New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, n.d. [c. 1856]. Duodecimo, printed salmon wrappers with woodcut vignette, 16 pp., illustrated with wood-engravings including a title vignette, 1 text & 5 full-page illustrations. “Third Series–No. 8” on the front wrapper. A crisp copy. Chapbook tale of young Tom, who is drawn to the sea, and sails on the ship …
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 …
DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY (VOC)
An unpublished manuscript document recording a cargo of tea from China carried on the VOC ship Vrouw Maria Cornelia, dated 1790.
Prisatie over de Lading Thee per het Schip De Vrouw Maria Cornelia voor de Kamer Middelburg, alsmeede de Pryze zo als dezelve op den 29 November 1790 zyn verkogt. Large folding leaf, 375 x 245 mm, watermarked paper; manuscript in ink on  sides, with the title occupying a small section of the fourth side; the …
MARTYR, Peter (Pietro Martire d'ANGHIERA, 1457-1526), et al.; EDEN, Richard (translator) (c.1520-1576)
The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.
… Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden. Londini : In aedibus Guilhelmi Powell, Anno. 1555. Colophon (one of four known variants): Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Robert Toy … M. D. LV. Quarto (178 x 130 …
HORSBURGH, James (1762-1836); BOTELHO, Bras Joaquim (translator)
Epitome da descripçam de ventos, tempos, vagas, apparencias luminozas, e temperatura do mar, correntes, mares, magnetismo e variaçam da agulga &c.
Macao : Impresso e publicado pelo traducte na Typographia Ciciliana, 1838. Large octavo, full calf (a little scuffed) with gilt lettered title label to spine; printed on letter press, pp [x], 87, with several folding tables and a diagram; includes a list of Macau subscribers, at the head of which is the Governor, Adrião Acácio da Silveira …
SHELLEY, Adolphus E.
Hongkong : published by authority, and printed by John Carr, 8th January 1845. Foolscap folio, two leaves conjoined, old folds as issued; folio 1 printed letterpress recto and verso, folio 2 blank; manuscript address Ship “Hygeia” and inscription Reglement du Port d’Hong-Kong. Housed in a custom folding portfolio with gilt-lettered green morocco title label. Printed authorship …
Pacific Islands. Vol. I. (Western groups). Sailing directions for the south east, north east and north coasts of New Guinea, also for the Louisiade and Solomon Islands, the Bismark Archipelago, and the Caroline and Mariana Islands
London : The Hydrographic Offic, Admiralty by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1908. Fourth edition. Octavo, flushcut orange cloth, lettered in gilt (stained), portion of the front free endpaper removed, the coupons redeemable for supplements intact, pp. xx; 504, three folding charts, very good. Detailed sailing directions for mariners, including details about the local inhabitants. A single …
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 …
CHARPENTIER, Henry (1889-1952)
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 …
WILSON, David M.
London : Little, Brown, 2011. Large quarto, publisher’s grey cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket (front panel a little sunned at top edge), pp 191, ; black-and-white photographic plates throughout; a fine copy.
HURLEY, Frank (1885-1962) (photographer)
South with Endurance : Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 : the photographs of Frank Hurley.
Ringwood, Vic. : Viking, 2001. Large quarto, publisher’s blue cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, pp 320, illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographic plates (some in colour); a fine copy.
SCHILDER, Gunter & KOK, Hans.
Sailing for the east. History & catalogue of manuscript charts on vellum of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) 1602 – 1799
Houten (The Netherlands) : Hes & De Graaf, c. 2010. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 707, extensively illustrated, CD-ROM. A detailed study of the sea routes the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company) took from Europe to Asia, illustrated with maps and charts on vellum, instruments and books from the period.
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 speckled calf, expertly rebacked with new spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, marbled edges, pp [xviii], 299, , …
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 …
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 …
Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘The landing place, Mildura, Melbourne [sic]’; a strong print in fine condition (some mottling in the original negative); on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, …