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Sydney: Hordern House, 1998. Octavo, with five illustrations; full polished crimson calf, otherwise fine in green cloth folding case. One of 50 copies of the deluxe issue, bound in full polished calf, and signed by Peter Gesner. This is a faithful facsimile of A Voyage Round the World in His.....
Berwick and London: W. Phorson, B. Law and Son, 1793.
The Bounty mutineers wrecked in the Endeavour StraitOctavo, with an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author; untrimmed; in modern calf, gilt, in a matching half calf box. First edition: the only published account of the voyage of the Pandora.....
London: T. Woodward and others, 1744-1748.
Second and best edition, first to include the important Tasman mapTwo volumes, thick folio; titles printed in black and red, with altogether 61 engraved maps and plates (15 of them folding) by or after Emmanuel Bowen; a good copy in contemporary calf, old.....
Oahu: Na Na Misionari I Pai, '1838' but in fact, 1839.
Desirable Hawaiian Mission press bibleThick octavo, original calf binding. Important early Hawaiian missionary imprint: one of two separately published parts of the first printing of the Old Testament in Hawaiian, prepared for the American Bible Society at the.....
Oahu: Na na Misionari, 1834.
The first Hawaiian printed musicDuodecimo, 360 pp., 194 hymns many with full musical notation; in excellent condition in old sprinkled and polished calf, later spine ornately gilt with red leather label; in a full calf protective bookform case. Rare and important: a delightful copy.....
Paris: Librairie Plon, 1893. Octavo, folding map; uncut in the original blue-grey wrappers. A fine copy of the first edition: this is an especially good account of Hawaii at the end of the nineteenth century, by a French diplomat, written under the pseudonym Georges Sauvin. D'Anglade was French Consul and.....
Chicago: Belford, Middlebrook & Co., 1898.
Hawaiian Royal portraitsLarge oblong quarto, photogravure plates throughout, fine in the publisher's gilt lettered red cloth. Historical album of Hawaiian views published on the year of annexation with the United States, with 79 photogravure plates including photographs of the Royal family and their.....
Honolulu: Editions Limited, 1987. Octavo, plates and endpaper maps, original cloth with dust-jacket. This book presents the accounts of eight officers who served on board the Neva and the Nadezhda in the first Russian expedition to the Hawaiian Islands in 1803-1806. Their accounts are here translated for the English reader.....
Oahu: Na na Misionari I Pai, 1835.
The first complete Hawaiian New TestamentSmall octavo, original reverse calf binding. Rare and important: a landmark in missionary publishing in Hawaii, this is the first complete edition of the New Testament in the Hawaiian language, printed entirely by the Mission Press. David.....
Publishing the secrets of the hulaOctavo, with numerous photographic illustrations; in the original dark green cloth. The standard early work on the hula and the first Hawaiian work funded by the Bureau of American Ethnology, whose remit had been restricted to American Indians until 1906. This was.....
Paris: Librairie A. Franck; Leipzig, Frank'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung, 1862.
Presentation copy of an important Hawaiian historyOctavo, with presentation inscription; original quarter red roan and marbled boards, spine lettered and banded in gilt. A rare and important Hawaiian history, its French text based on an early oral history in the Hawaiian.....
London: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1842.
A masterly analysis of the New Zealand CompanySlim octavo, 63 pp., fine in green crushed half morocco by Sangorski, gilt. An important early account of the New Zealand Company. The author had arrived in Wellington in 1840 in command of the Aurora, bringing.....
London: Edward Bull, 1829.
Flinders & Baudin both get a poetDuodecimo, with a steel-engraved decorative title-page, in contemporary green morocco, all edges gilt, bound without half-title or final leaf of advertisements. A collection of romantic poems by Thomas Kibble Hervey (1799-1859) including "Australia", a lengthy idyllic poem inspired by.....
London: Printed by A.C. for P. Chetwind, and A. Seile…, 1677.
"Terra Australis Incognita, or the Southern Continent"Folio, printed title in red and black, with an additional engraved title and four folding maps; contemporary dark sprinkled calf. A famous geographical work by the seventeenth-century theologian and historian, here in.....
Paris: Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1847.
Original version of the scene in KealekakuaTwo volumes, octavo, frontispiece in each volume and 38 black & white plates in the text; in contemporary quarter morocco. A very detailed illustrated history of the grands voyages for children, including La Pérouse and the third voyage.....
Paris: Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, frontispiece in each volume plus 38 plates in the text; in original blue cloth, with elaborate gilt decorations. A very detailed illustrated history of the grands voyages for children including La Pérouse, Dumont d'Urville and the third voyage of James Cook with.....
The Parsons Collection Part 1Quarto, 128 pages, bound in saifu cloth with colour dustjacket. 138 items fully described and illustrated in colour throughout. The first part of the catalogue includes 138 items, divided into five sections, each item being fully described bibliographically and illustrated. The sections cover Dampier to.....
The Parsons Collection Part 11Quarto, 160 pages, bound in saifu cloth with colour dustjacket. 156 items fully described and illustrated in colour throughout, with bibliography of principal references and an index to both parts. The second part continues the story of Pacific discovery and exploration from La Pérouse to.....
London: John Stockdale, 1 January 1793.
Governor Hunter's account of foundation and explorationQuarto, with 17 engraved plates, folding maps and charts; a very good copy, a decent size with the often cropped date on the title-page intact, in a modern binding of quarter morocco and marbled boards. First edition.....
London: John Stockdale, 1792.
First Fleet artist of some capacityEngraving, 210 x 285 mm. (sheet size). Engraved illustration of a Papuan outrigger by first fleet officer Captain John Hunter, originally printed for inclusion in his Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island (1792). Hunter sailed.....
Moscow: Nauka, 2005.
Cook ethnography in RussiaQuarto, 293 x 213 mm., 308 pp.; extensively illustrated with 104 black-and-white illustrations and 32 colour illustrations on eight colour plates; original boards decorated with tapa cloth motifs; in fine condition. An important modern book that up until now has been extremely difficult.....
Auburn, U.S.A. Alden, Beardsley & Co., 1852.
A handsome voyage anthologyOctavo, decorated title page, a fine copy in splendid half brown crushed morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, spine gilt in raised bands, top-edge gilt. A condensed voyage anthology, covering the United States Exploring Expedition, the discoveries of Dumont d'Urville.....
Lille: chez Vanackere and Paris, chez Nicolle, circa 1806.
Early children's geographical card gameGeographical card game, consisting of 48 cards measuring 105 x 70 mm, each illustrated with a small round engraving by Pierre-François Godard, together with a folded sheet with introduction and rules for the game, and a......