Arctic

  • # 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, …

  • # 21817

    Stories of foreign countries

    Boston : Crosby and Nichols, 1864. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered green cloth (a little worn), lacking the front free endpaper, pp. 128, woodcut illustrations. Chapters on Malta, Albania, Iceland, Japan, Borneo, Esquimaux, Persia, Siam, Hindoostan, Russia, Turkey, Chili etc.

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 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 …

  • # 18994

    FRANKLIN, John

    Narrative of a journey to the shores of the polar sea, in the years 1819 – 20 – 21 – 22.

    London : John Murray, 1824. Second edition. Two volumes, octavo, full calf, gilt-lettered to spine, lightly scuffed, expertly rebacked, bookplates to endpapers, pp. xix; 370; 399; four large folding charts, overall a very good copy. A classic account of arctic exploration by the future Governor of Tasmania.

  • # 19037

    RASMUSSEN, Knud (1879 - 1933)

    The bear in the ice hole

    Copenhagen : The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1962. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. A short story by Rasmussen, the great Danish explorer of the Thule expeditions. Also includes the essay Greenland and her people by P. H. Lundsteen, the governor responsible for modernising Greenland.

  • # 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 …