• # 36977

    HAWKESWORTH, John (1715-1773); COOK, James (1728-1779); KING, James

    The three voyages of Captain James Cook

    1. 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 …

  • # 40550

    [BANKS]. TROIL, Uno von, Archbishop of Uppsala (1746-1803)

    [JOSEPH BANKS] Letters on Iceland. (First English edition)

    Containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history; antiquities, volcanos, basaltes, hot springs; customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c. Made, during a voyage undertaken in the year 1772, by Joseph Banks, Esq. P.R.S. assisted by Dr. Solander, F.R.S. Dr. J. Lind, F.R.S. Dr. Uno von Troil, and several other literary and …

  • # 40477

    [COOK, James, 1728-1779].

    An abridgement of Captain Cook’s first and second voyages.

    The first performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 ; the second in 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. For making discoveries in the northern hemisphere, by order of his majesty. Extracted from the quarto edition, in five volumes. Containing a relation of all the interesting transactions; including an abridgement of Captain Furneaux’s narrative of …

  • # 29235

    KRUSENSTERN, Adam Johann von (Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern) (1770-1846)

    A voyage round the world, in the years 1803, 4, 5, & 6; performed, by order of His Imperial Majesty Alexander the First, on board the ships Nadeshda and Neva, under the command of Captain A. J. von Krusenstern, of the Imperial Navy. 

    In two volumes. Translated from the original German by Richard Belgrave Hoppner, Esq. London : Printed by C. Roworth [Volume II Printed by T. Davison], for John Murray, Bookseller to the Admiralty and the Board of Longitude, 1813. First edition in English. Two volumes in one, quarto, later half calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed), …

  • # 35361

    HADDON, Alfred C. (1855-1940)

    Evolution in art, as illustrated by the life histories of designs

    London : Walter Scott, Ltd., 1895. The Contemporary Science Series, edited by Havelock Ellis. First edition. Octavo (185 mm), publisher’s blind-blocked maroon cloth over boards lettered in gilt (lightly rubbed), spine titled in gilt (softened at the ends and with a couple of small marks); pp [4 publisher’s ads.], xviii, [2], 364, [14 ads.]; illustrated …

  • # 30173

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world;

    in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …

  • # 33051

    HENRY, R. J., Captain

    On board the yacht “Maraquita”, photographed by Captain Henry at sea, on her outward bound voyage to Iceland, November 1858.

    [British, November 1858]. Stereoscopic photograph, each individual image 71 x 64 mm (arched format), on original card mount 110 x 170 mm (trimmed at the lower margin and so lacking the printed caption), verso with fully contemporary caption in pencil ‘On Board the Yacht – Maraquita’ (same wording as the original printed caption); the prints are …

  • # 25210

    STANFORD, Edward

    Stanford’s map of the Siberian Railway : the great land route to China and Korea.

    London : Edward Stanford, August 1917. Lithographed map, printed in colour, 760 x 1040 mm, dissected and laid on linen, publisher’s cloth folder with title label (edges a little worn), printed advertisements, a fine copy. An expansive map published during the midst of the Russian Revolution, while under authority of the Provisional Government, covering the …

  • # 22555

    Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)

    Histoire générale des voyages,

    ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …

  • # 19566

    CRAWFORD, Marian (1955 - ); DURRÉ, Caroline

    The want of objects

    [Melbourne : the artists], 2017. Artist’s book (240 x 210mm). Quarto, printed wrappers, pp. [24], printed letterpress and relief. Published by the artists in an edition of 8 signed and numbered copies. “When regular patterns interact, unexpected symmetries are generated. Following the methodical and mathematical rotation of a striped pattern through ninety degrees from vertical to …

  • # 18234

    Peyrère, Isaac de la (1596-1676)

    [MANUSCRIPT; ARCTIC] Extrait d’une Relation de Groenland addressée à M. de la Mothe le Vayer.

    [Drop title]. [No date, but circa 1800]. Unbound manuscript in ink on laid paper, 225 x 165 mm, 3 1/4 pages; initialled ‘D’ at the foot; in very good condition, clean and legible. This manuscript is an extract from a work entitled Une Relation du Groenland (1647), written by Isaac de La Peyrère (1596-1676) while he was …