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 …
RATTRAY, Alan M. (words & music)
Cover: “Artistically portrayed with grand success by Post Mason”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., . Folio, original wrappers, the front featuring a striking black-and-white design of a sailor in front of a Sydney Harbour backdrop, wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Sutton’s at bottom edge, lower wrapper with music for ‘A Nigger’s Paradise’ and …
[GALLIPOLI] Log of H.M.S. Albion, August 1914 – March 1915, containing a record of the ship’s involvement in the Dardanelles Campaign.
Red cloth-bound manuscript book, 230 x 155 mm, water-damaged and lacking the backstrip although the binding is intact, pp 48 + blanks; manuscript entries in pencil, written in an easily legible hand (note: a full typed transcript accompanies the journal); on the front paste-down Tom Houghton, a sailor who grew up on the Lancashire coastline, …
"SIN TAUKA" (pseud.); JARRETT, F.C. (editor)
[PIRACY] Jottings from the log of a New South Welshman, or, Six years in the opium trade : being a captain’s yarn of several voyages in the above trade and the consequent encounters with pirates.
Sydney : Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., printers, 1867. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (heavily chipped and stained, lower wrapper detached), frontispiece engraving ‘Engagement with pirates off Hoetow Bay [Taiwan] April 1862’, pp 26; occasional foxing, else contents clean. Important first-hand narrative by an Australian trader who commanded a number of vessels used in the China …
HENRICY, Casimir (1814 - 1900)
Paris : Charles Noblet, . Oblong quarto, red patterned cloth with embossed and gilt pictorial design, spine with gilt lettering (rebacked), all edges gilt, pp 1-8 [text] and 25 leaves with engravings by de Laplante from drawings by Paris; scattered foxing. The circumnavigation by Admiral Paris in the Artémis took place between 1837 and 1840. …
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, . 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 along spine), lower wrapper with publisher’s advertisement; front free-endpaper with ownership inscription dated January 1, 1846; title page …
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
This vessel is now lying in the West India Export Dock, nearly ready for sea, and may be viewed by the Subscribers and Friends of the Missionary Society in all next week; that is to say, from Monday Morning, April the 2nd, to Saturday, April the 7th, 1838. By order of the Directors, John Arundel, …
[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.
“Treasure Trove”, found on fire and dismasted, by the Cape Mail ship “Celt”, off Sierra Leone, 1868.
Pen and ink and pencil on paper, sheet 200 x 320 mm, signed in ink at lower left W. Fleming, Passenger, and captioned in lower margin in the artist’s hand: “Treasure Trove” (iron ship) derelict, found on fire & dismasted, by the Cape Mail sp. “Celt” Captain Baynton, outward bound 23 Sep 1868 Lat 9. …
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
PELSAERT, Francois (c.1595-1630)
Amsterdam : Jan Jansz, 1647. First edition. Small quarto, papered boards, pp. [ii – title leaf], 118, lacking final blank (as in most copies); six folding copperplates (plate V provided in expert facsimile), some very pale marginal water stains, tiny worm hole to margin of first few leaves, a clean and well preserved copy housed …
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. …
WHITE, John (1756-1832)
with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full tree calf, gilt decorated borders, spine with detailed ornamental tooling, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, , 65 …
MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)
Canton : Printed at the Albion Press, and sold at the Canton Register Office, No. 4 Danish Hong, 1834. First edition. Octavo, recent gilt-ruled half morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt; marbled edges, pp xii, 116, the last five leaves with folding tables, large folding ‘Table of Logarithms to Accompany Stansbury’s Tonnage …
Two Australian crew members of HMAS Canberra, one holding a bottle of Victoria Brewery Bitter Ale, circa 1930.
Silver gelatin print on postcard stock, 139 x 87 mm; no photographer’s imprint; in very good condition, verso with paper adhesions (removed from an album). A fun studio portrait of two Royal Australian Navy mates on shore leave in Australia. The man on the right’s cap tally reads HMAS Canberra; the print on the VB beer …
Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 87 x 137 mm, manuscript caption in negative ‘H.M.A.S. “Sydney”‘; verso with handwritten message signed ‘J.Kennedy’, headed ‘Beerhaven, County Cork, Ireland, July 21-13’, addressed to a ‘Mrs. Richardson’; the contents of the message clearly indicate that the writer was associated with the design and outfitting of the Sydney: …