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Amsterdam: David Mortier, 1732.
French editionSmall octavo; contemporary French mottled calf, spine panelled in gilt between raised bands, red morocco label; with the bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett. Attractive early edition of Foigny's imaginary voyage to Australia. This is the fourth French edition, based on the Paris edition of.....
Sydney: Hordern House in association with the University of Hawai'i Press, 1999.
Limited to fifty special signed copiesQuarto (250 x 205mm), 548 pages with 30 illustrations; printed in black and red and bound in crimson half morocco. Deluxe issue: one of 50 numbered copies, signed by the author. This.....
Sydney: Hordern House in association with the University of Hawai'i Press, 2000.
Limited to fifty special signed copiesQuarto (250 x 205mm), 304 pages, illustrated; printed in black and red and bound in crimson half morocco. Deluxe limited edition. The second volume covers the period during which the Hawaiian monarchical.....
London: G. Scott, 1779.
Significant English voyage to New GuineaQuarto, with a portrait and a splendid series of 32 plates and maps, most of them folding or double-page; a large copy with good margins in contemporary sprinkled calf. First edition: a handsome copy of this classic account of experiences.....
Sydney: Hordern House and the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2007.
First English version of Forster's biography of CookQuarto (248 x 212 mm), 276 pages, two illustrations, original half tan kangaroo leather. Limited edition of 1050 copies: this was the first English edition of one of the earliest and best.....
Göttingen: Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780.
Forster on Spanish visits to TahitiSmall octavo, a handsome copy in the original decorative wrappers (thus retaining the publisher's prospectus on the front and rear endpapers), untrimmed. A good copy and now rare: known to O'Reilly & Reitman's exhaustive bibliography as the earliest full.....
New York: Redfield, 1854.
A five month trek through the Rocky MountainsOctavo, with three engraved plates, author's inscription to head of title-page; a good copy in publishers green cloth, preserved in a folding cloth case. First English translation, signed and inscribed by the author, of Gabriel Franchère's account of.....
London: John Murray, 1824.
Rumours of cannibalism and murder in the frozen North.Two volumes, octavo, with four splendid folding maps; in contemporary navy half calf, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Second edition, publishing the results of the 1819-1822 expedition to the polar north under the command of Sir John.....
Paris: for final publication in 1826.
Louis de Freycinet checking proof depictions of Parramatta, and a rare image of his wifeEarly proof plate before letters and before change in numbering from 94 to 95; manuscript draft captions and attributions in red ink, bold ink note regardng state of the.....
Timor: during the expedition of the Uranie, 1818.
Beautiful original drawing from the Uranie expedition by Freycinet's official artistFine watercolour, the image 198 x 265 mm., on laid paper; pencil note "Mr. Arago" in Freycinet's later hand at bottom left; mounted. Fine scene in Timor, drawn by Jacques Arago.....
Paris: after 1820 and before final publication in 1826.
Freycinet insisting on ethnographic and scientific detailEarly proof plate before letters and number; manuscript caption and notes, bold ink note with instructions to engraver. Early stage of an important engraving from the official account of Louis de Freycinet's voyage in.....
Paris: circa 1828.
Ethnology of MicronesiaEngraved plate measuring 320 x 235 mm. (plate size). Early proof version (before number) of a splendid engraving made for the official publication of the Uranie voyage: it would appear in the Atlas Historique of Louis de Freycinet's Voyage autour du monde. Duperrey, who.....
Paris: chez Pillet aîné, 1826.
Freycinet's superb mapping from the Uranie voyage to Australia and the PacificLarge folio, with 22 engraved maps (10 of them double-page); contemporary French quarter calf and marbled sides, spine renewed. The handsome hydrographical atlas of Louis de Freycinet's voyage in the Uranie, the last.....
Sydney: Hordern House, 2001.
De luxe edition, limited to twenty-eight copiesLarge quarto, 310 x 225 mm, xxxii + 670 pp., with a portrait, twenty maps and illustrations and eight colour plates; original quarter vellum and glazed boards. One of just twenty-eight copies of the special issue on large paper.....
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.....
A priest of Guam takes his ease during the Freycinet visitOriginal ink drawing, 310 x 245 mm., fully signed and dated, framed. Jacques Arago, artist on board Freycinet's Uranie during the French circumnavigation of 1817-20, drew this intimate portrait of the priest in Agana, the capital of.....
Paris: Gayet et Lebrun, 1840.
The artist's narrative: the rare coloured editionFive volumes, octavo, with a portrait and 59 hand-coloured lithographic plates (a few folding) in the first four volumes and 15 uncoloured plates in the fifth volume; handsome contemporary French quarter olive-green calf, spines with raised bands, ornamented.....
Paris: Puymaurin & Andrieu, 1817.
Medal for the departure of Freycinet on the UranieBronze medal, 41 mm, fine. Obverse: profile portrait of Louis XVIII. Reverse: "Hémisphère Austral. Physique Astronomie. La Corvette l'Uranie Mr. Ls. de Freycinet Commandt… S.A.R.M. Le Duc d'Angoulême, Amiral de France…." An excellent bronze example of.....
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.....
[Paris]: before 1810, perhaps closer to 1804.
"The Commander whose calm features you behold": Péron on FreycinetCircular portrait within rectangular engraving, signed in the plate "Roy del. & sculp."; plate size 102 x 79 mm on sheet 171 x 129 mm. A remarkable engraving: the only published portrait of.....