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Mons: chez Gaspard Migeot, 1740.
Mexican Bishop and the Land of VirtueDuodecimo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt. Attractive copy of a rare work, with a Belgian imprint, relating the "mysterious voyage" to a "Land of Virtue". First published in Rouen in 1684, this rare spiritual romance is an educational novel.....
Paris: Hetzel, circa 1900. Small folio, line drawings throughout; some foxing throughout but good in original cloth-backed boards, some wear to upper board. Delightful French picture book based on a father taking his daughter Lili around the zoo in the Jardin des Plantes. They visit all manner of animals including.....
Paris: circa 1500.
Exquisite late medieval manuscript leafFine illuminated leaf, 165 x 109 mm., double-sided, with a fine miniature of St Matthew, 42 x 40 mm., with three-quarter ornamental border divided into geometrical compartments, with blue and gold acanthus and coloured flowers and leaves; one 2-line illuminated initial C......
Londres; et se trouve à Paris: Pissot, 1784. Octavo, woodcut vignette on title, early inscribed attribution 'Par Mr de Péméyea'; contemporary French quarter calf. First edition of this antiquarian utopia set in Minoan Crete, chronicling the reconciliation of all strata of society. The success of this novel by the Professeur.....
Paris: An XII, that is, 1804.
One of Peron's first scientific articles from the voyageQuarto, hand-coloured plate and 10 pp.; some toning, but an excellent copy in modern marbled paper wrappers. Very rare indeed: the first printing of one of Péron's earliest scientific articles based on his work during.....
Londres: T.P. Capel, 1784. Octavo, completely uncut, original wrappers. First edition: the fictional discovery and translation of an ancient travel account used to mask a political satire. The London imprint is probably a disguise since the binding shows the use of French printed waste as strengthening. Published only five years.....
Paris: circa, 1807.
Sailed to Bass Strait on the Lady Nelson with James Grant.Engraved portrait, 305 x 250 mm. mounted. A beautiful portrait by Nicholas-Martin Petit from the first voyage account, depicting Oui-ré-kine (Wárrgan/Worogan), a young woman from Port Jackson who, together with her husband Yeranibe (Euranabie), had sailed.....
London: Goupil & Co, Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant & Co, 1902. Folio, coloured frontispiece & b/w engravings, full brown morocco, spines gilt, tooled; Deluxe limited edition LIX/CCL (250 copies). Deluxe limited edition on Japanese paper with plates printed in two states. Pollard was a leading authority on Tudor history of.....
Paris: Marchant, Editeur, 1834. Octavo, 22 pp.; in the original printed blue paper wrappers preserved in a modern quarter cloth binding. Rare first edition (NUC notes a single copy) of this very early aeronautical fantasy, an impassioned plea for the aérostation as the basis for a world of harmony and.....
Paris: Logerot, Pauly, and others, circa 1910.
Colonial strategy for youngstersSix map puzzles, each measuring 330 x 240 mm., housed in the original colour printed card case. Geographical jigsaw puzzle set comprising six maps mounted and cut into parts corresponding to the colonial dominions of major European powers. This.....
Amsterdam: Jean Frederic Bernard, 1741.
The enlightenment RabelaisThree quarto volumes, with two frontispieces, two engraved decorative titles, and 16 plates (of which three are folding), contemporary binding of polished calf, flat spines gilt with complex ornaments in panels. Beautifully printed with an impressive array of engraved plates, this is.....
"Leïpsick: Et se trouve à Paris" [i.e. Paris]: 1781.
Flying to Australia, and Hawaiian Anthropophages: by the Rousseau of the gutterFour volumes, duodecimo, with altogether 23 engraved plates including the large double-plate (numbered 23-24, and thus sometimes leading to some confusion about the correct number of plates): pp. -240.....
Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836.
Two dendroglyph carved treesEngraving, 135 x 220 mm.; very good condition. Charming engraved plate depicting an Australian indigenous tomb, complete with carved trees and unusually formed earthen walls. Although the image is somewhat incongruous as a depiction of an Australian Aboriginal tomb, it does include.....
Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836.
Canary IslandsEngraving, 135 x 220 mm.; very good condition. Charming engraved plate depicting sailors filling casks at the Canary Islands from Domeny de Rienzi's Océanie ou Cinquième partie du monde, revue géographique et ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie et de.....
Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836. Engraving, 135 x 220 mm.; very good condition. Charming engraved plate depicting coastal stilt dwellings on the Isle of Rawak (present day Indonesia) from Domeny de Rienzi's Océanie ou Cinquième partie du monde, revue géographique et ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie.....
Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836. Engraving, 135 x 220 mm.; very good condition. Charming engraved plate depicting sailors filling casks at New Ireland, Papua, from Domeny de Rienzi's Océanie ou Cinquième partie du monde, revue géographique et ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie et de Mélanésie (Paris.....
London: Lonngman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1833. Large octavo,vignette title-page plus 20 engravings,, original gilt cloth, highly decorated, all edges gilt. This attractive copy is the first in a three volume set published as 'Turner's Annual Tour'. The 21 steel engravings are from drawings by J.M.W. Turner, illustrating.....
The first European residentOctavo; in the original printed wrappers, faded, but a very good copy. A very scarce book, printed by the government press in Tahiti, the first complete edition of the private journal of Maximo Rodriguez, who arrived in Tahiti in 1774 and stayed for over.....
Paris: Ducrocq, probably 1873.
With kangaroos and, more remarkably, a platypusOblong folio, 24 colour-printed plates and 41 pp. text; some browning of the paper as common for books of this era, but very good in the original red boards embossed in gilt, bumped and a little worn at edges.....
Rouen: circa 1480. Illuminated leaf, 182 x 116 mm., with an exquisite panel border on both sides of blue and gold acanthus leaves with unusual orange and red flowers on the verso and red and white flowers on the recto, with ten 1-line initials and two 2-line initials in red.....
Rouen: circa 1480-1500. Illuminated leaf, 166 x 112 mm., panel border on each side of the leaf composed of blue and gold acanthus, coloured flowers, fruits and leaves; 15 1-line initials in dark red and blue alternately. Fine leaf from a French Book of Hours with a typical Rouen decorative.....
Tours: 1873. Octavo, frontispiece; an excellent copy in a contemporary prize binding of quarter green morocco, "College de Chartres" in gilt on upper cover. Tours, Alfred Mame et fils, 1873. Fifth edition (first 1857) of this comprehensive history of Australia, with a final chapter on gold including information on the.....
Paris: Amedée Bedelet, circa 1858. Tinted lithograph, 165 x 233 mm.; marginal tear with early stick-tape repair leaving brown, not affecting image. This oft-reproduced image is based on a famous West Australian view by Louis de Sainson, which was published in the official account of Dumont d'Urville's three-year expedition in.....
Paris: Sajou, Rue de Rambuteau, 52, circa 1855.
Mosaic sampler box for the Paris ExpositionPapered sampler box 210 x 152 x 44 mm, the top with Greek and oriental designs; with 2 booklets of instruction, 2 cross-stitch templates, 6 small cylindrical boxes of coloured wooden mosaic pieces, 3 mosaic.....