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 …
HOARE, Sophia (Mrs.) (attributed)
Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (106 x 63 mm); no photographer’s imprint; verso inscribed in pencil in two different but contemporary hands ‘Princess Tomatoa (sic)’ and ‘Moe, femme de Tamatoa’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb studio portrait, attributed to the Papeete photographer Madame Hoare, …
M. [Menzies] DICKSON
Early 1870s. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 110 x 165 mm, verso imprinted ‘M. Dickson, 61 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, and with contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Residence Princess Keelikolani’; the albumen print is in good condition, with some mottling in the negative; the mount has an ink stain to top left corner recto, but …
J. WILLIAMS & CO.
Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 165 x 110 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Williams & Co., (Successors to M. Dickson), Photographers, 102 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, the albumen print is in fine condition; the back of the mount has a couple of ink smudges, but is otherwise clean and free from foxing. …
J. WILLIAMS & CO.
Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 165 x 110 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Williams & Co., (Successors to M. Dickson), Photographers, 102 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, and with contemporary inscriptions in both ink and pencil: ‘King Kalakaua’; the albumen print with a couple of light marks bottom right, otherwise in very good …
Bromide print photograph, 85 x 113 mm, verso inscribed in pencil by the unknown photographer ‘N. Carolinen. Männer – Sitztänzer’ (=’Men – sitting dancers’); in fine condition, and with great detail when enlarged. This photograph of young male performers was taken towards the end of the German colonial administration of the Carolines, possibly on Yap or in the Ulithi …
CARON, François (1600-1673)
Amsterdam : Joost Hartgers, 1652. Small quarto, later quarter vellum over marbled papered boards, spine with manuscript title in black ink; title with woodcut vignette of two ships, pp 78; headpiece, historiated initials, side notes; a fine copy. Caron’s rare and highly important contemporary description of Japan was first published in 1648 as part of …
Edited and translated by H. E. L. Priday, accredited correspondent with United Nations forces in New Caledonia. Noumea : Imprimeries Reunies, 1943. Octavo, printed wrappers, portrait frontispiece, pp. 118.
PONCETTON, F.; PORTIER, A.
Paris : Editions Albert Morancé, . Folio portfolio (410 x 310 mm), illustrated papered boards with original ties, pp 12 (introductory text and descriptions of plates) followed by 50 folio-size photographic plates (loose, as issued), 5 in colour; complete and fine. A truly striking set of photographic plates of iconic objects from the Polynesian, Melanesian …
HALL, James Norman (1887-1951)
[BOUNTY; TAHITI] James Norman Hall : typed letter, signed, by the co-author of Mutiny on the Bounty.
Typed letter,  pages, on thin paper, 280 x 215 mm, headed ‘At Sea, about 500 miles from N.Z. Sunday, August 19th, 1934’; with pencil map of ship’s journey through the islands of Tahiti and three lines of handwritten text; a private letter full of vivid, detailed descriptions of Tahiti as if it were being seen …
Rochdale : James Clegg, 1893. Octavo, lettered cloth (lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, frontispiece portrait of the author and his wife, pp. vii; [i]; 167, 5 leaves of plates; pencilled inscriptions to endpaper and preliminary blanks; a good copy. Memoir a voyage to Australia via Cape Town, including sections on Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, …
Quirós, Pedro Fernández de [Queirós, Pedro Fernandes de], 1563-1615
Relation Herrn Petri Fernandes de Quir, Spanischen Hauptmans [et]c. So er König. May. in Spanien [et]c. : Von dem new erfundnem vierten theil der Welt (so bissher in Mappis oder Landtafflen Terra Australis incognita genannt) vnd desselben Länder, Reichtumb vnd Fruchtbarkeit u. vbergeben : In Spanischer Sprach zu Pampelona mit dess Koniglichen Raths erlaubnuss getruckt jetzo aber meniglich zu gutem ins Teutsch gebracht.
Augspurg [i.e. Augsburg] : bey Chrysostomo Dabertzhofer, 1611. Small quarto, recent marbled papered wrappers, all edges blue, pp , 9, , title leaf with woodcut printer’s device, engraved headpiece with Jesuit trigram, historiated initial; a fine copy, housed in a custom blind tooled morocco clam shell box. Rare first German edition of the Memorial octavo …
Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal (1571-after 1644)
A don Ivan Andres Hurtado de Mendoça su hijo, marques de Cañete, Señor de las Villas de Argete y su partido, Montero mayor del Rey nuestro señor, Guarda mayor de la ciudad de Cuenca, etta / por el doctor Christoval Suarez de Figueroa. En Madrid : en la Imprenta Real, Año 1616. Second issue of …
KIPPIS, Andrew (1725-1795)
Sydenham, Kent, 17 June 1776. Entire letter, manuscript in ink on single folio sheet of wove paper watermarked G.R., 360 x 230 mm, written on 1 1/4 sides, addressed to ‘The Rev. Mr. Parry, at Cirencester, Gloucestershire’, signed at the foot ‘Your most affectionate Brother and obliged Servant, And. Kippis’; remnants of wax seal; original …
Coxe, William (1748-1828)
To which are added, the conquest of Siberia, and the history of the transactions and commerce between Russia and China. London : J. Nichols, 1780. First edition. Quarto, full polished calf (a couple of scuffs to the boards), spine extensively decorated in gilt, contrasting morocco title label, expertly rebacked, folding frontispiece map of the Russian …
ZIMMERMANN, Johann Heinrich, 1741-1805
où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes. Berne : Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1782. Octavo, recent half calf over marbled boards with contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, later endpapers, pp. …