SMITH, Edward Herbert; [BRUGUIÈRE, Antoine André, Baron de Sorsum, 1773-1823]
[LA PÉROUSE; BOTANY BAY] Poems, original and translated, by E. H. Smith, A. B., Incumbent of Killamarsh. / “Sweet heart-soothing poesie!”
Foolscap folio (189 x 285 mm), full maroon calf (boards worn and scuffed), spine with gilt decoration; front pastedown with armorial bookplate with the motto VIRTUS INCENDIT VIRES and initials FLS below the coat of arms; manuscript in ink in the author’s own hand,  147  pp; the preliminaries comprise a title leaf and 3-page index …
[MANUSCRIPT] Campagne de la Corvette à Voiles l’Alcméne. Commandée par Mr. Coudein, Capitaine de Frégate, à destination des Mers du Sud et Océanie.
An important, unpublished first-hand account of the voyage of the French naval corvette Alcméne in the South Seas, 1848-1852, including extended descriptions of the loss of crew members to cannibalism in New Caledonia in 1850, and of the vessel’s infamous shipwreck at Kaipara on the west coast of New Zealand in 1851, whilst en route from Hobart Town to Tahiti. …
WHITFIELD George (1808-1864)
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 …
[PHILIPPE, DUC D'ORLEANS; LOUIS XV, KING OF FRANCE]
Manuscript letter, single folio sheet, dated 16 February 1716, signed Louis (in the hand of Louis XV’s secretary), countersigned by Louis Phélypeaux, Marquis de La Vrillière, Secretary of State, addressed to Cardin Le Bret, member of the parliament of Provence and nephew of the regent, the Duc d’Orléans, stating that a royal edict has been sent …
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 …
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 …
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 …
MAGRA, James Maria (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. …
LEBRETON, Louis (1818-1866)
[TAHITI] I[le]. Taïti. Le C.A. Dupetit Thouars faisant amener le pavillon taïtien et prenant possession au nom de la France.
[= Tahiti. Rear Admiral Dupetit Thouars raises the Tahitian [Protectorate] flag and takes possession in the name of France]. Paris : Vor. Delarue et Cie. ; London : Anaglyphic Company ; Leipzig : Gebrüder Rocca, 1844. Lithograph with hand colouring, 305 x 483 mm (sheet 408 x 557 mm), signed ‘Louis Lebreton’ in stone lower right; …
LEBRETON, Louis (1818-1866)
[= Harbour and port of Papeete. Arrival at anchorage by Rear Admiral Dupetit Thouars]. Paris : Vor. Delarue et Cie. ; London : Anaglyphic Company ; Leipzig : Gebrüder Rocca, 1844. Lithograph with hand colouring, 305 x 483 mm (sheet 408 x 557 mm); printed title in lower margin, along with identification of the various …
RUDOLPH FALCK; SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO.; PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP CO.; OCCIDENTAL & ORIENTAL STEAMSHIP CO.; OCEANIC STEAMSHIP CO.; UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF NEW ZEALAND LTD.
[Drop title]. Liverpool, U.K. : Rudolph Falck, General European Agent, [c.1900]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (light vertical fold, some mild toning), staple bound, pp 24 (including wrappers), photographic illustrations, deck and cabin plans, tables of fares etc.; a good, clean copy. Very scarce pre-Panama Canal brochure compiled by travel agent Rudolph Falck for prospective passengers from …
OCCIDENTAL & ORIENTAL STEAMSHIP CO.
1896 / 1897. Joint Schedule showing sailing of steamers of the Occidental & Oriental Steamship Co. and the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. between San Francisco and Yokohoma and Hongkong.
(Including calls at Honolulu, Nagasaki, Hiogo (Kobe) and Shanghai). At head of sheet: United States, Japan and China. San Francisco : Occidental & Oriental S.S. Co., 421 Market Street, September 26, 1896. Lithographed broadsheet, 400 x 230 mm, printed recto only; original folds, in fine condition.
[Hong Kong : s.n., c.1920]. Real photo postcard. Gelatin silver print on card stock, 87 x 137 mm, titled in the negative along with sequence number ’42’; verso printed ‘Post Card’ (without publisher’s imprint); not postally used; pin hole at top edge centre, tiny surface blemish towards left edge centre, else fine condition.
WEBSTER, E. H. (Edwin Herbert), 1864-1947; NORMAN, L. (Leslie)
/ compiled by E. H. Webster and L. Norman. Hobart : Printed by J. Walch, 1936. “Issued under the auspices of the Government of Tasmania, the Hobart Marine Board, and the Hobart City Council.” Octavo, publisher’s lettered blue cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (chipped around head and foot of spine and corners, light handling …
TELLER, Thomas (pseud.)
Cover title: Stories about whale catching and the toils and perils of whalers. New Haven, CT : S. Babcock, Chapel Street, . Series: Teller’s Tales, New Series, Number five. Square duodecimo, original illustrated blue wrappers (light foxing and staining, loss of paper along spine), front free-endpaper with two very early child ownership inscriptions; pp 64, …
London : W. Paxton & Co. Ltd. 95 New Oxford Street, [c.1910]. Folio, original illustrated covers with a superb design featuring of a four-funnel ocean liner, probably depicting the Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania, the largest ship afloat at the time (she also held the record for the fastest Transatlantic crossing, in both directions); 7 pages of …