Captain Cook

  • # 17544

    The parents’ cabinet of amusement and instruction

    A new edition. London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1859. Pctavo, papered boards (backstrip defective), chromolithograph frontispiece, engraved title page, pp. 128, 4 (catalogue). Includes a 30 page chapter on Captain Cook and a 10 page chapter on Australia and New Zealand.

  • # 16669

    KIPPIS, Andrew (1725-1795)

    [COOK] Andrew Kippis : autograph letter, signed.

    Sydenham, Kent, 17 June 1776. Entire letter, manuscript in ink on single folio sheet of wove paper watermarked G.R., 360 x 230 mm, written on 1 1/4 sides, addressed to ‘The Rev. Mr. Parry, at Cirencester, Gloucestershire’, signed at the foot ‘Your most affectionate Brother and obliged Servant, And. Kippis’; remnants of wax seal; original …

  • # 17539

    BEAGLEHOLE, J. C.

    The life of Captain James Cook.

    London : The Hakluyt Society, 1974. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth in marked dustjacket, pp. xi; 760, very good. Volume IV in Beaglehole’s series on the life and voyages of Cook, and a useful standalone reference.

  • # 17758

    BARROW, John (ed.)

    Cook’s voyages of discovery

    London : Adam and Charles Black, 1893. Octavo, cloth boards (edges rubbed) with gilt lettering, inscribed on free endpaper, fold out reproduction of a Cook letter, pp 417. Illustrated throughout in text and with black and white plates.

  • # 17179

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

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

    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. First edition (limited to 500 copies). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume …

  • # 12420

    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, original pictorial wrappers, stapled, pp 64; mild water stain to bottom margin of all leaves, a fair copy. Includes accounts of Cook (“the man who discovered Australia”), Bass and Flinders, bushrangers, and other nineteenth century criminals. Only …

  • # 16607

    FORSTER, Johann Reinhold (1729-1798)

    [COOK] Histoire des découvertes et des voyages faits dans le Nord, par M. J. R. Forster ;

    mise en français par M. Broussonet. Avec trois cartes géographiques. A Paris, Chez Cuchet, 1788. Two volumes, octavo, near-contemporary marbled card covers, spines with manuscript paper title labels and gilt paper decoration, nineteenth century owner’s stamps to front paste downs, xv-399 pp, xii-410-[2] pp (untrimmed, crisp and clean), 3 folding maps (map of northern Asia with …

  • # 16346

    LEMONNIER, Léon

    [COOK] Le capitaine Cook et l’exploration de l’Océanie

    Series title: La Découverte du monde. [Paris] : Gallimard, [c.1943]. Seventh edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (spine chipped at head and tail), dedication in pen on front free-endpaper dated 1943, 250 pp, illustrated with 19 black and white photographic plates, 4 maps. Text in French. The book is divided into four sections, devoted to Cook’s predecessors …

  • # 16338

    HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and KING, James.

    The three voyages of Captain Cook.

    HAWKESWORTH, John. An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty, for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour : drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several …

  • # 15732

    LINNE, Carl von (1707 - 1778)

    [KANGAROO]. Des Ritters Carl von Linné vollständiges Natursystem :

    nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe, und nach Anleitung des holländischen Houttuynischen Werks, mit einer ausführlichen Erklärung, ausgefertiget von Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller. Nürnberg : Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1773 – 1776. Octavo, six volumes bound in eight, plus supplement, contemporary half-calf over papered boards, spines in compartments, contrasting gilt-lettered morocco title labels (a little worn but …

  • # 15961

    # 12282 KING, Philip Gidley (1817-1904)

    Comments on Cook’s log (H.M.S.Endeavour, 1770) : with extracts, charts and sketches

    Sydney : Charles Potter, Govt. Printer, 1892.  Quarto, publisher’s purple pebbled cloth boards (rubbed and sunned), upper board lettered in gilt, rear board detached, two bookplates on front pastedown, endpapers with offsetting, 30 pp, [22] leaves of plates (some folding); some very mild foxing to a few of the folding plates, ink notations throughout, otherwise …

  • # 15728

    MANLEY, Admiral Isaac (1755 - 1837)

    A set of books from the library of Admiral Isaac Manley, the last surviving crew member on Captain Cook’s Endeavour voyage

    Paris and the Parisians, in 1835. London : Richard Bentley, 1836. Two volumes, octavo, publisher’s cloth (spines defective), pp. xv; 418; vii; 412; Manley’s armorial bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1 (bearing the family motto Manus hæc inimica tyrannis – This hand is hostile to tyrants), each volume signed on the title page ‘Admiral Manley’. Born in London …

  • # 14141

    STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)

    [ABORIGINES] De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol,

    beschreven door Martinus Stuart ; afgebeeld door Jaques Kuyper. Volume I : Te Amsterdam : bij Johannes Allart, 1802; volumes II – VI : Te Z. Boemel [Zaltbommel, Netherlands] : bij J. Noman, 1818. Six volumes, octavo, original yellow papered boards, spines with wear and loss, a mixed set, the first volume from the first issue and the …

  • # 15221

    WHARTON, Captain W. J. L.

    Captain Cook’s journal during his first voyage round the world made in H. M. Bark “Endeavour” 1768 – 71.

    A literal transcription of the original MSS. With notes and introduction. Illustrated by maps and facsimiles. London : Elliot Stock, 1893. Large octavo, publisher’s green cloth  (a little marked), pp. lvi; 400; maps and plates, including three large folding charts in rear endpocket. An important publication, for the first time presenting Cook’s Endeavour journal in …

  • # 17161

    SMITH, Bernard

    European vision and the South Pacific

    Sydney : Harper & Row, 1984. Second edition. Quarto, publisher’s navy cloth boards with gilt lettered spine, in illustrated dust jacket (spine sunned), pp xiv, 370, illustrated throughout (some plates in colour); a fine copy.