having a two-line imprint.Provenance: Presentation note dated December 24 in Darwin's hand loosely inserted in vol I (on 'Down, Beckenham, Kent - Railway Station, Orpington. S. E. R.' stationery, indicating that Darwin despatched the vols from Down); bookplate of Sir Joseph Prestwich in both volumes. Prestwich (1812-1896) was President of the Geological Society of London (1870-2) and Professor of Geology at Oxford (1874-88). He was also the recipient of a presentation copy of the first edition of the Origin. 'Prestwich had written important papers on the geology of the coalfields of Shropshire and on the water-bearing strata of the south of England. In 1859 and 1860, he turned his attention to a study of the flint implements found in France and England and their significance for the question of the antiquity of man' (Darwin Correspondence Project online). Quentin Keynes (1921-2003), great-grandson of Charles Darwin and notable collector of Darwin and Darwiniana.There are two inserted leaves in both volumes: 'Illustrated Charts of Natural History' and 'Practical Class Examination Mineralogy and Geology by J. Tennant', the latter dated December 1866, both advertising mineralogical works published by Tennant. These were probably added by Prestwich. The December 24 date of Darwin's note means he had copies in hand by the end of 1867 (or at least of vol I) although the work was not officially available until January 30 of the following year due to delay in preparing the index.Freeman 877; Norman 597 (second issue). Bookseller Inventory # 3978

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Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His: DARWIN, Charles; Robert
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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn, 1839, 1839. Octavo (233 × 140 mm) 3 volumes in 4 (vols. I–III and Appendix to vol. II). Attractive modern green half calf to style, double red morocco lettering pieces, flat bands reeded in gilt, repeated wave pallet in blind filling the compartments, marbled sides, tan endpapers. A wide-margined and generally clean set, some marginal foxing, particularly to the plates, which show off-set to the tissue-guards as usual, but overall a very good and handsomely presented set. 9 folding engraved maps by J. Gardner and J. and C. Walker; 47 etched plates after P. King, A. Earle, C. Martens, R. Fitzroy and others by T. Landseer, S. Bull, T. Prior and others. First edition. "The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the history of biological science" (DSB). Vol. I contains King's account of the expedition in the Adventure made between 1826 and 1830, surveying the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. In Vol. II (and its appendix volume) Capt. Fitzroy described the narrative of the Beagle's second voyage, between 1831 and 1836 to South America, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia and other countries. In this set, the Darwin volume, "Journal and Remarks 1832-1836", is the first issue, printed before the end of January 1839, the month he was elected to the Royal Society, and so without the letters F.R.S. after his name on the second title. Freeman 10; Hill I, pp. 104–5; Sabin 37826. Bookseller Inventory # 80586

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882).

Published by London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1859. (1859)

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Item Description: London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1859., 1859. 8vo., (6 6/8 x 5 inches). Original publisher's cloth-backed printed grey stiff paper wrappers RARE, AND AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, in near mint condition, of the second separately printed issue of Darwin's contribution to the Admiralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry, and first issued there as "Geology" in 1849. Edited, and with an important essay on Meteorology, by Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792–1871), the aim of the Manual. in "the opinion of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty [was] that it would be to the honour and advantage of the Navy, and conduce to the general interests of Science, if new facilities and encouragement were given to the collection of information upon scientific subjects by the officers, and more particularly by the medical officers, of Her Majesty's Navy, when upon foreign service; and their Lordships are desirous that for this purpose a Manual be compiled, giving general instructions for observation and for record in various branches of science. Their Lordships do not consider it necessary that this Manual should be one of very deep and abstruse research. Its directions should not require the use of nice apparatus and instruments: they should be generally plain, so that men merely of good intelligence and fair acquirement may be able to act upon them; yet, in pointing out objects, and methods of observation and record, they might still serve as a guide to officers of high attainment: and it will be for their Lordships to consider whether some pecuniary reward or promotion may not be given to those who succeed in producing eminently useful results" (Preface to the first edition in 1849). Charles Darwin completed his chapter on Geology in March of 1848, many years after the focus of his attention had turned to his theories of the transmutation and evolution of species, for which his is now celebrated. Nevertheless, one his earliest scientific interests was geology, and one of his earliest scientific mentors was the founder of modern geology, Adam Sedgwick (1785–1873). He attended Sedgwick's geology lectures in the spring of 1831, and in August accompanied Sedgwick to north Wales for two weeks in the field. "It was the best possible training, Sedgwick built up Darwin's expertise and self-confidence, introducing him to some of the most perplexing geological issues of the day" (DNB). Upon his return Darwin was offered the position of resident naturalist about the Beagle, that was to change his life, and the course of science forever. In this very rare offprint, his "Manual of Geology", Darwin explains patiently the practical ways in which geology can be studied upon the high seas: "A person embarked on a naval expedition, who wishes to attend to Geology, is placed in a position in some respects highly advantageous, and in others as much to the contrary. He is borne on the ocean, from which most sedimentary formations have been deposited. During the soundings which are so frequently carried on, he is excellently placed for studying the nature of the bottom, and the distribution of the living organisms and dead remains strewed over it. Again, on sea-shores, he can watch the breakers slowly eating into the coast-cliffs, and he can examine their action under various circumstances: he here sees that going on in an infinitesimally small scale which has planed down whole continents, levelled mountain-ranges, hollowed out great valleys, and exposed over wide areas rocks which must have been formed or modified whilst heated under enormous pressure. Again, as almost every active volcano is situated close to, or within a few leagues of, the sea, he is admirably situated for investigating volcanic phenomena, which, in their striking aspect and simplicity, are well adapted to encourage him to his studies" (pages [3]-4). Clearly Darwin put these methods to practical use himself during his voyage on the Beagle, and with spectacular results. Adam Sedgwick read Darwin's "Geological notes made during a survey o. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib1249

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Item Description: Hard cover. 56 plates & maps (some folding). Four vols. 8vo, orig. green cloth (very careful repairs to hinges & joints, Vol. III well-rebacked with orig. spine laid-down), spines lettered in gilt. London: H. Colburn, 1839. First edition of the full narrative of one of the greatest marine surveys of the 19th century. "The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin’s intellectual life and in the history of biological sciences. Darwin sailed with no formal scientific training. He returned a hard-headed man of science, knowing the importance of evidence, almost convinced that species had not always been as they were since the creation but had undergone change. He also developed doubts of the value of the Scriptures as a trustworthy guide to the history of the earth and of man, with the result that he gradually became an agnostic. The experiences of his five years in the Beagle, how he dealt with them, and what they led to, built up into a process of epoch-making importance in the history of thought."–D.S.B., III, p. 566. In this set, the third volume with Darwin’s contributions, is the first separate edition, also issued in 1839. It bears the bookplate and signature, dated 1840, of Robert James Shuttleworth (1810-74), the famous botanist and conchologist. Very good set. ? Freeman 10 & 11. Bookseller Inventory # JHABES3121

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882), Robert FITZROY (1805-1865) and Philip Parker KING (1793-1856).

Published by London: Henry Colburn, 1839. (1839)

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn, 1839., 1839. 4 volumes 8vo., (9 x 5 6/8 inches). (Without the half-title in volume one). 47 engraved plates (spotted and a bit browned) and 9 folding maps by J. Gardner and J. and C. Walker, including one loose in pocket at end of volume II (one or two repairs at folds). Modern full navy morocco, gilt. Provenance: with the faint penciled ownership inscription of Rev. John Allen Wedgwood (1796-1882), who officiated at the wedding of his cousins Emma Wedgewood and Charles Darwin in 1839, on the half-title of volume III. "IT DETERMINED MY WHOLE CAREER" (Darwin) First edition, first issue of volume III, which is Darwin's "Journal and Remarks 1832-1836", and his first printed book, and a pleasing association copy. This celebrated voyage, which lasted five years, was the "key formative event in Darwin's life. It 'determined my whole career' (Autobiography, 76), giving him an unrivalled opportunity to make observations, collect animals and plants, and explore some of the most beautiful, desolate, and isolated places in the world. Under FitzRoy the voyage's objectives extended to include geophysical measurements, and the 'Beagle' was equipped with a variety of instruments and devices, including a lightning conductor and a large number of marine chronometers for measuring longitude. The Admiralty intended the officers to make a chain of exceptionally accurate measurements round the globe. The ship also carried out trials on Beaufort's wind scale" (Desmond, Moore, and Browne). Between 1832 and 1836 the 'Beagle' visited the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, the west coast of South America (Chiloé, Valparaíso, Lima), most famously the Galápagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia (Sydney, Tasmania, King George's Sound), the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Mauritius, Cape Town, and St Helena and Ascension. In all these places Darwin collected a vast numbers of specimens: insects, birds, molluscs, small vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants, meticulously recording their provenance, appearance, and behaviour in his notebooks and diaries. Of these the specimens the greatest and most important by far became the birds from the Galápagos Islands, which the ornithologist and artist John Gould helped Darwin to classify on his return to England. The similarities and differences between the species inhabiting different islands, and between the island species and those of continental South America, gave rise to Darwin's initial thoughts on the possibility of transmutation of characteristics in species, and represents to history the origin of his revolutionary and controversial theories of evolution. Freeman 10; Hill I pp 104-5; Norman 584; Sabin 37826. Bookseller Inventory # 72nhr162

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Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of the: Darwin, Charles, Robert

Darwin, Charles, Robert Fitz-Roy and Philip Parker King

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Item Description: Henry Colburn, London, 1839. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Darwin's volume was ready early than the rest, but due to the demand a second issue was required, this being identifiable by the letters "F.R.S." following his name on the title page, indicating his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society on January 24th 1839, and the two maps being dated 1839 rather than 1838. Four volumes, in original publisher's cloth, skilfully conserved, with repairs to joints and hinges and some in-filling to the spine, original endpapers retained. Formerly the property of University College, Oxford, with bookplates and cancel stamps to this effect, also ownership plates, signatures and dates, though both bookplates have been removed from vol 2, leaving some residual marks. The cloth is slightly marked, with faded gilt lettering. The text blocks are slightly toned, with minor foxing and staining. Vol 1 contains 16 engraved plates, one folding map and 2 loose folding maps in the pocket to the front. Vol 2 contains 24 engraved plates, 2 loose folding maps in the pocket, it lacks the plan of Santa Cruz at pg 339, but this appears never to have been bound in. Vol 2 Appendix, contains 6 engraved plates and 2 loose folding maps in the pocket. Vol 3 retains the folding map of the Southern portion of South America, which has been mis-folded a few times, causing new creases, as well as the map of the Keeling Islands, with one short tear and minor evidence of a former tape repair. One of the most important travel titles of the nineteenth century, in Darwin's case his first published book, marking a significant leap forward in the study of biology. Bookseller Inventory # 002925

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On the Origin of Species by Means: Darwin, Charles

Darwin, Charles

Published by D. Appleton & Company, New York (1860)

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Item Description: D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1860. Book Condition: Near Fine. First American edition. First printing with two quotations on the verso of the half-title. Publisher's original brown ribbed cloth, stamped in blind on the panels and gilt on the spine. And here's something you won't see very often, cloth complete, beautiful and completely untouched. Both hinges are strong and untouched. Bookseller's blindstamp on the front, brown-coated end paper and a previous owner's stamp on the top of the title page, which has been partially bleached, but remains legible. Internal contents are complete, intact and appear unread, although there is light to moderate foxing throughout, as almost always. With most copies on the market heavily restored or repaired, this copy is the finest we have seen by some margin.Darwin's book expounded a theory of evolution markedly superior to anything that had come before. It was aimed at the educated population generally, not just the academic community, and it sparked intense debate and controversy. Darwin attempted to explain the vast array of life on earth from a scientific perspective, showing how selected attributes could form new species given the right circumstances. "In accomplishing this Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken." -- PMM. Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 1507

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Darwin, Charles

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York (1860)

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From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the First Issue of the American Edition. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with minor wear to the edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this First Edition in collector's condition. We buy Darwin First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14746514032

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DARWIN, CHARLES

Published by Down, 17 January [1877] (1877)

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Item Description: Down, 17 January [1877], 1877. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. One page, with original stamped and postmarked envelope. Original folds, envelope soiled. CHARLES DARWIN ON SEXUALITY AND THE TRANSMISSION OF HEREDITARY CHARACTERISTICS. The recipient of this letter, pioneering pelvic and abdominal surgeon Lawson Tait (1845-1899), is one of the fathers of gynecology. He corresponded extensively with Darwin from 1870 until the naturalist’s death in 1882. Tait actively promoted Darwinism in the medical community, and Darwin in turn quoted Tait’s 1869 paper “Law of Natural Selection” in The Descent of Man (1871). In January 1877 Tait sent Darwin an extract from his forthcoming Diseases of Women. In that work Tait observed that “one of the greatest practical results of the discovery by Mr. Darwin of the descent of man from the animals” is that sexual instincts (or “passions”) are among the “most necessary as well as the most prevalent” of all instincts in humans. In this fascinating letter Darwin reacts to Tait’s writing, stating, “I sh[oul]d be glad to give any criticisms, but I have none to make & agree with what you say — There is, however, one trifling point on which I differ; viz. that I believe the high value of well-bred males is due to their transmitting their good qualities to a far greater number of offspring than can the female.” This letter, written a few years after The Descent of Man, provides a fascinating glimpse of Darwin’s views on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics. Provenance: Sotheby’s 24 July 1978, lot 225 (“Property of a Lady”). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18950022966

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