DARWIN, Charles Robert. A Naturalist's Voyage. Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle' round the World. John Murray, 1889.
8vo. Original green cloth, gilt vignette of rhea hunt to upper board, gilt lettering to spine; pp. x + 519 + [4, ads.], woodcut text illustrations; a little spotting to edges, very good, with wonderful inscription of previous owner to prelim: "This is the only book of Darwin's one should read, for the plain reason that, when he wrote it, he was still a Chrristian".
Nineteenth thousand. Darwin's journal of his voyage on the Beagle first appeared as the third volume of Captain Robert Fitzroy's The Narrative of the Voyages of H.M. Ships Adventure and Beagle (1839). It immediately reappeared as a separate book under its own title. Dedicated to Charles Lyell in recognition of his "... well known and admirable ..." Principles of Geology, the journal sketches a history of the voyage through Darwin's examinations of the natural history, people and geology of each destination.