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. …
Australasia : books, maps, original water colour drawings, oil paintings and coloured plates relating to Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and the islands of the Pacific Ocean including a fine series of original water colour drawings of Sydney and its harbour by Conrad Martens.
Cover title : Australasia old and new. London : Francis Edwards, 1928. Catalogue 505. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, tape repair to spine, fore edge foxed, catalogue of 1537 works, with prices.
FORBES, David W.
Volume I: 1780-1830. Volume II: 1831-1850. Volume III: 1851-1880. Volume IV: 1881- 1900. Sydney : Hordern House and Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1999-2003. Quarto (250 x 205 mm.), four volumes, printed in black and red, bound in fine-weave green cloth. The complete set, as new condition. “The long-awaited bibliography of Hawaiiana, many years in …
BEAGLEHOLE, J. C.
Cook and the Russians: an addendum to the Hakluyt Society’s Edition of “the Voyage of the ‘Resolution’ and “Discovery’, 1776-1780
London: Hakluyt Society 1973. Octavo, pp. 9, a fine copy.
BINGLEY, Rev. William
Biographical conversations on the most eminent voyagers of different nations; from Columbus to Cook.
Comprehending distinct narratives of their personal adventures. Designed for the use of young persons. London : John Sharpe, 1818. Second edition. Octavo, contemporary full tree calf with contrasting morocco title label to spine (upper joint cracked), ruled in gilt, blindstamp for the SDUK on front board, pp 363, a very good copy. Contains chapters on …
EFRAT, Barbara (ed)
Sound Heritage. Volume VII, Number 1. Victoria, B. C. : Aural History, Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1978. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 102, illustrated.
KAEPPLER, Adrienne L. (editor)
Honolulu, HI : Bishop Museum Press, 1978. First edition. Series: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication 66. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, colour frontispiece plate, pp x, 186, photographic illustrations (some colour), a fine copy.
Honolulu : University of Hawai’i Press, 1985. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. [viii]; 58. Script for a play first performed in 1978.
Portland : Oregon Historical Society, 1974. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. xiv; 97, extensively illustrated with photographs of artefacts etc.
London : Darton, Harvey, & Darton, and J. Harris, 1814. Miniature book, 62 x 62 mm., publisher’s roan (expertly rebacked), gilt-lettering to spine, child’s name to preliminary blank, 96 pp. with 47 copperplate illustrations of people of the world, a very good copy. A charming miniature being an ethnographical tour of different races of the …
Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1992. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp.xiv; 262, illustrated. The impact of European travel in the Pacific on representations of indigenous people and their environment in Western art. From the library of art historian Leigh Astbury, signed by him on the front free endpaper.
HERISSON, Eustache ; BONNE, Rigobert
Carte générale de l’Europe, ou l’on voit le départ et le retour du Capne. Cook, dans ses differéns voyages.
Dressée par Hérisson, Eleve de Mr. Bonne, ancien Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine. A Paris : chez Basset Md d’Estampes Rue S. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins, no. 64, 1809. Copperplate engraving, original outline hand colour, 525 x 765 mm (image), a couple of stains and edge tears expertly conserved. Map of Europe …
Hamburg : bei Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1789. First German edition of Kippis’ Life of Captain James Cook. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spines with gilt ornament and blue labels with gilt lettering, paste-downs with armorial bookplates, first volume with frontispiece engraving of Cook, pp , 284; 301, , both volumes with …
KIPPIS, Andrew, 1725-1795
/ obra escrita en Ingles por Andres Kippis … ; y traducida al Castellano por Don Cesareo de Nava Palacio. Madrid : En la Imprenta real, 1795. First Spanish edition of Kippis. Two volumes, large octavo, full contemporary calf (lightly rubbed), spines with gilt ornament and contrasting leather labels with title and volume numbers lettered in …
BOULTER, Daniel (1740-1802); BOULTER, Joseph (1743-1819); BOULTER, John (1745-1816)
Copper halfpenny token for Daniel Boulter’s ‘Exhibition of natural and artificial curiosities’, Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1796.
Yarmouth : Joseph, Daniel and John Boulter, 1796. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.8 mm. Obverse: A female seated holding a scroll inscribed BOULTER’S EXHIBITION OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CURIOSITIES. In ex. YARMOUTH in a straight line. Reverse: Three figures symbolising Asia, Africa and America presenting various curiosities to Britannia, who is recording them in a book. …
DELILLE, l'Abbé Jacques (1738-1813)
Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmenté. A Paris : Chez L.G. Michaud, 1822. Duodecimo, contemporary half vellum over marbled papered boards, spine (somewhat darkened) with black morocco title label lettered in gilt, pp 233, with 4 engraved plates; occasional pale foxing, but a very good copy. A late eighteenth century bucolic poem, inspired by the …