Oct 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2617 -

Sale 2617 - Lot 60

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)
Journal of Researches in Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H.M.S Beagle.

London: Henry Colburn, 1839.



First separate edition of Darwin's first published book, large octavo, illustrated with two large folding charts and four text illustrations, half-title present; sixteen pages of publisher's ads dated August 1839 bound after the text; bound in publisher's ribbed cloth in a faded brown (originally purple?) with a large arabesque design blocked in blind on both boards, spine lettered in gilt with title, author, and publisher; with original plain white paper endleaves and pastedowns; boards and spine faded, front joint cracked with chipping along the joint and at the head; back outer and both inner joints intact, some leaves in the index unopened; 9 1/8 x 5 3/4 in.