Captain Cook

  • # 18740

    KIPPIS, Andrew

    The life of Captain James Cook.

    London : G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Quarto, finely bound in quarter-calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title labels and gilt-ornamentation, top edge gilt, others stained yellow, half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook, pp. xvi; 527; (1), occasional light foxing, wide margins, overall a clean and …

  • # 18713

    DELILLE, l'Abbé Jacques (1738-1813)

    [COOK; TAHITI] Les jardins. Poëme par Jacques Delille.

    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 …

  • # 17970

    BILOTTA, Clemente

    [OCEANIA] Geografia per uso dei fanciulli del signor Clemente Bilotta.

    Napoli : Raffaele Miranda, 1825. Third edition. Small octavo, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with gilt stamped lettering and ornament; page 2, signed by the author, is a legal statement to the effect that any unsigned copy of this book is to be regarded as counterfeit; pp 212; scattered foxing, title page with red pencil …

  • # 18214

    SEWARD, Anna

    Miss Seward’s monody on Major Andre; and elegy on Captain Cook. Also Mr. Pratt’s sympathy, a poem.

    London : Longman Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown et al, 1817. Tenth printing. Duodecimo, diced calf (worn, front hinge tender), bookplate for Baron Dickinson Webster to front pastedown, stipple frontispiece, engraved plates, pp. 178. A Monody on Major André was first published in Lichfield in 1781; An Elegy on Captain Cook was first published in …

  • # 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


    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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 16346


    [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 …