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London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857.
Sir George Grey overland in South Australia.Two volumes, octavo, seventeen coloured plates,in half-red morocco by Sangorski, spines with raised bands with gilt lettering. Second edition, with considerable additions and a pleasing suite of lithographic plates showing uniform changes through the history...
London: 1845. Handcoloured zincograph print, mounted. Handcoloured print of the Australian species Oxylobium Ovalifoloium, from Swan River, Western Australia. Species closely related to another legumious plant of Australia; Oxylobium retusum, "a handsome greenhouse shrub, native of King George's Sound in New Holland, whence seeds were brought by Mr. J. Richardson...
circa 1845. Handcoloured zincograph, with accompanying page of text attached; mounted, approx 270 x 210mm. The Labichea is an Australian plant found on the Western Coast and also parts of Sydney. From The Floral Cabinet or Magazine of Exotic Botany by Knowles & Westcott.
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 3 August 1838.
Molesworth sinks transportation: the 1838 reportFolio, [ii], i-[l], 330, 44 pp.; with an additional series title-page (Reports from Committees 1837-8... Sixteenth Volume); complete with errata slip, in a neat modern binding of green cloth with printed...
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 27 September 1831 & 22 June 1832.
With expert witnesses James Busby and Elizabeth FryFolio, the two reports bound together, 177pp. and 162pp. respectively; in a newat modern binding of half brown calf, spine lettered in gilt. Two important...
London: William Clowes and Sons for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, April 1847.
The people of NSW against transportationFolio, 16 pp.; a good copy, uncut in modern green leather binding. Four petitions from the people of New South Wales opposing further transportation of convicted felons. This report opens with a....
Warrington: William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell... and N.Conant... London, 1780.
Prison reform in the 1780sOctavo, with ten folding engraved plates including seven highly detailed architectural plans; a superb copy in original condition, edges completely uncut, in original boards, spine lettered in ink preserved in a quarter morocco...
London: 9 May 1785.
The "legal basis" for transportationFoolscap, 20 pp., very good, neatly disbound; preserved in a cloth folder. Very uncommon: crucial discussions leading to the establishment of transportation to a colony at Botay Bay. This is the first report of the committee appointed to investigate transportation, and...
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 24 February 1817.
Compilation and analysis of sentencing reportsFoolscap folio, 130 pp.; in neat modern dark blue wrappers with printed label. Extensive reports, from all over England and Wales -- from Assize courts, Quarter or General Sessions, and from...
Van Diemen's Land first independent court of recordBifolium 315 x 198 mm; manuscript with paper; royal wafer seal affixed. A pardon for James Browne, convicted and sentenced to death, for murder in Van Diemen's Land, conditional on his being transported to Norfolk Island for the term of his...
London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennet, 53 Fleet Street, 1775.
James Cook proves his worthEngraved chart, 540 x 705 mm. with simple early handcolouring to the coastlines. Attractive large-format map of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, derived from the survey work of James Cook and Matthew Lane...
Cook's voyages: with the extra atlas, and uniform contemporary provenanceTogether eight volumes, quarto, and two folio Atlases; uniformly bound in contemporary polished diced russia leather, decorated in blind and gilt, atlases in half binding with marbled paper sides matching the endpapers of the text volumes; all volumes...
London: Fisher Son & Co, 1834. Engraving, 230 x 145mm (plate size). Fine portrait of the great botanist as a young man. Hooker was born at Norwich in 1785. Following his father's fascination with exotic plants, he showed a precocious interest in botany and in 1809, through the encouragement of...
London: Alexander Hogg, circa 1780. Engraved chart, 185 x 355 mm, with decorative title cartouche in the upper right corner. An early map of the Society Islands in the South Pacific published by Alexander Hogg to illustrate the voyages and discoveries of the sea captains Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Cook...
London: Alexander Hogg, circa 1786. Engraved chart, 220 x 330 mm. Chart showing Cook's route around the Tongan Islands, which he discovered in 1773. The Islands are also known as the Friendly Islands because of the reception that Captain Cook received. Published for Anderson's New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages round the World.
London: circa 1788.
Cook's immortal nameEngraved view with poem, 195 x 105 mm., laid down on card. Rare Cook engraving, with commemorative poem, after a drawing by Thomas Stothard (1755-1834). Stothard was elected to the Royal Academy in 1794 and often collaborated with William Blake, although the present engraving...
London: Printed for Alex. Hogg, at the Kings' Arms, [c. 1784-1786].
Cook in a million wordsFolio, with altogether 157 engraved maps, plans and views; modern half calf. An unusually good, complete copy of this huge compendium of Cook's three voyages (and a few other voyage accounts), published quickly after...
Cambridge: Hakluyt Society, 1968-1974.
Authoritative editionFive volumes and portfolio of charts, thick octavo, coloured frontispieces, numerous black and white plates and maps (some folding), original decorated cloth with dust-jackets. The most reliable and authoritative narrative of Cook's three voyages, edited by J.C. Beaglehole. This set comprises the original Hakluyt.....
London, Royal Society, 1784. Bronze 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 Royal Society's formal memorial to the great navigator: one...
London: circa 1780.
Exceptionally rare medal, an early commemoration of Cook's deathBronze medal, 37 mm. Extremely rare: the "Courage and Perseverance" medal, struck soon after news of Cook's death reached England. News of Cook's death was first published in Büsching's Wöchentlichte Nachrichten (Berlin, 1780) in early January 1780, via...
London: imprint clipped, but S.A. Cumberlege, 1 July, 1781. Engraving, 145 x 180 mm., laid paper, mounted. Early and very important representation of the death of Captain Cook: evidently based on John Webber's original painting, this engraving actually predates the more famous Bartolozzi engraving with which Webber's name is now...
London: Sold in Spur Street, Leicester Square, n.d. [but 1784].
The very rare variant issueOval engraving, 350 x 265 mm. (image size). Mounted. Rare variant of the famous engraving of Cook's death showing, as the caption notes, "Part of the Original Plate after Webber" and presumably quite literally printed...