FITCHETT, W.H. (William Henry)
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 …
FORSTER, Johann Reinhold (1729-1798)
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- pp (untrimmed, crisp and clean), 3 folding maps (map of northern Asia with …
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 …
HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and KING, James.
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 …
LINNE, Carl von (1707 - 1778)
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 …
# 12282 KING, Philip Gidley (1817-1904)
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,  leaves of plates (some folding); some very mild foxing to a few of the folding plates, ink notations throughout, otherwise …
STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)
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 …
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 …
Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)
Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, contemporary full calf, recased with modern …
Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.
$14,000 USD Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London, H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, …
POUGENS, Charles de (1755-1833)
pp 1-75 in: Pougens, Charles de. Récréations de philosophie et de morale. Yverdon : [F. B. de Félice] ; et se vend à Paris : chez Debure l'aîné, 1784. Duodecimo, contemporary full calf ruled in gilt (rubbed), spine with gilt ornament, contrasting morocco title label lettered in gilt 'Histoire d'Alexis Goodman' (frayed at head and …
Translated by Miss U. Tewsley, of the Library Staff, under direction of Johannes C. Anderson. With a few Explanatory Notes. Alexander Turnbull Library Bulletin No. 2. Wellington : W.A.G. Skinner (Government Printer), 1926. Octavo, original printed wrappers (lightly marked), pp. 49; two plates. The author sailed with Cook on his voyage in search of the North …
Being some account of the ultimate development of the ocean-going square-rigged vessel, and the manner of her handling, her voyage-making, her personnel, her economics, her performance, and her end. Illustrated with the author's photographs and diagrams and drawings by Harold A. Underhill. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Octavo, illustrated cloth, illustrated endpapers, pp. …
COOK, James, 1728-1779; FORSTER, Georg, 1754-1794; FURNEAUX, Tobias, 1735-1781
resa : hwarwid Herrar Forsters och Furneaux journaler blifwit jämnförde och nyttjade : Innehållande det hufwudsakeligaste af de på denna resa gjorda nya uptäckter i söderhafwet, Rörande Södra Polens Ishaf nya uptäckte Öars naturalier och Inwånarnes Tänkesätt, Seder, Klädedrägt, m.m. Upsala [Sweden] : Johan Edman, 1783. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (rubbed), spine …
BANAU, Jean Baptiste
et à préserver de leur contagion; par M. BANAU, docteur en médecine et ancien médecin des hopitaux. A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris : Chez l'auteur, rue de Savoie, 1784. Octavo, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt ornament and lettering; marbled edges; a presentation copy inscribed by the author on …
BEAGLEHOLE, John Cawte (editor)
Comprising Vol. 1. The voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771 – Vol. 2. The voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775 – Vol. 3. pts. 1-2 The voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780 – Portfolio of maps. Woodridge, UK : The Boydell Press (in association with Hordern House, Sydney). A comprehensiove reproduction of Cook's journals, …
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 …
/ The Library of New South Wales ; editor: M. K. Beddie. Sydney : [Council of the Library of New South Wales], 1970. Large octavo, blue cloth boards in dustjacket (a little worn), xvi, 894 pp, a good copy of the standard bibliography of Cook.
PURVES, D. Laing
Edinburgh : W. P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, c. 1880. Octavo, decorated cloth, prize label to front pastedown, pp. 351, 16 (catalogue), a very good copy.
10 cards in monochrome. Set H 2. London : British Museum, 1925. Printed envelope containing 10 illustrated postcards with a printed booklet of 8 pp. detailing biographical information on each naturalist. The figures include Buffon, Cook, Cuvier, Jardine, Linnaeus, Lyell, Murchison, Owen, Pasteur and Pennant. Slight staple rust from booklet to first card else fine. …
FORSTER, Georg (1754-1794)
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 …
HOLMES, Maurice, Sir
London : Francis Edwards, 1952. Octavo, brown cloth (lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt; a presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper “To my friend Herbert Edwards [of the antiquarian booksellers and publishing firm, Francis Edwards] in gratitude for all his help and encouragement, from Maurice Holmes”; front pastedown with armorial bookplate …
with an introduction by Sir Maurice Holmes, GBE, KCB. San Francisco : David Magee ; London : Francis Edwards, Ltd., 1957. Edition limited to 750 copies. Octavo, original red cloth with embossed silhouette of Samwell to upper board, spine lettered in gilt; ownership inscription to front free-endpaper; frontispiece, 4 black and white plates (one folding); …
London : Sampson Low, Marston and Co., 1901. First edition. Octavo, rexine boards lettered in gilt, original wrappers bound in; bookplates of George Mackaness and Nancye Kent Perry; 31 pp; a very good copy. Ferguson, 7267; Pescott, 107; Carlsmith, 102. “An attempt to determine at what point 'Sting Ray Harbour', so named by Captain Cook, …
PENROSE, John, Rev.
London : John Murray, 1850. First edition. Octavo, original blind embossed cloth, spine lettered gilt; John Shillinglaw's copy, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown and ownership inscription dated 1886 to free-endpaper; pp ix, , 301; some pencilled marginalia and notes on the rear blank pages; a bright, sound copy. Beddie 2485; not in Hill. …
With an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods. In two volumes. Philadelphia : Henry F. Anners, 1844. Duodecimo, two volumes bound in one, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. xii; 219; 224, engraved frontispieces (including a truly awful engraving of Cook after Dance), foxing. Beddie 148; 2016. A single example in Australian collections (SLNSW).
With an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods: also, an appendix, detailing the progress of the voyage after the death of Captain Cook. Halifax : William Milner, 1840. Duodecimo, gilt-decotated cloth, bookplate removed from front pastedown, rngraved title page and frontispiece, pp. 368. An attractive pocket edition of Kippis. Beddie 132.
With an account of his life, during the previous and intervening periods. Chiswick : C. Whittingham, 1820. Two volumes, duodecimo, full contemporary calf, gilt-rule to spines, title labels in contrasting morocco, pp. 207; 213, early bookplates to pastedowns, engraved title pages, a fine set. Beddie 92.
With pictures by Will. B. Robinson. London : T. C. & E. C. Jack, n.d. [c. 1910]. Duodecimo, papered boards with pictorial inlay, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 119. A fine copy. 'The Children's Heroes' series.
HAMY, E. T. (Ernest Théodore), 1842-1908.
: célébré le 14 février 1879 à l'Hôtel de la Société de géographie. Paris : Librairie de Ch. Delagrave, 1879. “Extrait du Bulletin de la Société de géographie (Mai 1879)”. Octavo, contemporary marbled boards (rebacked), marbled endpapers, pp 401-540, folding colour map, a good copy. Text in French. Ferguson, 15892b. “Catalogue descriptif et méthodique de …
SÖDERSTRÖM, J. (Jan)
Stockholm : Bokförlags aktiebolaget Thule, 1939. Series: The Ethnographical Museum of Sweden. New Series, Publication No. 6. Quarto, publisher's stiff textured wrappers, presentation description to half-title, 70 pp, 24 leaves of plates, a very good copy. Scarce. Anders Sparrman joined Cook's second voyage at the Cape of Good Hope, and served as assistant naturalist to Johann …
[WEBBER, John, c.1752-1793, artist]; URBAN, Sylvanus
London : Printed by J. Nichols, for D. Henry, late of St. John's Gate, July 1784. “Being the first number of vol. LIV part II.” Octavo, disbound, frontispiece folding copper engraved plate (margins with some toning, otherwise fine), sheet 215 x 260 mm, plate 185 x 240 mm, after John Webber, A Canoe of the …
WIEDMANN, Johann Heinrich
Erlangen : bey Wolfgang Walther, 1789. Series: Neue Sammlung wahrer und merkwürdiger Schicksale reisender Personen …. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (rubbed), spine with five raised bands, gilt ornament and title label with gilt lettering, decorative coloured lining papers (a few residual adhesions from old labels), frontispiece portrait of Cook by I.C. …
London : John William Parker, West Strand, 1832. Quarto, disbound, 8pp, printed in double columns, illustrated, a fine copy. Includes an article titled Funeral in Otaheite, Joseph Banks' eyewitness account of an event in 1769 (one column); and an illustrated article titled Captain Cook, which describes the death of Cook and then goes on to …
HOLMES, Sir Maurice
New York : Burt Franklin, 1952 (1968 reprint). Octavo, cloth, pp. 103, illustrated.
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 …
DAHLGREN, Erik Wilhelm
a contribution to the geographical history of the North Pacific Ocean especially of the relations between America and Asia in the Spanish period … with 6 plates and 27 figures in the text. Series: Kungliga Svenska vetenskapsakademiens handlingar, vol. 57, no. 4. Stockholm : Almqvist & Wiksells boktryckeri, printed 8 February 1917. Large quarto, disbound, 220 …
Sydney : Wentworth Books, 1962. First (and only) edition. Octavo, printed pale yellow card covers (lightly marked), staple bound, inside front cover with presentation inscription dated 1963, 16 pp, including the text of a letter by Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811), illustrated, a good copy.
[ANSTEY, Christopher, 1725-1805]
[COOK] An election ball in poetical letters, in the Zomerzetshire dialect, from Mr. Inkle, a freeman
of Bath, to his wife at Gloucester : with a poetical address to John Miller, Esq.; at Bath-Easton Villa. By the author of the New Bath Guide. Dublin : Printed by Geoge Bonham, at No. 42, in Dame-street, for the Proprietors, 1776. Octavo, disbound, original stitching, pp 32 (pp 1-12 being Anstey's The first ode of …
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 …
[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. …
contenant la description des moeurs et coutumes des peuples de ce continent et les aventures les plus remarquables des voyageurs qui l'ont parcouru, extraits des voyages de Bougainville, Cook, le Père Labat et autres voyageurs célèbres par Riccous. Paris : D. Belin, 1830. “Deuxième édition.” Small octavo, contemporary full tree calf, spine with gilt lettering …
[COOK, Captain James]
Second edition, greatly improved. London : G. Robinson, 1774 – 1775. Duodecimo, thirteen volumes, full contemporary calf with contrasting morocco title labels (hinges tender and heads chipped on a few volumes, but sound), frontispiece map of the world, numerous copperplates (some folding), complete and unrestored. ONE OF THE EARLIEST ACCOUNTS OF COOK’S SECOND VOYAGE. A …