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Aboard the Artemise in Toulon: 10 April, 1836.
The commander aboard the ArtémiseSingle sheet folded to form 4 pp., small octavo, neat manuscript in ink on both sides of first leaf, second leaf blank except for filing note. Written by the Pacific explorer Laplace in Toulon aboard his second.....
London: Bohn, circa 1845.
The deluxe edition, with plates "like highly finished drawings"Eleven volumes (the eleventh the Index) bound in ten, quarto, with 193 handcoloured etched plates, some with 1838 watermarks; contemporary half brown morocco. One of the great illustrated bird books, with a remarkable number of species of.....
Cambridge, MA: Hilliard and Brown, 1829.
Uncommon editionOctavo, neat ex-library stamp; in later burgundy half morocco over marbled boards. Second edition of this life of Ledyard, the famous sailor on Cook's third voyage and author of one of the few published accounts. Forbes notes the considerable historical significance of.....
Augsburg: Tobie Conrad Lotter, 1781.
Pivotal early map of Hawaii and the North PacificEngraved map, 465 x 490 mm., with original handcoloured outlines; mounted. The first separately-issued map to depict Hawaii: the panels of text beneath the map, in both French and German, mention the discovery of Hawaii and.....
Paris: Dabo and Masson, 1823.
Miniature voyage collection, with a Freycinet section15 volumes, duodecimo, with numerous folding maps & plates; contemporary half calf. A delightful French miniature collection of voyages. There are three volumes each to the sections on Africa, Asia, America, Europe and the South Seas. This last.....
Stockholm: J.S. Ekmanson, 1797.
First Swedish editionOctavo; modern calf binding. Scarce: the first Swedish edition, translated by Samuel Ödmann, of 'one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular' (Lada-Mocarski). Meares made two fur-trading voyages, the first reaching.....
London: Alex Hogg., n.d., but circa 1784.
Re-engraved for AndersonEngraving, 380 x 235 mm. Naïve oval portrait prepared as frontispiece for Anderson's New, Authentic and Complete Collection (1784-86). The scroll below gives birth and death information and names of the ships on each voyage.
New York: Harper & Bros, 1874.
Native Hawaiian surfing actionOctavo, frontispiece map, illustrations; original cloth. First American edition, in book form, of this popular travel account, including a a dramatic engraved illustration of native Hawaiian surfing action. The book was originally serialized for Harper's New Monthly Magazine and gives.....
London: published by the artist, 1787.
Cook's patronMezzotint three-quarter length portrait, trimmed close to the plate mark; mounted. Rare and impressive mezzotint portrait of one of Cook's great friends and champions. Like Cook a Yorkshireman, Palliser, who became governor of Newfoundland in 1764, encouraged Cook to pursue his charting.....
London: W. Peacock and Sons, 1802-, 1804.
Delightful small reference libraryThree volumes altogether, duodecimo, engraved folding maps highlighted in watercolour; uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt; in original matching bookform box, gilt tooled spine. Fine example of a gentleman's reference library in miniature, contained.....
London: Cadell, Davies, Longman and Rees, 1811. Two volumes, quarto, 45 maps (including one double-page and two folding), double-hemisphere double-page world map as frontispiece, very good; nineteenth-century full calf, gilt. A handsome set, and an important work with much on Australasia and Polynesia. This thorough introduction to geography is designed.....
London: Skinner and Co., 1786.
Hawaiian feather cloaks and tapaQuarto; engraved frontispiece not present (as is the case with some copies), contemporary half sheep. An unsophisticated copy of this rare auction catalogue, of particular interest to Australia and the Pacific for its many hundreds of natural history lots, including.....
"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.....
London: John Cooke, 1 February 1799.
Cook's friend and patronCopper engraving, 233 x 295 mm. Lord Sandwich, for whom Cook named the Hawaiian islands; after the portrait by Gainsborough. Cook's friend and patron John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in February.....
London: J. Dodsley, 1780.
'With piercing shrieks bewail thy Hero's doom!'Small quarto, 23 pp., recent marbled wrappers. Rare: second edition of Seward's famous tribute, published the same year as the first edition, and 'one of the most influential odes on Captain Cook' (Forbes). Numerous footnotes refer to events on.....
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1847. Octavo, two volumes in one; early ownership inscription on title, in original red cloth. The scarce first American edition which, according to Forbes, may have preceded the London edition. Sir George Simpson was governor of the Hudson's Bay Company in North America, and his acute.....
Stockholm: Adolf Bonnier, [1854-1855].
Royal Swedish circumnavigationTwo volumes in one, octavo, with three folding tinted maps, and 20 lithographs (18 coloured) and numerous woodcuts; original brown cloth, gilt. First edition: the official account of the voyage of the Eugenie, the first Swedish circumnavigation, with particularly good accounts of the.....
New York: H. Fisher, Son and Jackson, 1828.
One of the primary narratives of Hawaii in the 1820sSmall octavo, folding map and three engraved plates; a very good copy in contemporary cloth, with label to spine. First London edition appearing simultaneously with a New York version: the missionary Stewart's.....
London: Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, Fielding, & Hardy, 1784-5.
Sleek and adventurous editionOctavo, four volumes, with a portrait frontispiece, large folding chart and a total of 49 plates; recent mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands. A handsomely bound set of the first octavo edition derived from the official.....
Paris: Libraire Hachette & Cie. 1874.
By a close associate of Kamehameha VTwo parts in one volume, two folding engraved maps; original yellow wrappers bound in, later half green morocco with neat gilt spine lettering. Good account of Hawaiian royal affairs by a French consular official who arrived on.....
Brussels: Librairie Historique, 1844.
One of the great works on the costumes of the worldFour volumes, large octavo, with a total of 204 finely handcoloured costume plates; contemporary half crimson roan, flat spines ornately gilt. Scarce and beautiful work on the costumes of the world, finely illustrated with a......
Lisbon: Imprensa Lusitana Typographia Lisbonense, 1872-, 1873.
Portuguese version of Wahlen's costumesThick octavo, 153 highly-finished handcoloured engravings; red blind-panelled morocco, all edges gilt. Rare Portuguese edition of Wahlen's Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les peuples du monde… (Brussels, 1844), published well after Wahlen's death in 1850. Wahlen's is.....
London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Two volumes, each with frontispiece and half-title, 24 textual illustrations; a handsome set in half blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spines banded and gilt. An attractive set of the first edition of this lively account of the Pacific at mid-century. Walpole served on HMS Collingwood.....
London: Richard Bentley, 1849.
Hunting wild boar in HawaiiTwo volumes, octavo, frontispieces, vignettes; original blind decorated blue cloth. A lively and talkative account of the Pacific and western coast of America in the 1840s. The Collingwood stopped at the Hawaiian Islands, Mexico and California, as well as other South.....