Captain Cook

  • # 30173

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world;

    in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …

  • # 30091

    MEARES, John (c.1756 - 1809)

    [HAWAII; PACIFIC NORTHWEST; CHINA] Tvänne resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789, af Johan Meares. Sammandrag utur engelska originalet.

    Stockholm : Hos kamereraren J.S. Ekmanson, på Bokhandl. Mag. I. Utters Förlag, 1797. Small octavo, contemporary half mottled calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting title labels lettered in gilt; pp [12], 404; text in Swedish; heavily scored early ownership signature to bottom margin of title page, with resultant …

  • # 29830

    HODGES, William (1744-1797)

    Travels in India, during the years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783.

    By William Hodges, R.A. London : Printed for the author, and sold by J. Edwards, Pall-Mall, MDCCXCIII. [1793]. Large quarto, contemporary tree calf (corners a little bumped), gilt borders, spine with gilt ornament, contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt, joint a little weak, marbled endpapers, all edges pale yellow; engraved armorial bookplate for John …

  • # 29864

    HENRY, David (editor)

    An historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators; including those lately undertaken by order of his present Majesty.

    The whole faithfully extracted from the journals of the voyagers. Together with that of Sydney Parkinson, draftsman to Joseph Banks, Esq; who circumnavigated the globe with Capt. Cook, in his Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.  And the voyage of Mons. Bougainville round the world, performed by order of the French King. Illustrated with maps, charts, and …

  • # 29150

    MAIDEN, J. H.

    Sir Joseph Banks : The “Father of Australia”

    Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, 1909. Octavo, gilt-decorated cloth (clean and bright), pp. xxiv; 244; illustrated with numerous folding plates and charts, a fine copy.

  • # 30209


    The life of Captain James Cook

    London : Adam & Charles Black, 1974. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in price-clipped dustjacket (light handling wear), top edge stained blue, pp. xii; 760, illustrated with photographic reproductions of maps, charts, engravings and manuscripts, folding maps, small stain to fore edge and a couple of very minor pen marks, a very good copy.

  • # 29737

    NEWTON, John, and sons

    Newton’s new & improved terrestrial globe, embracing every recent discovery to the present time

    Manufactured by J. Newton & Son, 80 Chancery Lane. London : published Jany. 1st, 1848. Terrestrial globe, 12 inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colouring over papier mache base, graduated equator, the oceans with an analemma (‘improved’), the surface showing the tracks of Captain James Cook’s three circumnavigations, hand-engraved calibrated brass meridian ring, engraved calendrical …

  • # 29711

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages (four volume set in publisher’s box)

    Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (reprint). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two :  The voyage of …

  • # 29812

    RIENITS, Rex and Thea

    Early artists of Australia

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1963. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (light edge wear, spine slightly faded), patterned endpapers, pp. x; 246, illustrated. A very good copy. A valuable survey of the first European artworks of the Australian continent, including chapters on Cook’s artists, the First Fleet, Thomas Watling, William Westall, John William Lewin, George …

  • # 29364

    FITCHETT, W.H. (William Henry)

    Discovering “Australia the Happy” : a tangle of claims spread over two centuries

    West Melbourne : Fitchett Brothers Pty Ltd, [c.1938]. Series title: Epic Pages from Australia’s Story, no. 4. Octavo (208 mm), original pictorial wrappers, stapled, pp 64; palewater stain to bottom margin of all leaves, a fair copy, but worth the price of admission just for the cover design (very much a product of its time). …

  • # 27392

    WROTH, Lawrence C.

    The early cartography of the Pacific

    New York : Bibliographical Society of America, 1944. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth, presentation inscription on the half-title, pp. 192, 22 folding maps, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 100 copies. Includes chapters on Dutch discoveries, Captain Cook, mapping of Japan, Russian discoveries, New Guinea et alia. “One hundred copies, with an index added, …

  • # 28631

    LEAHY, Cathy and RYAN, Judith (editors)

    Colony : Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier wars

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria with Thames and Hudson, 2019. Second edition. Large quarto, black cloth boards in dust jacket, pp 373, illustrated in colour throughout; an as new copy. A scholarly and beautifully produced catalogue of an important exhibition of art and artefacts that presents the Australian colonial experience from European and Indigenous …

  • # 27644

    FORSTER, Georg (1754-1794)

    Cook, the discoverer

    Sydney : Hordern House, 2007. Australian Maritime Museum Series No 6. One of 1000 copies bound in quarter tan kangaroo with speckled papered sides. Small quarto, frontispiece plate, pp 276; includes an introductory essay by Nigel Erskine,  facsimile of the original German book, followed by an English translation; a fine copy. The German naturalist and …

  • # 27566

    ADAMS, Julie et al.

    Reimagining Captain Cook : Pacific perspectives

    London, United Kingdom : British Museum Press, 2019. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. Authors : Julie Adams, Lissan Bolton, Theano Guillaume-Jaillet, Mary McMahon, Gaye Sculthorpe. New copy. On the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s extraordinary voyages of exploration, this publication reflects on and charts the enduring legacies of his encounters with Pacific peoples. …

  • # 27137

    KERAUDREN, Pierre François (1769-1857?)

    Mémoire sur les causes des maladies des marins et sur les soins à prendre pour conserver leur santé dans les ports et à la mer.

    Paris : Annales maritimes et coloniales. II.e partie. Année 1824. – Juin. Octavo, bound in contemporary marbled wrappers, pp [2], 457-541, with an engraved diagram of a furnace ventilator (p.540); light browning to some of the leaves, but a very good copy. Text in French. An important treatise on the causes of, and preventive measures …

  • # 25915

    [HOARE, Sophia, photographer]; HODGES, William, 1744-1797 (artist); WEBBER, John, 1752-1793 (artist); BERNARD, Robert, 1734-1777 (engraver)

    [COOK] Four nineteenth-century photographs of eighteenth-century engravings of Tahitian subjects.

    Papeete, Tahiti : Mrs. Sophia Hoare, [between 1880 and 1889]. Four albumen print photographs of copperplate engravings, 130 x 203 mm (1. and 2.) / 167 x 130 mm (3.) / 110 x 210 mm (4.); unmounted; versos all with the wet stamp of ‘Mrs. S. Hoare, Photographer, Papeete, Tahiti’; (1.) and (2.) with mild …