Maritime

  • # 15753

HEXAGON PRODUCTIONS PTY. LTD.

Painted canvas backdrop used in the 1976 Australian film Eliza Fraser, depicting Aborigines attacking a shipwreck survivor

    # 15753

    HEXAGON PRODUCTIONS PTY. LTD.

    Painted canvas backdrop used in the 1976 Australian film Eliza Fraser, depicting Aborigines attacking a shipwreck survivor

    [Melbourne : Hexagon Productions Pty. Ltd., 1976]. Painted canvas, 180 x 200 cm; old folds and surface wear. The large budget 1976 Australian film Eliza Fraser was directed by Tim Burstall and starred Susannah York, Trevor Howard and Noel Ferrier. The screenplay was written by David Williamson, and it was filmed in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. …

  • # 15546

[MANUSCRIPT] A Journal or Narrative of the Proceedings betweene the Commissioners appointed by His Majestie, and the Commissioners Deputed by the States Generall, pursuant to the Treaty of Peace made at Westminster 9/19 Ffebruary 1673/4 Concerning a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the World. And also an Article particularly relateing to the English and Dutch East India Companyes Concluded in the yeare 1674.

    # 15546

    [MANUSCRIPT] A Journal or Narrative of the Proceedings betweene the Commissioners appointed by His Majestie, and the Commissioners Deputed by the States Generall, pursuant to the Treaty of Peace made at Westminster 9/19 Ffebruary 1673/4 Concerning a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the World. And also an Article particularly relateing to the English and Dutch East India Companyes Concluded in the yeare 1674.

    [London, 1674-75]. Folio, old mottled calf gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; manuscript written in English, Latin, Dutch and French in several contemporary secretarial hands; ff 269; clean and fresh throughout. An important contemporary manuscript record of the Mixed Commission established to draw up a Treaty Marine and …

  • # 15496

PELSAERT, François (c. 1595 - 1630)

Ongeluckige voyagie van het schip Batavia uytgevaren onder’t beleydt van den E. Francois Pelsaert, na Oost-Indien, en gebleven is op de Abrollos van Frederick Houtman, …

    # 15496

    PELSAERT, François (c. 1595 - 1630)

    Ongeluckige voyagie van het schip Batavia uytgevaren onder’t beleydt van den E. Francois Pelsaert, na Oost-Indien, en gebleven is op de Abrollos van Frederick Houtman, …

    Verhalende ‘t verongelucken des schips / en de grouwelijcke moordery onder ‘t scheeps-volck / op ‘t eylandt Bataviers Kerckhof, nevens de justitie gedaen sen de moetwillige in de jaren 1628 en 1629. Amsterdam: Gillis Joosten Saeghman, n.d. [circa 1663]. Small quarto, later half-vellum over marbled boards (rubbed), manuscript title to spine, ex libris bookplates to endpapers, pp. 44, …

  • # 15423

SILCOCK, Harriet Eleanor; [RELPH, H.B.]

[NEW ZEALAND] Letter to an early Hutt River settler, Dr. Relph, from his sister in England, 1842

    # 15423

    SILCOCK, Harriet Eleanor; [RELPH, H.B.]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Letter to an early Hutt River settler, Dr. Relph, from his sister in England, 1842

    Entire letter, single sheet folding to form [4] sides, quarto, neatly written manuscript in ink on 3 sides (cross written on the last page), headed ‘Enford, near Chippenham, July 10th 1842’, addressed to ‘My dear Brother’; signed at the foot ‘Your only affectionate and sincerely attached Sister, Harriet Eleanor Silcock’; outer side with address panel, to …

  • # 15422

BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]

[NEW ZEALAND] Whaling letter written from Auckland to New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1853

    # 15422

    BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Whaling letter written from Auckland to New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1853

    Entire letter, single sheet folding to form [4] sides, quarto, closely written manuscript in ink on 3 sides, headed ‘Auckland, New Zealand, 8th February 1853’, addressed to ‘Alexander Gibbs Esqr., New Bedford’; signed at the foot ‘Your faithful obedt. servants, Bain & Burtt’; outer side with address panel, endorsed ‘via New York’, with ‘LONDON / …

  • # 15588

WILLIAMS, Samuel Wells (1812-1884)

A Chinese commercial guide, consisting of a collection of details and regulations respecting foreign trade with China, sailing directions, tables &c.

    # 15588

    WILLIAMS, Samuel Wells (1812-1884)

    A Chinese commercial guide, consisting of a collection of details and regulations respecting foreign trade with China, sailing directions, tables &c.

    Canton : printed at the office of the Chinese Repository, 1856. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo, half crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt ruled in compartments with contrasting morocco title label lettered in gilt; speckled edges; pp viii; 376; text in English and Chinese, large folding map with hand colouring, Map of the Chinese …

  • # 15398

China. Imperial Maritime Customs. IV. – Service Series : No. 1. Service List.

    # 15398

    China. Imperial Maritime Customs. IV. – Service Series : No. 1. Service List.

    Thirty-sixth issue. (Corrected to 31st May 1910). Published for the use of the Customs Service by order of the Inspector General of Customs. Shanghai : Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, 1910. Quarto, printed yellow wrappers (corners a little worn), pp. v; 444. An extensive list of the staff of the Imperial Maritime …

  • # 15247

CESAREO, Agostino

L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    # 15247

    CESAREO, Agostino

    L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    [No place], 1587. Manuscript, quarto; 66 leaves followed by 13 leaves with additions in a different hand, 8 full-page illustrations (including one of the Southern Cross constellation), 4 with volvelles (movable paper figures); with a dedication to Don Pietro Borgia, Prince of Squillace (d. c.1624), dated 1587, and an accompanying sonnet; contemporary limp vellum sewn …

  • A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
# 14957

    # 14957

    STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870

    A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;

    including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription ‘To …

  • World sea voyage journey times and seamen’s voyage rations
Parliament of Great Britain
# 13862

    # 13862

    Parliament of Great Britain

    World sea voyage journey times and seamen’s voyage rations

    By the Commissioners for managing and causing to be levied and collected HIs Majesty’s Customs and other Duties 23d November 1832. [Great Britain : Parliament, 1833]. Quarto, disbound from a volume of H.M. Customs General Orders for 1833, [pp 12], with ink annotations. Contains a list of foreign goods that can be shipped duty free and …

  • Reglamento de sueldos, y demas abonos para los individuos de marina, que sirvan en la Mar del Sur.
Spain. Sovereign (1759-1788 : Charles III); Peru. Manuel de Amat y Junient, Viceroy
# 12613

    # 12613

    Spain. Sovereign (1759-1788 : Charles III); Peru. Manuel de Amat y Junient, Viceroy

    Reglamento de sueldos, y demas abonos para los individuos de marina, que sirvan en la Mar del Sur.

    $1,500 USD De orden de S.M.  Reimpreso en Lima en la Oficina de los Niños Huérfanos, [1774]. Folio, modern marbled boards with morocco title label lettered in gilt; [4], 12 pp; title leaf with engraved vignette of royal coat of arms, sign of the cross at the head; initial. Originally published: [Madrid]: En la Oficina …

  • Regimento de pilotos, e roteiro da navegaçam, e conquistas do Brazil, Angola, S. Thome, Cabo Verde,
Mariz Carneiro, António de, d. 1642
# 13313

    # 13313

    Mariz Carneiro, António de, d. 1642

    Regimento de pilotos, e roteiro da navegaçam, e conquistas do Brazil, Angola, S. Thome, Cabo Verde,

    $15,000 USD Maranhaõ, Ilhas, et Indias Occidentaes. Em Lisboa : Na officina de Lourenço de Anueres, 1642. Small quarto, full straight-grained morocco, gilt; spine with gilt lettering and ornament; pp [viii], 108; page 31 misnumbered 13; pp 81-108 misnumbered 51-78; decorative woodcut initials; trimmed by the binder along the top margin, shaving the top from a …

  • The voyages and adventures of Fernand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of
Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)
# 13314

    # 13314

    Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)

    The voyages and adventures of Fernand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of

    $9,000 USD one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indiaes : with a relation and description of most of the places thereof, their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in time of peace and war : where he five times suffered …

  • Jornada Que o Senhor Antonio de Albuquerque Coelho ...
Tavares de Velles Guerreyro, Joam
# 13350

    # 13350

    Tavares de Velles Guerreiro, João, active 1718

    Jornada que o senhor Antonio de Albuquerque Coelho governador, e capitam geral da ciudad do Nome de

    $150,000 USD Deos de Macao na China, fes de Goa athe chegar a ditta cide. : divida em duas partes. [Macau] : [s.n.], [1718]. Folio, near contemporary calf, rebacked; Chinese patterned paper wrappers; title page with contemporary inscription to bottom margin, a name roughly erased and paper restored; pp 185, [blank]; printed xylographically on one …

  • Account of the steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an academical
LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)
# 14501

    # 14448

    PEREIRA CRESPO, Lúcio Albino

    Abstract of the log of the “Mondego”, kept on the voyage of the Portuguese ambassador to Siam, 1859

    $12,500 USD Manuscript journal. Octavo (195 x 120 mm), original marbled papered card covers, first page with calligraphic title: Brigue “Mondego” de S. M. F. – Viagens: de Macáo a Siam.– de Siaõ a Singapore e de Singapore a Macáo. – De Janeiro a Maio – 1859. Lúcio Albino P[ereira] Crespo 2º Tenente da Armada; ff [37]; …

  • [QUIROS] Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoça, marques de Cañete :
Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal, fl.1613.
# 14844

    # 14844

    Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal (1571-after 1644)

    [QUIROS] Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoça, marques de Cañete :

    $100,000 USD A don Ivan Andres Hurtado de Mendoça su hijo, marques de Cañete, Señor de las Villas de Argete y su partido, Montero mayor del Rey nuestro señor, Guarda mayor de la ciudad de Cuenca, etta / por el doctor Christoval Suarez de Figueroa. En Madrid : en la Imprenta Real, Año 1616. Second …

  • Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744,
Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard
# 14676

    # 14676

    Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard

    Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744,

    $2,400 USD door den heere George Anson, opperbevelhebber over een esquader Engelsche schepen op een expeditie naar de Zuidzee : opgesteld uit de papieren en bescheiden van den hoog ed. George, Lord Anson zelven, en onder zyn Opzigt uitgegeven door Richard Walter, M .A., Kapellaan, gedurende die expeditie, van ‘t schip den Centurion. Opgehelderd met …

  • A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay;
TENCH, Captain Watkin
# 14834

    # 14834

    Tench, Captain Watkin (1758-1833)

    A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay;

    $8,000 USD with an account of New south Wales, its production, inhabitants, &c. To which is subjoined, a list of the civil and military establishments at Port Jackson. London : J. Debrett, 1789. Second edition. Octavo, half-calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt fleurons, gilt lettered morocco title label, pp [xii, including the …

  • A narrative of the mutiny on board His Majesty’s ship Bounty;
BLIGH, William (1754-1817)
# 14849

    # 14849

    Bligh, William (1754-1817)

    A narrative of the mutiny on board His Majesty’s ship Bounty;

    $12,500 USD and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship’s boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. Illustrated with charts. London : George Nicol, 1790. Quarto, quarter-calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked, new spine and corners, contrasting morocco title label, folding …

  • A chronological history of the voyages and discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean
BURNEY, James, 1750-1821.
# 11862

    # 11862

    Burney, James (1750-1821)

    A chronological history of the voyages and discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean

    $12,500 USD London : Printed by Luke Hansard, … and sold by G. and W. Nicol … 1803-17. Five volumes, quarto, recased using the original marbled papered boards, spines with raised bands, lettered in gilt Pacific Ocean / Burney and with volume numbers also stamped in gilt, each volume with the original marbled endpapers preserved, and discreet stamps …

  • [JAPAN] Historische Beschryving der Reizen, of Nieuwe en volkome Verzameling van de aller-waardigste
PREVOST, abbé (1697-1763); KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)
# 14677

    # 14677

    PREVOST, abbé (1697-1763); KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)

    [JAPAN] Historische Beschryving der Reizen, of Nieuwe en volkome Verzameling van de aller-waardigste

    en zeldsaamste Zee- en Landtogten ter ontdekkinge en naspeuringe gedaan … in Europa, Azia, Afrika, en Amerika … Te Amsterdam : J. Roman, G. de Groot, J. Loveringh, G. Tielenburg, S. van Esveldt, en P. Schouten, 1758. Volume 17 (of 21) of the Dutch edition of abbé Prévost's Histoire générale des voyages. Quarto, contemporary quarter calf …

  • Letter of grievances of passengers of the Bengal Merchant, Port Nicholson, New Zealand, March 1840
TURNER, John Taylor (1801-?), et al.
# 14012

    # 14012

    TURNER, John Taylor (1801-?), et al.

    Letter of grievances of passengers of the Bengal Merchant, Port Nicholson, New Zealand, March 1840

    Manuscript in brown ink on [2] sides of a single bifolium, each side 230 x 190 mm, the paper blind stamped London Superfine; the first side headed Port Nicholson [Wellington Harbour], 14th March 1840, followed by the letter of grievances written in the hand of John Turner on behalf of the steerage passengers of the emigrant …

  • The way of a ship
VILLIERS, Alan
# 14658

    # 14658

    VILLIERS, Alan

    The way of a ship

    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. …

  • [ANTARCTICA] Antarktis’ hjärta : berättelsen om den engelska sydpolsexpeditionen 1907-1909.
SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry (1874-1922)
# 14635

    # 14635

    SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry (1874-1922)

    [ANTARCTICA] Antarktis’ hjärta : berättelsen om den engelska sydpolsexpeditionen 1907-1909.

    Öfversättning från författarens manuskript af Carl Forsstrand. Stockholm : Norstedt, 1910. Two volumes, small quarto, original gilt stamped light blue cloth (lower boards lightly rubbed; spines softened at head and tail and with a couple a tiny marks, else bright and fine); marbled endpapers, front free-endpapers with original ownership inscriptions dated 1918; pp xlii, 331; 408; …

  • Histoire des naufrages, ou Recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages,
DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)
# 14626

    # 14626

    DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)

    Histoire des naufrages, ou Recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages,

    hivernements, délaissemens, incendies, famines, famines, & autres evénements funestes sur mer, qui ont été publiées depuis le quinzieme siecle jusqu'à présens. Par M.D. … … A Paris : Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & maison Serpente, An III me. de la République [1794-95]. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original plain grey wrappers, spines with contemporary printed …

  • E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan
EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)
# 14608

    # 14608

    EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)

    E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan

    : including trips to America and Europe / edited by W. Lorck. Sydney : Edward Lee & Co. [for The Eastern and Australian Steamship Company], 1904. “Edition de luxe” (p. xv). Large octavo, original cloth boards with pictorial onlay to upper board (rubbed), spine lettered in pen 'Handbook to the East', hinges weakened, pp xviii, …

  • Document signed by Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux, dated 8 May 1781
D'ENTRECASTEAUX, Antoine Bruni [Bruny] (1737-1793)
# 14146

    # 14146

    D'ENTRECASTEAUX, Antoine Bruni [Bruny] (1737-1793)

    Document signed by Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux, dated 8 May 1781

    [Toulon : 8 May 1781]. Manuscript in black ink on single sheet of wove paper, 170 x 220 mm; document written by the lieutenant of the ship Castellan, signed lower left in brown ink 'Bruny Entrecasteaux' [French naval officer and explorer Bruni d'Entrecasteaux]; the document is in support of a sailor, Joseph Augustin Recours, who, whilst …

  • An account of the wreck of H.M. sloop “Osprey;”
[MOON, Henry, attributed]
# 14257

    # 14257

    [MOON, Henry, attributed]

    An account of the wreck of H.M. sloop “Osprey;”

    With the encampment of her crew, and their march across the island of New Zealand : blended with moral and scriptural illustrations, by One of her Crew. Landport [Portsmouth] : Annett and Robinson, 1858. First edition. Duodecimo, original cloth (a little rubbed) with title label on upper board, pp [x], [2], 127; a near fine …

  • Observations sur différens moyens propres à combattre les fièvres putrides et malignes
BANAU, Jean Baptiste
# 14399

    # 14399

    BANAU, Jean Baptiste

    Observations sur différens moyens propres à combattre les fièvres putrides et malignes

    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 …

  • The journals of Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery
BEAGLEHOLE, John Cawte (editor)
# 14389

    # 14389

    BEAGLEHOLE, John Cawte (editor)

    The journals of Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery

    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, …

  • George Whitfield, early Sydney gunsmith and taxidermist : autograph letter, signed, dated 1840
WHITFIELD George (1808-1864)
# 14023

    # 14023

    WHITFIELD George (1808-1864)

    George Whitfield, early Sydney gunsmith and taxidermist : autograph letter, signed, dated 1840

    Entire letter addressed to Robert J. Pennent Esqr., Belfast, Ireland, cancelled with oval PAID SHIP LETTER SYDNEY OC 9 1840 in red, and straight-line SHIP LETTER in black; arrival marking BELFAST FE 17 1841; manuscript in ink written in a neat hand on 3 sides of one folded folio sheet of gilt-edged writing paper; address …

  • Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900 (complete four volume set)
FORBES, David W.
# 1410

    # 14107

    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 …

  • [SHEET MUSIC] The emigrant ship : a musical voyage
REBER, Carl
# 13969

    # 13969

    REBER, Carl

    [SHEET MUSIC] The emigrant ship : a musical voyage

    London : Bayley & Ferguson, 2 Great Marlborough St., W. (incorporating F. Leadbeater & Son, Manchester) ; Glasgow, 54 Queen Street, [between 1890 and 1900]. Cover: Dedicated to Messrs Ismay. Imrie &​ Co. Folio, publisher's pictorial wrappers (re-stapled); 11 pages of music notation (arrangement for piano); rear wrapper is a “specimen page” with the first section …

  • Tom Pearce the “Loch Ard” hero / Eva Carmichael, of the “Loch Ard”
RICHARDS, George
# 14007

    # 14007

    RICHARDS, George

    Tom Pearce the “Loch Ard” hero / Eva Carmichael, of the “Loch Ard”

    1878. Albumen print photograph of twin engravings by an unidentified artist, carte de visite format, 62 x 100 mm, captioned below each image, verso with imprint of the photographic studio of George Richards, Ballarat; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. The wreck of the Loch Ard was one of the most …

  • [AUSTRALIAN EMIGRATION]. Passenger list for S.S. Otranto, April 1928
ORIENT LINE
# 13984

    # 13984

    ORIENT LINE

    [AUSTRALIAN EMIGRATION]. Passenger list for S.S. Otranto, April 1928

    Oblong octavo, colour wrappers, pp [14], map, illustrations, list of passangers. Passanger list for the Orient Line pleasure cruise to the Mediterranean on the S.S. Otranto, departing London 21st April 1928. 8 pages are devoted to advertising the Orient Line to Australia, including images of the ship's interior, map of the route, list of agents …

  • [DUMONT D’URVILLE] Admiral Charles Baudin : autograph letter signed, to Casimir Gide, dated February 1841
BAUDIN, Charles (1784-1854)
# 12254

    # 12254

    BAUDIN, Charles (1784-1854)

    [DUMONT D’URVILLE] Admiral Charles Baudin : autograph letter signed, to Casimir Gide, dated February 1841

    A letter relating to the publication of Dumont d’Urville’s account of his second voyage in the Astrolabe, one of the most important Pacific and Antarctic voyages of the nineteenth century. Manuscript in ink, single sheet, quarto, headed Paris, 4 février 1841, a note from Admiral Charles Baudin, commander of the French fleet in Central and …

  • By flood and field
SEARCY, Alfred
# 13924

    # 13924

    SEARCY, Alfred

    By flood and field

    Adventures ashore and afloat in North Australia. London : G. Bell & Sons, 1912. Octavo, lettered cloth in dustjacket issued by Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne and Adelaide (a few chips but overall very good), pp. 327, illustrations, folding map. Scarce in the dustjacket. 

  • Samoa. Natives diving for money.
"I.M."
# 13903

    # 13903

    "I.M."

    Samoa. Natives diving for money.

    [Title from pencilled inscription]. Circa 1920. Watercolour and gouache on paper, 173 x 253 mm, watercolour initials of the artist “I.M.” and caption in pencil, both at lower right; further pencilled inscription at lower left (illegible); laid down on modern board; in fine condition.

  • Ship’s logs for six consecutive voyages of the Carlisle Castle between London and Melbourne, 1885-87
PORTMAN, Arthur F.B.
# 13843

    # 13843

    PORTMAN, Arthur F.B.

    Ship’s log for six consecutive voyages of the Carlisle Castle between London and Melbourne, 1885-87

    Small quarto size notebook, limp flush-cut cloth (spine repaired with tape), approximately [140] pages of manuscript entries, comprising the abstract log kept by 2nd Mate Arthur Portman for each of six voyages of the cargo and passenger ship Carlisle Castle: London to Melbourne, May-August 1885; Melbourne to London, November 1885-February 1886; London to Melbourne, March-August 1886; Melbourne …

  • [NEW ZEALAND] Bill of lading for ship Hindostan, London to Port Chalmers, Otago
CURLING & DOGGETT; [THOMAS TRAPP & SONS]
# 13877

    # 13877

    CURLING & DOGGETT; [THOMAS TRAPP & SONS]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Bill of lading for ship Hindostan, London to Port Chalmers, Otago

    London : Curling & Doggett, 1874. Single sheet, 210 x 260 mm, lithograph printed on thin paper, cartouche illustration at upper left, manuscript entries recording the shipment of 150 cases of brandy (each with a dozen bottles) for Thomas Trapp & Sons, bound for Otago (Port Chalmers) for B.B. & C., Dunedin; embossed at upper …

  • [BURNS PHILP; KING’S SCHOOL, PARRAMATTA] Address to Mrs. Burns, of “Gowan Brae”.
INGLIS, Kate
# 13872

    # 13872

    INGLIS, Kate

    [BURNS PHILP; KING’S SCHOOL, PARRAMATTA] Address to Mrs. Burns, of “Gowan Brae”.

    Spoken by Miss Kate Inglis, on presenting her with a Bouquet of Flowers, when opening St. Andrew's Flower Show and Sale of Work, in the Town Hall, Parramatta, April 20th, 1893. Card, 165 x 117 mm, printed in gilt and with gilt edges; verso blank; a few light marks, otherwise in very good condition.  Sir …

  • On the unequal distribution of weight and support in ships,
REED, E. J.
# 13830

    # 13830

    REED, E. J.

    On the unequal distribution of weight and support in ships,

    and its effects in still water, in waves, and in exceptional positions on shore. From the Philosophical Transactions – Part II. 1871. London : printed by Taylor and Francis, 1871. Quarto, fine presentation binding of full crushed blue moroco, monogrammed with the author's initials in nautical emblems to centre of front board, gilr rule and …

  • Voyage autour du monde, 1903-1904
MARTIN, Lucien
# 13823

    # 13823

    MARTIN, Lucien

    Voyage autour du monde, 1903-1904

    Villedieu-Vaison : Grande imprimerie provençale, 1906. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers; a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper by the author for his friend Leon Carrias; frontispiece portrait of the author; 246 pp; title page with identification of author in red pen; otherwise a fine copy. A round-the-world travel memoir containing chapters on the United …

  • Océan Pacifique : poème
CHARPENTIER, Henry (1889-1952)
# 13672

    # 13672

    CHARPENTIER, Henry (1889-1952)

    Océan Pacifique : poème

    Paris : [Loius Kaldor], 1925. First edition, limited to 200 copies. This copy is one of 100 numbered examples on Arches (no. 141) and bears a lengthy presentation inscription on the front free-endpaper from the author to Georgine Boucher Normandin, dated 16 November 1929; 5 copies were also printed on Chine, 15 on Japon and …

  • Mémoire sur les causes des maladies des marins et sur les soins à prendre pour conserver leur santé
KERAUDREN, Pierre François (1769-1857?)
# 12365

    # 12365

    KERAUDREN, Pierre François (1769-1857?)

    Mémoire sur les causes des maladies des marins et sur les soins à prendre pour conserver leur santé

    dans les ports et à la mer. Paris : Annales maritimes et coloniales. II.e partie. Année 1824. – Juin. Octavo, bound in contemporary marbled wrappers, pp [2], 457-541, with an engraved diagram of a furnace ventilator (p.540); light browning to some of the leaves, but a very good copy. Text in French. An important treatise …

  • Captain Cook in New South Wales, or, The mystery of naming Botany Bay
BONWICK, James
# 13594

    # 13594

    BONWICK, James

    Captain Cook in New South Wales, or, The mystery of naming Botany Bay

    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, …

  • [COOK] Lives of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Vinicombe Penrose, K.C.B., and Captain James Trevenen ...
PENROSE, John, Rev.
# 13592

    # 13592

    PENROSE, John, Rev.

    [COOK] Lives of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Vinicombe Penrose, K.C.B., and Captain James Trevenen …

    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, [1], 301; some pencilled marginalia and notes on the rear blank pages; a bright, sound copy. Beddie 2485; not in Hill.  …

  • The Shipwrecked orphans. A true narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of John Ireland
IRELAND, John; TELLER, Thomas (editor)
# 13585

    # 13585

    IRELAND, John; TELLER, Thomas (editor)

    The Shipwrecked orphans. A true narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of John Ireland

    and William Doyley who were wrecked in the ship Charles Eaton on an island in the South Seas. New Haven, Connecticut : S. Babcock, [1845]. Series: Teller's Tales, New Series, no. 5. Probably the first American edition. Square duodecimo, original decorative stiff wrappers (rubbed and darkened; short tears at fore-edge of upper wrapper; paper loss …

  • An introduction to a breviary of the history of England with the reign of King William the I.,
RALEIGH, Walter, Sir (1552?-1618); [DANIEL, Samuel, attributed, 1562-1619]
# 13458

    # 13458

    RALEIGH, Walter, Sir (1552?-1618); [DANIEL, Samuel, attributed, 1562-1619]

    An introduction to a breviary of the history of England with the reign of King William the I.,

    entitled the conqueror. Written by Sir Walter Raleigh, Kt. and dedicated to the then Earl of Salisbury. London : Printed for Sam. Keble at the Great-Turks-Head in Fleet-street. And Dan. Brown at the Black-Swan and Bible without Temple-Bar, 1693. First edition. Small octavo, contemporary calf (boards a little warped; short splits at head and tail …

  • [LA PEROUSE] La navigation : poëme
Esménard, J. (Joseph), 1767-1811

# 5723

    # 5723

    Esménard, J. (Joseph), 1767-1811

    [LA PEROUSE] La navigation : poëme

    Half-title: La navigation, poëme en six chants, avec des notes historiques et géographiques. A Paris : Chez Giguet et Michaud, 1806. Second edition. Octavo, fine contemporary full speckled calf with gilt borders, spine with gilt decoration and brown morocco label with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece (arrival of Cleopatra at Tarsus), xiv, 412 pp, …