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London: Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, Fielding, & Hardy, 1784.
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.
A scarce and beautiful workThick 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 a....
London: John Wallis, nd. circa 1820.
A rare mention of Australia…Folding canvas-backed handcoloured engraved game, in original blind-stamped cloth slipcase with gilt title vignette; in very good original condition; lacks rule book. Very decorative bi-hemispherical race game of a voyage around the world, with Port Jackson and Van Diemen's...
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...
[Paris]: [chez Isabey], circa 1785.
Early proof of the French versionEngraving, 300 x 220 mm (image size), early proof plate without caption, mounted. A fine early proof copy of the French version of Webber's famous image, before the caption has been added. The general tone is light; in later...
[Paris]: [chez Isabey], n.d, but circa 1785.
Desirable proof before caption stateEngraving, 300 x 220 mm (image size), "Fessard" and "Webber" present as faint scratch signatures. A further near-final proof of the French version before the complete caption has been added and with names in scratch proof form only...
London: circa 1784. Engraving, 230 x 175 mm., mounted. Portrait of a woman from present day Tonga, originally sketched by Webber on Cook's Third Voyage. Webber completed "a pencil and wash drawing of a young woman with long hair, bare breast and a double necklace composed of pearls or berries"...
London: J. Webber, No. 312 Oxford Street, 1787.
First aquatint issue of Webber's Tahitian viewAquatint in sepia tones on laid paper, 290 x 430 mm, full margins, mounted. A very rare and separately issued form of the View in Matavai, Otaheite prepared by the artists John Webber and Marie...
Staffordshire: Wedgwood, circa 1790.
The map on a milkjugCeramic creamware jug with world map printed on two sides, stands 186mm tall with a diameter of 90mm;. Charming late 18th-century Wedgwood printed jug displaying a world map which includes recent discoveries in the Pacific and east coast of Australia. The...
Vienna: Anton Doll, 1832. Octavo, with six full-page copperplate engravings; in an attractive contemporary European binding of glazed paper masquerading as quarter calf with russet label, marbled paper spine and boards. An early German-language history of New Holland, featuring crisp images of Sydney and Hobart, after Leopold Beyer and Sainson...