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Paris: chez Buisson, 1787.
First edition in FrenchTwo volumes, quarto, with a folding map and 16 engraved plates, some folding; contemporary mottled calf. Cook's second voyage and travels in South Africa, by the famous Swedish naturalist. This is the first edition in French, the most profusely illustrated of the...
Paris: Arthus Bertrand, circa 1826.
Original plates from the Duperrey voyageThree original parts, folio, containing a total of 29 plates, 6 of which are in original colouring; completely unbound as issued, original printed wrappers. A substantial series of botanical plates from the finely-illustrated Duperrey voyage, published in Paris between...
The Parsons Collection Part 1Quarto, 128 pages, bound in saifu cloth with colour dustjacket. 138 items fully described and illustrated in colour throughout. The first part of the catalogue includes 138 items, divided into five sections, each item being fully described bibliographically and illustrated. The sections cover Dampier to...
The Parsons Collection Part 11Quarto, 160 pages, bound in saifu cloth with colour dustjacket. 156 items fully described and illustrated in colour throughout, with bibliography of principal references and an index to both parts. The second part continues the story of Pacific discovery and exploration from La Pérouse to...
Paris: Pillet, 1830. Two volumes, octavo, three lithographic plates (two folding) and chart of the island of Mannicolo, unopened in original green printed wrappers, housed in folding cloth case. A very appealing copy of the first French edition of the voyage which solved the riddle of La Pérouse, unopened in.....
[England]: no date but 1857.
From Vah-ta-ah to Lydia: cannibals rejoiceOval portrait Baxter print in the original timber frame, 145 x 125 mm., modern labels pasted to back;. A most attractive Baxter print of a "Feejean Princess". This image was included as the frontispiece to a book on Fiji...
Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1872.
Australian laws to curb Blackbirding in the PacificFoolscap folio, drop-title, 3pp., very good condition. This paper prints laws of 1872 passed by the parliament of New South Wales to control the dubious practice of 'Blackbirding' - using Polynesian labour in the Pacific through...
New York: Harper, 1878. Two volumes, octavo, folding maps, numerous illustrations; original green cloth. In 1872 the first modern scientific voyage around the world was made in the Challenger, a steamship that replaced the earlier sailing vessels. This is the first American edition of this account of the voyage: "chiefly...