Voyages & Exploration

  • # 42655

    British ornithologists' union expedition, 1909-1911 ; OGILVIE-GRANT, W. R.

    Reports on the collections made by the British Ornithologists’ Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-13.

    London : Francis Edwards, 1916. Limited edition of 150 copies (no. 27), printed on large paper. Two volumes, large quarto, finely bound in half crushed blue morocco over cloth, edges and corners slightly rubbed, spines in compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, small book label for Rollo Hammett …

  • # 42697

    KELL, Julius

    Reise nach der Verbrecher-Colonie Neu-Südwales

    [=Voyage to the penal colony of New South Wales]. Series: Neueren Entdeckungsreisen Nach grösseren Reisewerken für die Jugend; Band 3. Leipzig : Julius Meissner, 1848. Small octavo, contemporary half blue morocco over marbled papered boards, 240 pp, illustrated with [4] steel-engraved plates, scattered foxing and browning (particularly to the plates), a small faint damp stain …

  • # 42831

    HETHERINGTON, Michelle

    Exploration & Endeavour : the Royal Society of London and the South Seas

    Canberra : National Museum of Australia Press, 2010. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 63, illustrated. “Exploration and Endeavour commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The exhibition brings together unique treasures associated with voyages of scientific discovery to the South Seas in the late eighteenth and early …

  • # 42845

    CLEEMPOLE, Koenraad van

    Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

    [Edited by] Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann et alia. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum, 2005. Quarto, buckram in illustrated dustjacket, slipcase, pp. ix, 339, illustrations and maps. An outstanding study on astrolabes. ‘The astrolabe is one of the most intriguing of all early …

  • # 42703

    PERON, M[onsieur] F[rancois] (1775 - 1810)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, performed by order of the Emperor Napoleon, during the years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804.

    Prepared for the Press by M. F. Peron, one of the naturalists appointed for the expedition, member of the National Institute, &c. &c. and published in consequence of an Imperial Decree. Translated from the French. London : Richard Phillips, 1809. Octavo, later half-calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), pp. viii, 9 -314, [2], folding frontispiece …

  • # 42674

    RIBELLE, Charles de.

    Voyages a travers le monde et l’industrie des nations (coloured version)

    Paris: Amable Rigaud, c. 1863. Folio, plum cloth with fine morocco spine gilt-decorated in compartments, all edges gilt, 292pp., scattered foxing, silk endpapers (marked), 16 coloured lithographed plates. The last section concerns Oceania and Australia. The chapters in the section on the Americas include sugar cane, cotton, Mexico, California, Panama, Araucania, the Guyanas, Brasil, Peru, …

  • # 42680

    RENARD, Julien

    Major Collections of Antarctica. Australian Explorations and General Australiana; Australian Fine Art Reference, Illustrated Books and Literature including Children’s Books. Catalogue compiled by Julien G. R. Renard. Volume I: Antarctica

    Melbourne : Gaston Renard, 1994. First Edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (a slight wave), pp. x; 244; illustrations, 1744 lots described. A landmark sale of Antarctic material and a valuable bibliography. Includes prices realised.

  • # 42672

    SMALL, Rev. A.J. & DEANE, Rev. W. (editors)

    [FIJI] Ai Tukutuku Vakalotu

    Suva : [Methodist Mission Press], 1912. Twelve bound issues: nos. 73-84, January – December, 1912. Small quarto, contemporary cloth backed marbled papered card (rubbed), front hinge weakened, pastedowns marked, pp 1-144, all issues complete, each featuring a pictorial masthead and head- and tailpieces with traditional designs; flecking to top and fore-edges, otherwise very clean. Text …

  • # 42827

    MACKAY, David

    In the wake of Cook : exploration, science, & empire, 1780-1801

    London : Croom Helm, 1985. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 216, maps, a very good copy. From the collection of noted art academic Leigh Astbury, signed by him on the endpaper.

  • # 42856


    Mission to Western Australia, commonly called the Swan River settlement.

    [London : s.n., 1835]. Quarto (250 x 200 mm), [3] pp; printed on letterpress; fourth side docketed ‘Mission to Western Australia’, and with Webster Collection stamp with number 2621 in ms.; original vertical and horizontal folds, some toning, else very well preserved. The foundation document for the Western Australian Missionary Society, recording the resolution for …

  • # 42861


    Western Australian Mission (Swan River Settlement).

    [London : s.n., 1840]. 1 page, octavo (195 x 125 mm), lithographically printed, with two fully contemporary ms. corrections in ink; verso with Webster Collection stamp with number 2628 in ms.; original vertical and horizontal folds; very well preserved. An apparently unrecorded circular – presumably disseminated among the members of the Western Australian Missionary Society …

  • # 42863


    State of the Church in Western Australia.

    [London : s.n., 1840 or 1841]. 2 pp., quarto (230 x 185 mm); printed on letterpress, with numerous annotations in ink; verso with Webster Collection stamp with number 3897 in ms.; faint original folds, very well preserved. An apparently unrecorded single-leaf circular, which it seems reasonable to attribute to the Western Australian Missionary Society in …

  • # 42802

    SMITH, Bernard and WHEELER, Alwyne (eds.)

    The art of the First Fleet & other early Australian drawings

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1988. Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 256, illustrated. A significant survey of Australia’s earliest colonial art, including ethnographical studies, natural history drawings, early views of Sydney and New South Wales as well as early maps.  

  • # 42786

    ADAMS, Julie et al.

    Reimagining Captain Cook : Pacific perspectives

    London, United Kingdom : British Museum Press, 2019. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. Authors : Julie Adams, Lissan Bolton, Theano Guillaume-Jaillet, Mary McMahon, Gaye Sculthorpe. New copy. On the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s extraordinary voyages of exploration, this publication reflects on and charts the enduring legacies of his encounters with Pacific peoples. …

  • # 42270

    PRATTEN, H. E.

    Asiatic impressions

    A collection of articles by H. E. Pratten. Sydney : Fergusson, 1908. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by Harry Weston, small chips to head and foot of spine, previous owner’s name to title page, pp. 95, occasional underlining in blue pencil, photographically illustrated plates. The author’s descriptions of The Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, China, India, …

  • # 41556


    [GEOGRAPHY] Lärobok i den physiska och politiska äldre och nyare geographien.

    [Parts (I)-II]. Uppsala : Palmblad & c., 1826-27. Duodecimo (170 x 120 mm), contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed), spine with embossed decoration, gilt rule and contrasting title-piece lettered in gilt (somewhat faded); pp. 129,1-118,118b-118e, [2 blanka] + [2],119-464; text in Swedish; the title-page of the first part has some minor staining, …