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 …
FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret de, Comte (1738-1810)
with the subsequent visits to the same lands by English navigators who gave them new names. To which is prefixed an historical abridgement of the voyages and discoveries of the Spaniards in the same seas / by M. ***, formerly a captain in the French navy. Translated from the French. London : Printed for John …
Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 1998 (1999). Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. xx; 380; 36 leaves of plates, a fine copy. “Nature’s Argonaut is the first full biography of this important eighteenth century naturalist who now only circled the globe under sail but ranged as far north as the Arctic as far south as Tierra del …
REED, A. W. (editor)
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 …
HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and 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 …
JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard
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 …
[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 …
DARTON, William (1781-1854)
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 …
MAGRA, James Maria (c. 1746-1806) (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. …
KIPPIS, Andrew (1725-1795)
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 …
[CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich]
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. …
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 …
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 …
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.