RECORD: Anon. 1845. [Review of Journal of researches]. Illustrated London News (15 November): 11.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe. 7.2021. RN1

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Nos. 22, 23, and 24 are occupied by a reprint of Mr. Darwin's Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the recent Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, round the World; which Expedition the Author accompanied, as Naturalist. This is one of the most valuable and interesting contributions to the Series; and for this edition Mr. Darwin has condensed and corrected some parts and added to others, in order to render the volume more fitted for popular reading. It is, accordingly, less scientific and technical than the first edition; and the zoological and geological details are pleasantly interwoven with the Narrative of the Voyage, comprising visits to the least-known portions of South America. Occasional recapitulations of the progress of the voyage are an excellent feature in the book; and it is accompanied by a copious table of contents and index, high recommendations in "literature for all classes." The work is sold for three half-crown; a few years since it would have been charged at as many guineas!

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