Captain Cook

  • # 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 …

  • # 25927

    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 …

  • # 25395

    MUNDLE, Rob.


    Sydney, NSW : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, 469 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits, facsimiles, maps (some colour). “Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time – only the acclaimed fifteenth-century explorers, Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama, can stand with him. This …

  • # 26334

    SMITH, Bernard

    European vision and the South Pacific 1768-1850.

    A study in the history of art and ideas. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1960. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s navy cloth over boards, in dust jacket, tape marks to endpapers and adjoining leaves, fore edge foxed, 287 pp, with 171 b/w plates; internally very clean and sound, a good copy of the scarce first edition. …

  • # 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.

  • # 25274

    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 …

  • # 25238

    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. 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. Objects collected …

  • # 22949

    Hawkesworth, John (1715-17773); Cook, James (1728-1779); King, James

    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 Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, Ll.D. in three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety …

  • # 23501

    REED, A. W. (editor)

    Captain Cook in Australia.

    Extracts from the journals of Captain James Cook giving a full account in his own words of his adventures and discoveries in Australia : A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1969 (reprint). Octavo, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 192, 16pp of blacka nd white reproductions, folded map at rear. A fine copy. Extracts from the journals of …

  • # 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 …

  • # 22557

    DARTON, William (1781-1854)

    The world dissected upon the best principles to teach youth geography.

    London : made by William Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, 1820. Jigsaw puzzle map of the world in two hemispheres, dissected and laid on mahogany, in the publisher’s original wooden box with sliding lid, paper labels to the lid and sides, ‘Darton, London. Warranted’; also titled ‘The world from the best authorities’. A rare early puzzle …

  • # 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 …

  • # 21896

    [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich]

    Second voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde et dans les régions du Pôle Austral,

    depuis 1772 jusqu’en 1775. [Parts I + II]. Series: Bibliothèque géographique et instructive des jeunes gens, ou recueil de voyages intéressants, Dans toutes les parties du monde, pour l’instruction et l’amusement de la jeunesse; Traduit de l’allemand et de l’angl. par M. Breton. Orné de cartes et figures. Quatrième année. A Paris : Chez J.E. …

  • # 20791

    EDWARDS, Francis

    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.

  • # 21155

    FORBES, David W.

    Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900 (complete four volume set)

    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 …

  • # 20560

    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 …