BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
MAGRA, James Maria (attributed)
A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty’s Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771;
Undertaken in Pursuit of Natural Knowledge, at the Desire of the Royal Society: containing All the various Occurrences of the Voyage, with Descriptions of several new discovered Countries in the Southern Hemisphere; and Accounts of their Soil and Productions; and of many Singularities in the Structure, Apparel, Customs, Manners, Policy, Manufactures, &c. of their Inhabitants. …
PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)
with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, full …
d'ANVILLE, Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon (1697-1782)
[Paris : circa 1780]. Elephant folio, 28 x 18 inches (730 x 465 mm), full green morocco, floral gilt decoration to edges, spine in compartments and lettered in gilt with contrasting red morocco title label (rebacked onto vellum with some early restoration to the upper portion), gilt stamped bee designs to the compartments of the …
BROUGHTON, William Robert (1762 - 1821)
Voyage de Découvertes dans la partie septentrionale de L´Ocean Pacifique, fait par le capitaine W. R. Broughton, commandant la corvette de S. M. La Providence et sa conserve, pendant les années 1795, 1796, 1797 et 1798;
dans lequel il a parcouru et visité la côte d’Asie, depuis le 35e degré nord, jusqu’au 52e; l’île d’Insu, ordinairement appelée Jesso; les côtes nord, est et sud du Japon; les îles de Likeujo et autres îles voisines, ainsi que la côte de Corée. Tr. par odre de S.E. le ministre de la marine et …
Northern France (Rouen), c. 1490-1510. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment; with 4 large miniatures with architectural borders, 10 large arch-topped miniatures, 8 small miniatures, and 24 calendar miniatures by a follower of the Master of the Échevinage of Rouen and the Playfair Hours Master, with borders by Jean Serpin. ii (paper) + i (parchment) + 96 …
LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup (1741–1788)
Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde, publié conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau.
Paris : de l’Imprimerie de la République, 1797. Four volumes quarto, (315 mm tall) and atlas volume (605 mm tall, 450 mm wide); the five volumes bound in matching contemporary half-crushed morocco, spines lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards, a fine period binding; with full wide margins, vol. I with half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait …
MARTYR, Peter (Pietro Martire d'ANGHIERA, 1457-1526), et al.; EDEN, Richard (translator) (c.1520-1576)
The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.
… Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden. Londini : In aedibus Guilhelmi Powell, Anno. 1555. Colophon (one of four known variants): Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Robert Toy … M. D. LV. Quarto (178 x 130 …
WHITE, John (1756-1832)
/ with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full speckled calf, expertly rebacked with new spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, marbled edges, pp [xviii], 299, , …
[DE SUZE, Jose]
A short descriptive, historical, and geographical account of the island. Compiled expressly for use in the schools of the colony. Port-of-Spain : Davidson & Todd, 1901. Octavo, lettered green cloth, manuscript outline map of Trinidad facing title page, pp. viii; 9 – 136. Rare Trinbagonian imprint, the first edition of 1901, the same year education …
SIGONII, Caroli [SIGONIUS, Carolus, or, SIGONIO, Carlo] (c. 1524 - 1584)
Ad illvstriss. atq. excellentiss. d. Iacobum Boncompagnum, Generalem, S. R. E. Gubernatorem. Basileae [Basel] : apud Petrum Bernum, 1575. Quarto, contemporary blind stamped panelled vellum over bevelled wooden boards, two clasps with engraved metal catches and clasps, endpaper with early nineteenth-century owner’s name, title page with Ex libris inscription of original owner Wilhelm Seema of …
With the best way of making all sorts of varnish for Japan, wood, prints, plate or pictures. The method of guilding, burnishing and lackering, with the art of guilding, seperating, and refining metals, and the most curious way of painting on glass, or otherwise. Also rules for counterfeiting tortoise-shell, and marble, and for staining or …
DAM, Meyndert van; STICHTER, Cornelis
d’Erven Stichters Comptoir Almanach, Voor ‘t Jaar 1800. Voorzien van eene aanwyzing der Jaar-, Paarden-, Beesten- en Leermarkten, welke in de Bataafsche Republiek gehouden worden, als mede de Vacantien, het Varen der Trekschuyten en Beurtschepen, het vertrek der Posten en Postwagens. Nevens de maans op- en ondergang. Te Amsterdam : by de erfgen. van de Wed. C. Stichter, …
[SCOTT, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912]
An album of photographs documenting Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition, 1910-1913; [together with] A manuscript plan of the Discovery, and two letters of Scott relating to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04.
1. A rare photographic chronicle of the most celebrated expedition in the history of polar exploration, Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, officially known as the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. Album of press photographs by various English and New Zealand agencies, 1910-1913. Small folio (310 x 220 mm), original green cloth boards (rubbed and …
BODMAN, Anders Gustaf (Gösta), 1875-1960
The Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1904 : expedition meteorologist and hydrographer Gösta Bodman’s unpublished manuscript account in the form of an archive of his private letters and Antarctic journal; with original photographs taken on Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.
Sammelband of manuscript material housed in a modern album, quarto (295 x 245 mm), cloth-backed marbled papered boards, containing  pages of Bodman’s manuscript letters and commentary, much of it written on Svenska Sydpolsexpeditionen stationery, the individual items archivally mounted on stubs; compiler’s title leaf in typescript Den Svenska Sydpolarexpeditionen 1901 – 1904, skildrad i privatbrev …
OKAMOTO, K. S.
Tokio : Y. T. R. Morito, 1885. Octavo, Japanese wrappers (a little foxed), stitchbound, in the rare printed paper slipcase, pp. , folded leaves, printed in colour, a very fine copy. Text in Japanese and English. Housed in a custom Japanese box. An utterly charming guide to Japanese customs in the Meiji period, including Japanese …