Refine search resultsSkip to search results
Paris: circa 1795.
From ethnology to fashionEngraved aquatint with original handcolouring, 440 x 530 mm. (sheet size), mounted and framed. Rare and alluring hand-coloured engraving of the islanders of the Pacific, composed of twenty-four groups of inhabitants from new lands revealed through the voyages of Captain James Cook and...
PRICE ON REQUEST
Glasgow: Maclehose, 1903-1905.
Classic English collection of voyagesTwelve volumes, octavo, illustrated throughout with maps (many folding), proof impressions of the plates; essentially an excellent set in the original quarter parchment gilt over blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others uncut. A fine set of the famous Maclehose edition of...
Paris: Dumont and Charles Gosselin, 1834.
Conveying the Amherst Embassy to ChinaFour volumes, octavo; in uniform later nineteenth-century quarter calf. The French edition of Basil Hall's Voyages. Hall captained the sloop Lyra which, with the Alceste, brought the Amherst Embassy to China. Hall made a voyage to Korea and...
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 Majesty's...
Berwick: W. Phorson, 1793.
The arrest of the Bounty mutineers, and a wreck on the Great Barrier ReefOctavo, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author; an appealing copy in a good early tan calf binding, gilt banded spine with dark label. Rare first edition: the account of the doomed Pandora...
London: J. Fairburn, June, 1824.
Kamehameha and Kamamalu an exotic tease for "Poodle" ByngHandcoloured engraving (240 x 340 mm.), mounted. A wonderful and very rare British satirical print from the time of the royal visit to London by King Kamehameha II and Queen Kamamalu in 1824. The print was...
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...
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...
Paris: Madame Veuve Hocquart, 1811-1814.
An Enlightened look at the peoples of the world: costumes, customs and ritualsTwo volumes, quarto, with 144 handcoloured plates; a very large copy, completely uncut, in a handsome contemporary binding of half crimson roan, flat spines banded and lettered in gilt. Lavishly illustrated study...
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...
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, 1793.
Engraved by William BlakeQuarto, with 17 engraved plates, folding maps and charts, list of subscribers; period-style calf, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands. First edition of John Hunter's Journal: a foundation book of Australian coastal exploration which, together with Phillip's account, gives the first...
London: Oxford University Press, 1954. Small folio, illustrated throughout in colour on every page; original illustrated linen-backed boards. First edition of this charming autolithographed children's book, one of several done by Hutton including A Picture History of Britain / France / Canada / Italy / Australia / America / Russia...
On board: 21 April 1822.
Please send the latest volumes relating to French voyagesSingle-page letter on single folded sheet, 255 x 195 mm., address panel, slightly torn where originally opened at red wax seal; very good. An intriguing letter sent from on board Hyacinthe de Bougainville's command the Thétis...
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.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
The Fly, in Torres Strait and surveying the Barrier ReefTwo volumes, octavo, two folding maps and 19 plates, three line-engraved views, and four natural history plates, textual illustrations, with various publisher's advertisements including for Leichhardt & Stokes; a very attractive set in the...
Basel: printed by J.J. Tourneisen, 1789.
Continental editionOctavo; in a finely preserved contemporary binding of speckled polished sheep, red label. Scarce continental edition of one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific, first published in London the previous year, and frequently reprinted and translated into a number...
London: Richard Bentley, 1853.
With plates after Oswald BrierleyTwo volumes, octavo, with eight fine tinted lithograph plates (printed by Day & Son); folding chart in a rear pocket; half calf and marbled boards. A fine set of this splendid book, with eight superb plates lithographed by Hawkins after Oswald...
Paris: Knapen & fils, 1782.
Suppressed account of the French search for a continent towards the South PoleOctavo, with a folding map; contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments; a good copy. The only edition, and very rare: the bulk of the edition was suppressed by the French...
Paris: Chez Courcier, 1807-, 1810. Quarto, two works bound in one, in total seven folding plates and one folding table, some pages age-toned but overall very good, neatly bound in modern quarter calf, Ingleton bookplate and manuscript note. A fine volume containing rare first editions of two French works of...
London: John Murray, 1827.
The rare 1826 issue of the exploring classicTwo volumes, octavo, with a folding chart, 13 plates and a folding engraving; contemporary half calf, spines gilt with double labels. First edition, second issue, the first to be properly published: a very rare form of this important...