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London: George Newnes, 1901.
The Southern Cross expedition: first edition, first issueOctavo, with photogravure portrait frontispiece, three coloured maps (folding), 18 plates and numerous photographic illustrations; an excellent copy in the original gilt and silver decorated pictorial cloth, top edge gilt and others uncut. The very scarce first issue...
Offprint: Transactions of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science, Vol. IV, Part II, 1905.
Presentation copy of a rare offprintOctavo, pp. 63-70, with four photographic plates (numbered 7 to 10); modern quarter calf. Rare: not recorded by Rosove or Renard, this is an offprint of an account of the...
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.
First aviator to the South PoleLarge octavo, portrait frontispiece, four maps (two folding) and illustrations; in contemporary half tan morocco. First edition of Byrd's account of his pioneering two-year aerial exploration of the Antarctic, during which he became the first man to fly...
Upsala: Johan Edman, 1783. Small octavo, with the half-title, early owner's names to preliminaries, contemporary navy-blue papered boards, manuscript label. A very rare edition, a Swedish-language compliation derived from both the official account of Cook's second voyage and Georg Forster's unofficial Voyage round the World. Issued the same year as...
London: Engravings printed by Boydell for the publishers Strahan and Cadell, 1777.
Cook second voyage atlas plates hand-picked by the master printer, with extra engravingsLarge folio atlas, with the full complement of 64 charts and plates published to accompany the voyage account and two extras (see below), some folding...
London: B. White, 1777 & 1778.
The Forsters' two independent accounts of Cook's second voyageThree volumes (the first work is in two volumes), quarto, with the large folding map in the first volume and the folding table of languages in the second work; bound without 1 p. list of...
London: printed for W. Lane, 1781.
"The Officer": one of the earliest published accounts of the AntarcticQuarto, with the cancel second-issue title-page slightly shorter than the text-block (as usual); a very good copy in old maroon cloth with spine label. Very rare: one of the earliest accounts of Cook's...
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...
London: F. Newbery, 1775.
The first account, and first landscape view, of the AntarcticOctavo, folding frontispiece map and five plates, leaf D2 a cancel as usual; in later polished light tan calf. First edition: the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, and the earliest...
N.P. N.D., but circa 1832.
Dumont d'Urville presents his new work to a scientific opinion-makerSingle sheet of laid paper, 207 x 260 mm., folded vertically to form a letter, written in a small and neat hand to first page and addressed – but not stamped – to the last...
Stockholm: Ecksteinska Boktryckeriet, 1836-, 1839.
Swedish edition of a voyage classicEight volumes bound in seven, duodecimo; a very attractive set in contemporary patterned wrappers, with hand-lettered papered spine labels. Rare Swedish edition of Dumont d'Urville's historical account of voyages around the world from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries...
Paris: circa 1846. Tinted lithograph, 220 x 365 mm., disbound. Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's "Voyage au Pole Sud", showing a beautiful New Guinea harbor scene, with the two ships anchored and a survey party at work. Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Philippe was to explore the South Pole. Up...
Paris: circa 1845. Tinted lithograph, 230 x 380 mm., mounted in acid-free card. Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pole Sud, the official published account of his second voyage through the South Pacific into Antarctic waters. Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Philippe was to explore the South Pole. Up...
London: John Murray, 1824.
Rumours of cannibalism and murder in the frozen North.Two volumes, octavo, with four splendid folding maps; in contemporary navy half calf, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Second edition, publishing the results of the 1819-1822 expedition to the polar north under the command of Sir John...
Leipzig: List & von Bressensdorf, 1930. Octavo, illustrated throughout; in original wrappers. Only edition of this guide to Australia and the Pacific, which details the importance and possible influence Germany could have in the development Germany could have if their Colonial interests were expanded. In the process, the work gives...
London: M. & N. Hanhart Imp. circa 1851.
A great botanist of his eraLithograph portrait; 295 x 240 mm., wide margins, mounted. A fine portrait of the botanist Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911). Son of the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (whom he later succeeded in the...
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...
Vanikoro (Santa Cruz Islands) and ?Paris: c.1838 and possibly worked on later.
La Pérouse's final encampment on VanikoroPencil drawing, 245 x 407 mm; inscribed at the lower left "E. Goupil" and dated 1838; titled as above on mount. This fine original drawing from the Dumont d'Urville expedition of 1837-1840...
London: John Murray, 1859. Octavo, with four maps (three folding), folding facsimile of record found of Franklin's Expedition, larger folding map in rear pocket of the binding; 14 wood engraved illustrations; original gilt decorated blue cloth. First edition: the discovery of the fate of John Franklin's final expedition. Jane Franklin...
London: Published by the executors of the late James Asperne, 1821. Stipple engraving, 145 x 220 mm., gently creased at one corner, very good. Contemporary engraved portrait of the great Arctic explorer and Australian settler. Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer who also served...
London: John Murray, 1847.
"One of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration"Octavo, two volumes, with a total of eight lithographic plates (including frontispieces), eight maps (three folding), and chapter titles with attractive steel-engraved vignettes after sketches by Hooker; original dark blue-green grained cloth, ship vignette...
London: John Murray, 1914. Two volumes, large octavo, extensively illustrated including a frontispiece in each volume, six photogravures and 18 coloured plates, many full-page black & white plates, maps, diagrams, and a panorama; a good copy in original blue ribbed cloth, top edges gilt, others uncut, spines sunned. Fifth edition...