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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.....
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.....
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.....
London: for G. Kearsley, Fleet Street, .
A presentation natural history album recording New Holland species16mo (in 4s), 117 x 67mm; , iv, , 44 pp., hand-coloured frontispiece and 12 engraved plates by the English engraver Inigo Barlow of various animals and flowers; much of the text engraved; contemporary.....
London: John Cundee, 1810.
Popular account of Cook's life for London readersTwo volumes, octavo, frontispiece and plates, recent orange cloth. Popular magazine of abridged (i.e. pirated) articles and literary extracts, including a 33 page account of Captain Cook's life loosely derived from Andrew Kippis' biography. Popular magazines such as.....
Amsterdam: Johannes van der Hey, 1822.
Dutch edition of KotzebueThree volumes, each with engraved title-page (the last hand-coloured), four hand-coloured plates and three folding plates, five folding maps, an excellent set in early twentieth-century vellum, decorated gilt and blind. Fine set in vellum of the uncommon Dutch edition of.....
Milan: Dalla Tipgrafia Sonzogno e Comp. 1815.
Italian edition with coloured platesFour volumes bound in two, small octavo, with a folding world map outlined in colour and 16 hand-coloured plates; a nice set in contemporary quarter calf, flat spines gilt. Quite uncommon: the first Italian edition of the voyages.....
Paris: Imprimerie de la Republique, 1797.
"Vanished trackless into blue immensity"Four volumes, quarto, and folio atlas, with a portrait, 69 maps and plates (21 folding) in the atlas; the text in fine condition on bluish-tinted paper, completely uncut in modern French period-style blue mottled boards with double labels; the.....
Paris: Imprimerie de la Republique, 1797.
"Vanished trackless into blue immensity"Four volumes, quarto, and folio atlas, with 69 maps and plates (21 folding) in the atlas; the text in fine condition on bluish-tinted paper; text volumes in contemporary or near-contemporary English dark green straight-grained morocco, spines banded and lettered.....
London: J. Johnson, 1798.
The first English editionThree volumes, octavo, with 42 engraved plates and maps; contemporary marbled calf, rebacked, double labels; bookplates. First English edition (as has now been demonstrated by Forbes) of the official account of the tragic French voyage. The disappearance of the entire La Pérouse.....
London: J. Johnson, 1798.
First English editionThree volumes, octavo, with 42 engraved plates and maps; in contemporary sprinkled calf; old bookplates, gift inscription to the Andover Institute Free Library dated 1873 at start of each volume and the library's stamp on p. 51 of each volume. First English edition.....
Leipzig: no publisher, 1799.
With a full crew list - including savants and supercargoOctavo, with an engraved portrait, five plates and a folding world map; contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands. Abridged account of the La Pérouse voyage, published two years after the official edition. The.....
London: G. & J. Robinson, 1798. Engraving, 255 x 190 mm. Attractive portrait of La Pérouse, "Commodore in the French Navy, born at Alby in 1741". Jean-Francois de Galoup, Compte de la Perouse was commissioned in 1785 by the King of France to head an expedition to explore the Pacific.....
Paris: Blaisot, n.d., circa 1800.
La Pérouse portraitLine engraving, 190 x110 mm. (plate size). Fine portrait of the navigator published while his fate was still a mystery. La Pérouse, inscribed "Célèbre Navigateur Français." La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and was commissioned in 1785 by Louis XVI.....
Paris: Dufour & Mulat, n.d., but circa 1820. Engraving, 210 x 150 mm. (plate size). A fine portrait. La Pérouse, was born at Alby in 1741. Compte de la Perouse was commissioned in 1785 by the King of France to head an expedition to explore the Pacific Ocean. He was.....
Rare abridgmentOctavo, frontispiece, five plates, and a large folding map; contemporary quarter calf, some wear, front joint starting but otherwise a very good copy, bookplate. Abridged account of the La Pérouse voyage, published two years after the official edition. The preface records all previous Pacific voyagers of.....
London: Charles Knight, circa 1830. Stipple engraving, 140 x 110 mm (plate size). Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Fine. La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and was commissioned in 1785 by Louis XVI to head an expedition to the Pacific.....
London: William Mackenzie, circa 1840. Stipple engraving, 170 x 120 mm (plate size). Good. Almost identical to the portrait printed by Charles Knight (Nan Kivell & Spence p.171), this one has the addition of bushes in the background and the sky. La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and.....
Paris: Firmin Didot, 1823.
La Perouse eulogyOctavo, 46 pp., with some of the foxing endemic to some French books of this period; very good in recent blue paper boards with morocco label. Very rare eulogy to La Pérouse published some thirty-five years after the disappearance of his two vessels.....