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London: Treuttel and Wurtz, 1823.
The artist's account of the Freycinet voyageQuarto, two parts in one, with a folding map and 25 lithograph plates, contemporary smooth calf, gilt, The first edition in English of this informal narrative of the Uranie voyage, the great French expedition to Australia and the.....
Paris: Pillet Aine, 1825.
Sydney in 1819Engraved map measuring 320 x 237 mm. (plate size), a very good copy, mounted and framed. Detailed and finely engraved map of the budding settlement at Sydney Cove, from the official published account of the Uranie voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the.....
Paris: Leblanc, no date, but after 1822.
The artist's account: the first published narrative of the Freycinet voyageTwo volumes, octavo, and small folio atlas; the atlas with separate title, map and 25 lithographic plates; text in mid-nineteenth century quarter green roan trade binding with gilt ornament, atlas in more.....
Paris: Leblanc, 1822. Folio, with an engraved world map and 25 lithograph views; uncut; original boards, as issued, with the publisher's printed label. The splendid atlas volume to Jacques Arago's published account of his voyage to Australia and the Pacific with the Freycinet expedition of 1817-1820. Published in 1822, Arago's.....
London: Oxford University Press, 1962. Octavo, portrait frontispiece and black & white plates, grey cloth; dust-jacket. Rose de Freycinet was smuggled aboard her husband's command, the Uranie, in 1817 in Toulon and circumnavigated the globe until 1820. Her account is both detailed and acute, with lengthy descriptions of the Australian.....
Paris: Pillet aîné, 1825.
Report on the zoology of the Freycinet voyageOctavo, 16 pp., quarter calf. Rare report by Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire on the zoological volume of the Freycinet voyage publication, including some personal observations on the mammals of Australia. The Zoologique section of the voyage publication was prepared by.....
London: John Hatchard, 1848. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, manuscript inscription at front of each volume; in contemporary maroon morocco, gilt. Second revised and enlarged edition of the life of the great Quaker reformer. The work was edited by two of Fry's daughters, and includes many excerpts from her letters and.....
Stockholm: J. A. Probsts, 1825.
Swedish costume booklet for childrenFolding concertina case of 24 individual handcoloured ethnographic portraits, each measuring 88 x 57 mm., mounted upon linen within marbled card covers; with accompanying 24mo booklet of some 42 pp., both housed within original papered slipcase. Ephemeral early-nineteenth century Swedish.....
London: W. Botham, for James Knapton, 1707.
An unhappy account of an unhappy voyageOctavo, with five folding maps (one with small repair) and ten engraved plates; contemporary lightly panelled calf, very well rebacked. First edition of this important contemporary account of an early circumnavigation of the globe in which.....
The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1952. Quarto, unopened, in blue boards; blind embossed printer's device on front board. First edition: an elegant monograph on utopia. This thesis on the development of economics in the English Utopia gives priority to key works such as Bacon's New Atlantis, but also includes chapters on.....
Edinburgh: J. Robertson, 1792.
'The most absurd, prodigal and impracticable vision…'Octavo, 336 pp.; a very good copy in nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards. Rare, with an early essay on Botany Bay by a Scottish judge and therefore providing some insight into the reaction of the legal profession to.....
Launceston: Cornwall Chronicle, 1855.
Poems for the Crimean WarSmall octavo, 114 pp., single page "In Memoriam" bound in, early newspaper report of Gardner's death pasted to a blank, some significant toning; a charming copy in full pebble-grained green morocco, gilt. Very scarce: a Launceston-published anthology of poetry by William.....
London: HMSO, 1907.
The country sacred to ConfuciusFoolscap folio, 26 pp., with two maps; in recent green paper wrappers. The author states his intention as such: 'The object of the journey was to study in some degree the Province of Shantung, its resources and inhabitants, to visit the country.....
Paris: Delgrave, 1874.
French forces occupy HanoiOctavo, [iv], 40 pp. (last blank), folding map; unopened in original printed wrappers. Scarce posthumously published offprint, describing Francis Garnier's last China expedition. Shortly afterwards he led an armed expedition against Vietnamese forces and captured Hanoi for a short time. The survivor of.....
The Celebrated George BarringtonHardcover with colour dust jacket, 327pp. This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without.....
Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1874.
The Aboriginal Tribes near Cooper's CreekOctavo, 51 pp., early ink owner's name on title and first page (Wm. Tomsett of Queenstown 1874) in a modern binding. First edition, and an important account of the customs of the Dieyerie tribe (now more commonly "Diyari" or "Diery").....
London: Prined by G. Barclay, 1850.
Gawler on the colonies and his reputation: "not published"Slim octavo, 45 pp., in recent tan half calf, marbled boards. Very rare privately published work by the former Governor of South Australia, and the last serious effort he made to rehabilitate his reputation in.....
Berlin: Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1878. Thick octavo, twelve issues bound together, 32 plates in total (some folding, one hand-coloured, two coloured); blue paper boards, neat library stamps with cancel for Altenburg. Full run of the monthly bulletins of the Prussian Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin for 1878, including two long.....
London: John Nichols, 1788.
First Fleet report from the CapeOctavo, pp. 377-472, three plates; recent wrappers. Reports progress of the First Fleet: 'By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last, and expected.....
London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1636.
With more than 2500 botanical woodcutsThick folio, with more than 2500 woodcut illustrations of plants, as well as numerous other woodcut decorations; contemporary sprinkled calf, spine ornately gilt in wide compartments, red morocco label. A splendid copy of one of.....
Jena: Bauhofer, 1667.
Esoteric idols and child sacrificeSmall quarto, with nine woodcuts throughout the text and a folding plate; in modern gilt ruled mottled calf, leaf of manuscript notes dated 1718 pasted to front blank endpaper. Scarce comparative study of non-Christian religious practices (the so called religionum profanum), containing.....
London: John Murray, 1887.
Featuring a portrait by Sir Joshua ReynoldsEight volumes, octavo, single portrait frontispiece, 14 maps (12 folding and 5 coloured); understated half brown morocco, gilt spine with raised bands. A most attractive set of Gibbon's opus, first published in 1776 and here re-issued with notes by.....