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, …
Containing account of the great distress suffered by himself and his companions on the coasts of Patagonia; from the year 1740, till their arrival in England, 1746, with a description of St. Jago de Chili, and the manners and customs of the inhabitants : also a relation of the loss of the wager, Man of …
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 …
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 …
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 preserving original spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, edges rubbed, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, …
LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup (1741–1788)
Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde, publié conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau.
Paris : de l’Imprimerie de la République, 1797. Four volumes quarto, (315 mm tall) and atlas volume (605 mm tall, 450 mm wide); the five volumes bound in matching contemporary half-crushed morocco, spines lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards, a fine period binding; with full wide margins, vol. I with half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait …
DAM, Meyndert van; STICHTER, Cornelis
d’Erven Stichters Comptoir Almanach, Voor ‘t Jaar 1800. Voorzien van eene aanwyzing der Jaar-, Paarden-, Beesten- en Leermarkten, welke in de Bataafsche Republiek gehouden worden, als mede de Vacantien, het Varen der Trekschuyten en Beurtschepen, het vertrek der Posten en Postwagens. Nevens de maans op- en ondergang. Te Amsterdam : by de erfgen. van de Wed. C. Stichter, …
HAMELIN, Emmanuel, Amiral (1768-1839)
[BAUDIN EXPEDITION] Autograph testimonial signed by Hamelin, commander of Le Naturaliste, written for one of his junior officers.
Manuscript in ink on bluish laid paper, 195 x 160 mm; place and revolutionary date of ‘Paris 1er thermidor an 11’ [20 July 1803], signed ‘Capitaine de frégate Commdt. Eel. Hamelin’; wet stamp of the Collection Deséglise; some foxing. Provenance: Collection Deséglise, France (late 19th – early 20th century), housed in the original Deséglise manila folder with manuscript …
STOKES, John Lort (1811-1885)
Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, also, a narrative of Captain Owen Stanley’s visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea.
London : T. and W. Boone, 1846. Two volumes, thick octavo, original blind blocked green cloth boards, spines (a little faded) with gilt lettering and gilt kangaroo and emu vignettes; hinges expertly strengthened; pp xv, 521 ; x, 543; with 8 folding engraved maps (6 in endpockets) and 26 plates (15 engraved, 11 lithographed) depicting …
[FRANZEN, Claus, 1857-1947]
An important archive of photographs taken on the first voyage of the German Imperial Navy warship SMS Bismarck, 1879-1880, documenting the ship’s visits to Patagonia, Tahiti, Rarotonga, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Sydney, Peru and the Falkland Islands. Provenance: From the Estate of Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), the “Iron Chancellor”. Folio portfolio, 450 x 360 mm, contemporary full crushed …
BODMAN, Anders Gustaf (Gösta), 1875-1960
The Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1904 : expedition meteorologist and hydrographer Gösta Bodman’s unpublished manuscript account in the form of an archive of his private letters and Antarctic journal; with original photographs taken on Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.
Sammelband of manuscript material housed in a modern album, quarto (295 x 245 mm), cloth-backed marbled papered boards, containing  pages of Bodman’s manuscript letters and commentary, much of it written on Svenska Sydpolsexpeditionen stationery, the individual items archivally mounted on stubs; compiler’s title leaf in typescript Den Svenska Sydpolarexpeditionen 1901 – 1904, skildrad i privatbrev …
AUSTRALIA. NAVY OFFICE.
Cover: ‘Revised 1935’. [Melbourne : H.J. Green, Govt. printer, 1935]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (some paper adhesions to lower wrapper), staple bound, pp 36, b/w photographic illustrations; centre pages loosened from staples, else internally sound and clean. This later edition appears unrecorded in Australian collections
THOMPSON, Margaret Jefferds
Boston : Published for the Museum by Charles E. Lauriat Co., 1937. Series: Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine. Publication No. 1. Limited edition of 121 copies printed on Utopian deckle-edge white laid paper. Octavo, cloth covered boards lettered in gilt, in original linen jacket with gilt lettered spine (sunned), top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers, profusely …
CUSHING, C.; EVARTS, W.M; WAITE, M.R., et al.
[CSS SHENANDOAH] Two parliamentary papers concerning the British involvement in the American Civil War
Two contemporary official documents relating to Britain’s support of the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861-1865), and accounts of the actions of British built warships, including the Confederate raider Shenandoah and its controversial stopover in Melbourne. (1) North America. No. 12 (1872). Argument of the United States delivered to the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva, …
[BROADSIDE] Superior travelling between Ulverston, Lancaster, and Liverpool. The Public are respectfully informed that the Steam Packet Bridgewater will continue to sail regularly between the above places twice every week … …
Ulverston, U.K. : W.R. Knipe, Printer, Market Street, July 24 1826. Broadside, 340 x 205 mm, letterpress-printed recto only on laid paper with Britannia watermark; light horizontal fold, else fine. An apparently unrecorded late Georgian era maritime broadside – and an interesting piece of Lancashire and Cumbria social history.
[SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] Group of concert programmes printed on board Hospital Ship “Nubia”, 1902-03.
[At sea] : HMHS “Nubia”, April 1902 – July 1903. Eleven shipboard programmes, nine of which are in uniform format, being roneo-printed on both sides of a single foolscap sheet that is folded once to form  sides, 205 x 165 mm; one printed on both sides of a half foolscap sheet (i.e. with only 2 …