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New York: Enoch Morgan's Sons Company, 1893.
William Andrews' solo crossing in his smallest boatOctavo, folding map and folding plate, illustrated throughout; in original illustrated brown cloth, flyleaf inscribed and signed by the author. Signed presentation copy in original illustrated cloth, detailing the audacious solo transatlantic crossing of William...
London: Thomas Pingo, 1747.
Circumnavigation and victoryCopper medal, 43.3 mm., with Anson crowned by Victory at right, on the reverse Victory on hippocamp, the names of Anson's officers around; CAMPHEL issue with 'B' faintly visible on 'H', about uncirculated, a few minor blemishes to the rims. An excellent medal...
Amsterdam: Louis Elzevir, 1653.
Build a wall "lest the English should break in and bring heresy."24mo., engraved title, all edges gilt; in nineteenth-century full red morocco, gilt arms of Henry J.B. Clements on front cover, spine banded and gilt. Attractive small Elzevir edition of this utopian work by the...
Paris: Desaint & Saillant, Durand, 1756. Octavo, engraved frontispiece portrait by Tardieu le fils, and 10 engraved plates by Chedel, engraved titlepage vignette, headpiece to dedication leaf and tailpieces at end of each canto; a very attractive copy in contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt, crimson morocco label. First edition...
Madrid: Ibarra, 1788-1793.
Patagonia and the straits of MagellanQuarto, two volumes bound together, with an engraved portrait of Magellan as frontispiece, five fine large folding maps and five folding tables; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. The full first edition, complete with the separately published Apendice a la Relación (Madrid, 1793).....
Madrid: Don Benito Cano, 1791.
The Spanish in Tahiti, and a rare study of Chiloe IslandSmall quarto, with a plate and a large folding map of the I. de Chiloe; a fine copy in contemporary Spanish marbled calf, spine gilt with crimson label. An important work, among the earliest...
Madrid: Imprenta Real, after, 1827.
Australian plants in the botanical gardens of MadridThick octavo; in contemporary mottled calf, flat spine gilt, front hinge worn, a few bumps. An account of the exotic plants known in 1802 by the great Spanish botanist Antonio José Cavanilles in his role as director...
London: Robinson, 1798.
Rare Alaskan mapEngraved map, 410 x 510 mm; with original central fold. Fine and very detailed chart of Bucareli Sound in Alaska, prepared for the publication of La Pérouse's voyage, here in the English version. The engraving acknowledges its derivation from the mapping by Maurelle and...
London: Joseph Johnson, 1809. Quarto, frontsiece, aquatint view, and two maps; contemporary quarter roan. Biography of Sir John Moore, commander of British forces in Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. This account of Moore's military career was compiled by his brother James, following his heroic death at the Battle of Corunna...
The first European residentOctavo; in the original printed wrappers, faded, but a very good copy. A very scarce book, printed by the government press in Tahiti, the first complete edition of the private journal of Maximo Rodriguez, who arrived in Tahiti in 1774 and stayed for over...
Paris: Dépôt Général de la Marine, 1811.
Peninsular War map of CadizEngraved chart measuring 700 x 1023 mm., excellent condition. Very fine and large separately issued map of the city and harbour of Cadiz, prepared by the French navy during the Peninsular War. This map was issued by the.....
Madrid: Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1768.
A Mendaña veteran maps the Straits of MagellanSmall quarto, with three folding plates; a fine large copy, with ample margins, probably one of the large copies, printed on thicker paper, as noted by Sabin; contemporary vellum, with original ties and the title.....
London: Privy Council, 1824-, 1841.
Abolition in TobagoFive folio publications; disbound and perforated where previously stab-sewn. Five separately published parliamentary papers regarding the abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean colonies. The first three papers (dated 1824, 1830 and 1831 respectively) concern the improvement of slaves through religious instruction...
Edinburgh: Murray and Cochran, 1773.
The Torres Strait, and a vast Franciscan mission for the Coral SeaQuarto, no title-page as issued, 26 pp. and final leaf with simple colophon recto; attractive modern quarter calf binding, marbled boards. Extremely rare: this copy, now handled by us for the second time...