Captain Cook

  • # 29925


    The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks.

    Sydney : the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales in association with Angus and Robertson, 1963. Second edition. Two volumes, octavo, cloth in dustjackets (edges worn and a few short tears), colour frontispieces, pp. xxviii; 476; xvi; 406, maps, plates, a good set. The second published edition of Banks’ Endeavour Journal, held in …

  • # 29890

    VORPHAL, Frank

    Georg Forster : the South Seas at Wörlitz

    Munich : Hirmer Verlag, 2019. Quarto, pictorial boards, pp. 208, illustrated. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap. At the age of seventeen Georg Forster embarked on a voyage around the world with the famous Captain James Cook. Shortly after his return in 1775 the explorer met the open-minded Prince Franz of Dessau and his consort Louise …

  • # 29821

    BANKS, Joseph

    Joseph Banks’ Florilegium. Botanical treasures from Cook’s first voyage

    London : Thames & Hudson, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 320, illustrated. New copy. A full-colour publication of the botanical illustrations commissioned by Joseph Banks, with expert commentaries. Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage round the world from 1768 to 1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. …

  • # 27113

    [ANSTEY, Christopher, 1725-1805]

    [COOK] An election ball in poetical letters, in the Zomerzetshire dialect, from Mr. Inkle, a freeman of Bath, to his wife at Gloucester : with a poetical address to John Miller, Esq.; at Bath-Easton Villa. By the author of the New Bath Guide.

    Dublin : Printed by Geoge Bonham, at No. 42, in Dame-street, for the Proprietors, 1776. Octavo, disbound, original stitching, pp 32 (pp 1-12 being Anstey’s The first ode of the book of Horace imitated. To John Miller, Esq.), contents clean and sound, with a very light bottom-corner crease to the final few leaves. Christopher Anstey was …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26350

    DUMAS, Alexandre (1802-1870)

    Australien. Californien. Mexiko. Reisebilder von Madame Giovanni.

    Geordnet und herausgegeben von Alexander Dumas. Nach dem französischen Manuscripte vin Dr. G. F. W. Rüdiger. Zweiter Theil. Autorisirte Ausgabe. Pest, Wien und Leipzig : Hartleben’s Verlags-Expedition, 1855. Small octavo (180 x 112 mm), publisher’s printed buff wrappers (darkened, loss of paper along spine), pp 187; scattered foxing, but a good original copy. The second …

  • # 25068

    PARTINGTON, JAMES Edge (1854 - 1930)

    Books, maps and pictures relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. A catalogue of the library of the late James Edge Partington.

    London : Francis Edwards, 1934, Two volumes, octavo, printed wrappers (lightly worn), pp. [iv]; 94; [ii]; 96 – 178; xvii, catalogue of 2682 rare books, maps and pictures, with index and black and white illustrations. The library of of one of the great collectors of Australia and the Pacific.

  • # 22418

    [Grace CARTER, née FLECK, 1770-1855]; Jonathan L. BENNETT; John Thomas BENNETT

    [COOK] Correspondence regarding payment of an annuity to Grace Carter (Fleck), niece of Captain James Cook, from the estate of Cook’s widow, Elizabeth.

    30 December 1842 – 5 April 1853. Group of 19 manuscript letters from London solicitors J.L. Bennett of Merton (17) and J.T. Bennett of Finsbury (2) to Mrs. Grace Carter, of Redcar, Yorkshire (4), and Rev. Joseph Wilkinson, incumbent of Redcar (15), on the payment of an annuity to Grace Carter from the estate of …