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London: for the Proprietor, 1821.
Proof version of a Captain Cook portrait plateEngraving, printed upon india paper sheet measuring 180 x 130mm., laid upon larger sheet;. Proof version on india paper, marked "proof" to lower left-hand corner. This portrait is based on the oil painting by Nathaniel Dance now.....
London: William Strahan & Cadell, 1777.
The Hodges portraitEngraved portrait, 265 x 200 mm. Fine portrait of Cook after William Hodges. This oval head-and-shoulders portrait of the navigator as a young man was commissioned from the engraver Basire to be used as the frontispiece of the official account of.....
London: James Ridgway, 1797-1814.
Hoping that Barangaroo will be saved from "lightning, sharks, and red men"Seventeen volumes, duodecimo, in attractive modern wrappers with double spine labels to each volume. A fine long run of an intriguing late-Georgian journal, with a good deal of interest to contemporary Australia, perhaps most.....
Copenhagen: C.A. Reitzel, 1849-1851.
The first Danish circumnavigationThree volumes, octavo, tinted lithographs; uncut in the original quarter purple cloth with printed labels, brown boards. Scarce official account of the first Danish circumnavigation. The Galathea made her voyage between 1845 and 1847. Forbes notes that the purpose of the mission.....
London: B.B. Evans, 1790.
The most infamous moment in naval history: Bligh cast adriftColoured aquatint engraving, 455 x 620 mm., mounted and framed. The mutiny on the Bounty, Bligh and his men cast adrift: one of the best known of all maritime images, which includes the only known portrait.....
Neuchâtel: Société Thypographique [sic], 1773.
Bougainville's Tahiti: the South Sea paradiseTwo volumes in one, small octavo; a fine copy in a very attractive contemporary binding of marbled calf, sides bordered in gilt, the flat spine ornately gilt with a repeating drawer-handle design. An attractive copy of the Neuchâtel version.....
Papeete: Government printer, 1909.
With information from several Tahitian dignitariesOctavo, 66 pp, in later quarter cloth with titling wrappers bound in. "Documentation de grande valeur" (O'Reilly-Reitman). Bovis, who spent more than a decade involved in marine surveying of the Tahitian islands, made this close study of all aspects of.....
London: Ackermann, 1852.
Splendid marine lithographs by Queen Victoria's artistPair of colour lithographs, 375 x 535 mm. A fine pair of portraits of a splendid ship: these colour lithographs after original watercolours by Oswald Brierly were made by T. G. Dutton and printed by Day and Son for Ackermanns.....
London: Royal Society, 1784.
Bronze issue of the Royal Society medalBronze medal, 43 mm. diameter, relief bust of Captain Cook on recto, full-length relief portrait of Fortune leaning on a column while resting her hand upon a rudder which is affixed to a globe on verso. The bronze issue.....
London: Becket and De Hondt, 1771.
Earliest account of the Endeavour voyage: from the library of George IIIQuarto; trimmed fairly closely to the text block; contemporary half calf and speckled boards, with the royal cipher of King George III in gilt on both covers. First edition of the earliest.....
London: Becket and De Hondt, 1771.
First account of the Endeavour voyageQuarto; a good copy in modern quarter calf and marbled boards by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. First edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage to the Pacific: the rare first issue, with the leaf of dedication.....
Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Guillaume, 1797.
First French issueTwo volumes, octavo, six folding engraved plates after Parkinson, a handsome set in contemporary French mottled calf, flat spines gilt, double red and tan morocco labels. First French edition, first issue: the artist's account of Cook's first voyage and the discovery.....
London: J K Sherwin, circa 1779.
Very first proof copy of first separately issued portrait of CookEngraving, artist's proof copy 275 x 235 mm, mounted and framed. A proof impression (before title, date and some letters) of the first issue of the first separately published engraving of Captain Cook.....
New York: Benjamin Gomez, circa 1779.
An American version of the Dance portraitEngraving, 130 x 100 mm, mounted and in a handsome early timber frame. Scarce American-published portrait: the engraving appeared as frontispiece to the New York octavo edition of Cook's third voyage. The depiction is based on Nathaniel.....
London: Royal Society, 1776.
Captain Cook's measures against scurvySmall quarto, [iv], 44 pp. with the half-title, woodcut title device and headpiece, leaf C4 a cancel as usual; modern green quarter morocco. Published after the second voyage, this is one of the most significant and one of the rarest of.....
Utrecht & Amsterdam: G.T. van Paddenburg en Zoon & M. Schalekamp, 1793.
Revised Dutch versionSmall quarto, frontispiece and two plates, with an additional handcoloured double-hemisphere world map bound in; a good copy in contemporary half calf, flat spine gilt. Scarce second Dutch edition of Cook's second voyage of discovery.....
Paris: chez Buisson, 1787.
First edition in FrenchTwo volumes, quarto, with a folding map and 16 engraved plates, some folding; contemporary mottled calf. Cook's second voyage and travels in South Africa, by the famous Swedish naturalist. This is the first edition in French, the most profusely illustrated of the.....
London: F. Newbery, 1775.
The first account and view of the Antarctic, by a First FleeterOctavo, folding frontispiece map and five plates, leaf D2 a cancel as usual; in later polished light tan calf. First edition: the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, and.....
Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1785.
First French quarto editionFive quarto volumes, including the final atlas volume containing a total of 88 engraved maps and plates;uniform contemporary full calf armorial bindings. The desirable first French edition of the official account of Cook's third voyage, here in outstanding contemporary French bindings.....
London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol... and T. Cadell, 1784.
The superb official narrative of Cook's third voyageThree volumes, quarto, and an atlas, folio, with altogether 87 engraved plates and maps, of which 63 appear in the atlas; contemporary diced russia leather, flat spines gilt.....
London, Victualling Office, 18 June 1777.
Rare document from Cook's third and last voyageManuscript in ink on official paper (watermark "GR" with a crown), written in ink on one side of a single sheet, 239 x 201 mm, small folio. Rare document relating to the provisioning of Cook's third.....