PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)
with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, contemporary …
NOTT, Henry; HOWE, William; JOSEPH, Thomas (translators)
[BIBLE. TAHITIAN] Te Bibilia moa ra, oia te oia te Faufaa Tahito e te Faufaa Api ra : iritihia ei parau Tahiti. E ua faa au maite hia i na parau tumu ra, e ua hope hoi i te faa titiaifaro hia.
Lonedona : Neia e William Watts, na te Taieti Bibilia i Beritani e te mau penua ‘toa i faa tupu hia i Lonedona ra i te Matahiti 1804, 1847. [London : William Watts, for The British and Foreign Bible Society, 1847]. Thick octavo (217 x 135 mm), contemporary panelled calf by Watkins (rebacked preserving original spine …
ROYAL PRINCESS'S THEATRE, EDINBURGH; [BYRON, Henry J.]
Royal Princess’s Theatre, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh. Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday! Or Harlequin King Hoop-de-Dooden-Doo & the Savages of the Desolate Island.
The Overture and Music Composed, Selected, and Arranged by Mr R. B. Stewart. The whole produced under the entire direction of Mr J. W. Kimber, and Personal Supervision of Mr W. Paterson … … Edinburgh : [s.n.], 1864 [5 – 30 January]. Playbill, 760 x 255 mm; lithograph printed recto only, with an illustration by …
BAGLIONE, Gabrielle et al.
[Paris] : MKF Editions, . Quarto, pictorial laminated boards, pp. 392, illustrated. New copy. Text by Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière ; translated from French into English by Jean Fornasiero & John West-Sooby. On 19 October 1800, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur set sail on a voyage of discovery to the Southern Lands led by Nicolas Baudin. He soon demonstrated …
DAMPIER, William (1652-1715)
[DAMPIER]. Nouveau voyage autour du monde ; ou l’on decrit en particulier l’isthme de l’Amerique … plusieurs cotes & isles des Indes Occidentales, les isles du Cap Verd, le passage par la Terre del Fuego, les Cotes Meridionales du Chili, du Perou, & du Mexique, l’Isle de Guam, Mindanao, & des autres Philippines, les Isles Orientales qui sont pres de Cambodie, de la Chine, Formosa, Lucon, Celebes, &c. la Nouvelle Hollande,
les Isles de Sumatra, de Nicobar, de Saint Helene, & le Cap de Bonne-Esperance. Ou l’on traite des differens terroirs de tous ces pays, de leurs ports, des plantes, des fruits, & des animaux qu’on y trouve : de leurs habitans, de leurs coutumes, de leur religion, de leur gouvernement, de leur negoce, &c. Rouen : …
BORGET, Auguste (1808-1877)
Moulins [France] : P.A. Desrosiers Imprimeur Editeur, . Oblong quarto, original illustrated full vellum (some marking and staining), pp ,  leaves of lithographic plates in two tints; occasional very mild foxing, otherwise a clean, firmly bound and desirable copy of this seldom seen work. Not in Sabin; Forbes, 1766. ‘This is a very rare …
DUFTY, Walter Frederick (1854-1919)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm (mount); verso with wet stamp of ‘W. Dufty & Cie., Photographes, Noumea, N. C.’; the print is a little pale but is in good condition, as is the mount. Walter Dufty, one of four English-born brothers who were pioneers of photography in the islands …
HENRICY, Casimir (1814-1900)
Paris : Charles Noblet, . Oblong quarto, red patterned cloth with embossed and gilt pictorial design, spine with gilt lettering (rebacked), all edges gilt, pp 1-8 [text] and 25 leaves with engravings by de Laplante from drawings by Paris; scattered foxing. The circumnavigation by Admiral Paris in the Artémis took place between 1837 and 1840. …
DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)
Paris : Gide, 1841. Folio (535 x 335 mm), contemporary quarter-calf over blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (light rubbing), marbled endpapers, half-title, title page, 68 lithographed plates (14 with original hand colour, some others with tint blocks, occasional light foxing but remarkably clean), large engraved folding map of the world (a little miscreased), 3 …
WHITEHEAD, P. J. P.
Forty drawings of fishes made by the artists who accompanied Captain James Cook on his three voyages to the Pacific, 1768-71, 1772-75, 1776-80; some being used by authors in the description of new species
London : Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), 1968. Folio, gilt-lettered cloth, dustjacket (slightly toned), ribbon marker, pp. xxxii; 40 colour plates with accompanying text, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 750 copies.
A Communard in exile : a small archive of unpublished poems and songs in manuscript, together with rare locally-printed ephemera. Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, 1875-1878.
French journalist and former soldier Alphonse Pélissier was condemned to death for his involvement in the Paris Commune of March-May, 1871. His sentence was commuted to deportation to the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, where he arrived in November, 1872. During his political exile this unrepentant Communard collaborated as an editor on several issues …
VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)
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 …
GUIDO CRAVERI (HARMERS AUCTIONS SA)
Lugano : Guido Craveri (Harmers Auctions SA), 1994. Small quarto (270 x 190 mm), navy leather over boards lettered in gilt,  pp + advertisements, fully describing 35 lots, all illustrated in colour; a fine example. Scarce philatelic auction catalogue produced for the landmark Craveri “Hawaiian Missionaries” sale, held in Lugano, 4 June 1994. This …
RICHARD, Jérôme; [Babié de Bercenay, François, 1761-ca. 1830, editor]
Voyages chez les peuples sauvages, ou l’homme de la nature : histoire des peuples sauvages des deux continens et des naturels des isles de la mer du Sud.
Paris : Laurens aîné, 1808. Second edition. Three volumes, octavo, contemporary calf-backed papered boards (rubbed), spines with contrasting leather labels lettered and numbered in gilt, hinges a little weakened, pp xxxi, 464; 566; 480; illustrated with engraved plates; second volume with mild water stain at centre margin of first few leaves (not affecting legibility of …
[LESSEPS, Jean-Baptiste Barthélemy de]
avec une préface par Ferdinand de Lesseps. Paris : Maurice Dreyfous, [c.1860]. Octavo, pictorial gilt red cloth boards, all edges gilt, 248 pp, illustrated with 11 engravings; occasional mild foxing, a very good copy. Scarce. Jean-Baptiste Barthélemy de Lesseps (1766-1834) was an officer on the Astrolabe, one of the two ships in the ill-fated scientific …
London : S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd, [circa 1890]. First edition, “twenty-eighth thousand”. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked grey-green cloth over boards with pictorial device to front, spine with black lettering and device, early gift inscription and ownership signature in pencil to pastedown and front free-endpaper, 160 pp, with numerous wood-engraved illustrations and figures, many full-page; …