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Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1843.
With a signed letter from the authorOctavo, with four maps (two folding); some moderate foxing, binding a little rubbed and bumped; very good in contemporary green quarter roan. Scarce and important on the Marquesas by Vincendon-Dumoulin, the eminent French scientist who travelled as hydrographer on...
The death of a Pacific veteranSheet of laid paper 264 x 210 mm.,very good. Rare obituary notice for Dupetit-Thouars, the Pacific voyager, who died at Paris on 16 March 1864.'Dupetit-Thouars's account of his stay in California, in 1837, is one of the most important and complete records...
Amsterdam: Jan Jansz, 1645.
First voyage of the DuyfkenOblong folio, 28 pp.; bound in full dark-brown oasis. First edition of one of the first Dutch voyages across the Indian Ocean, published as one of the pieces that make up Commelin's voyage collection Begin ende Voortgangh.Harmensz was in joint command...
London: John Stockdale, 1789.
Fine depiction of the kookaburraOriginal engraving, 260 x 190 mm. very good condition, mounted. Fine impression of the so-called "Great Brown Kings Fisher" or Laughing Kookaburra.This engraving is taken from Governor Phillip's Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay published by Stockdale in late 1789...
Stockholm: Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872.
Fine Hawaiian royal portraitsQuarto, with 12 tinted lithographic plates; a very good copy in original decorated boards. Scarce and finely illustrated voyage account, including handsome lithographed portraits of the Hawaiian monarchs Kamehameha the Fourth and Kamehameha the Fifth. The author, Adolf Ekelöf, was a....
Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1885.
Magnificent photographic record of early contactLarge square folio, with a folding map, three coloured lithograph plates, 33 original silver albumen photographs (283 x 212 mm) mounted on card with printed captions and borders, and two superb panoramas, one of them double-page (240 x....
Madrid: Imprenta Nacional, 1858; 1825, 1829 & 1837.
"The earliest and rarest records of American discovery"Five volumes, small quarto, three folding maps and two portraits; an excellent set in contemporary marbled sheep, later labels. A good set of this highly important collection of Spanish sea voyages - the Spanish...
London: John Stockdale, 1791.
Count Fleurieu shares a publisher with governor PhillipQuarto, with 12 folding charts; in contemporary polished half calf, marbled boards. An attractive copy of the first English edition of the great work on the French discovery of the Solomon Islands. Fleurieu, the leading light in the...
Paris: Courcier, 1809.
The first French commercial voyage to the Northwest coastFive volumes, octavo, and a quarto atlas; contemporary French quarter calf and papered boards, flat spines banded in gilt with double orange labels, a beautiful set. Fleurieu's narrative of the voyage of the Solide under the command of...
London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1946.
De luxe issueFolio, with a map and wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright; uncut in the original full green morocco gilt by Sangorski. The scarce de luxe issue, one of only one hundred numbered copies in full morocco. This important first publication of the manuscript...
London: W. Bulmer and Co., 1814.
Flinders' classic account, with plates by Westall and Bauer; atlas in the rare largest format and entirely uncutComplete set of the Flinders account, comprising: two volumes large quarto, with nine steel-engraved plates after William Westall, the half-titles present; and elephant folio atlas with...
London: G. and W. Nicol, 1814.
Superb copy of Flinders' great voyage account; with the largest format atlas, and the text volumes inscribed "From the author"Two volumes quarto, and the atlas, elephant folio; the charts in the atlas all in their first issue and in the largest format; nine...
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1914.
The classic Flinders biographyThick octavo, frontispiece, maps and plates; a most handsome copy in black half calf with raised bands and gilt lettering. Detailed and scholarly biography of the great mariner and master cartographer Matthew Flinders by Sir Ernest Scott, a pioneering scholar of...
London: Thomas Tegg, circa 1808.
Flinders to the rescueOctavo, [ii], 7-28 pp. (as issued), paper water-marked "1807", with a folding engraved frontispiece, modern quarter calf. Very scarce chapbook account of the wreck of the Porpoise and Cato off the Great Barrier Reef in 1803. This was the beginning of...
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
The Fly voyageTwo volumes, octavo, 17 plates and two folding maps, illustrated; in attractive old pale tan half calf, double labels. First edition of one of the most significant of the early Australian coastal voyages. The Jukes account is particularly important for his...
London: J.D. Potter, 1861.
The chronometers of HMS Fly, by an officer on boardOctavo, xvi, 228 pp., including appendices and tables. New edition, revised and considerably expanded. The work includes important statistical tables from the north Australian survey conducted by HMS Fly under the command of Francis Blackwood between...
London: Bell and Daldy, 1867. Octavo, wood-engraved illustrations including frontispiece;original dark brown gilt-decorated cloth. Scarce and attractive children's book, based on the experiences of Harden S. Melville on the Fly, with frontispiece and 29 other illustrations by Melville (the "Griffin") from his original sketches.Melville sailed with Francis Blackwood on the...
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 is...
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, 1780.
From Balambangan to New GuineaQuarto, with 31 engraved maps and plates, many double-page or folding.; in modern quarter calf. The second edition of an important and early work on New Guinea, with extensive mapping.Forrest was involved in the 1770 settlement of Balambangan, a colonising project...
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 marginsin contemporary sprinkled calf. First edition: a handsome copy of this classic account of experiences in...
London: B. White, 1771.
Forster's how-to on collecting: a primer for Cook's second voyageOctavo, with an engraved frontispiece; a delightful copy in its original binding of unlettered speckled sheep. First edition, and a rare early work by the German-born scientist most famous for sailing on Cook's second voyage. Forster...
Newcastle: T. and J. Hodgson, 1827.
Australian animals and Cook voyage artefacts on display in EnglandOctavo, with 13 engraved plates including a portrait of Tunstall; nineteenth century quarter calf, marbled boards. Rare and pioneering work, which describes the contents of one of the most significant collections of natural history...
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.....