[NEW ZEALAND] Sketches made by a passenger on board the ship Cape Finisterre, London to Lyttleton, 1878-79
The emigrant ship Cape Finisterre sailed from London in December 1878, and arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand, on 31 March 1879. One of the passengers on board was James J. Ledger, whose hand-illustrated manuscript journal In Search of a Home at the Antipodes documents his voyage experience. Ledger’s important journal is now held in the collection of the …
OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Oceanic Steamship Company. Passenger list of S.S. Mariposa, for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney. Sailing from San Francisco September 24th, 1888.
[San Francisco] : Oceanic Steamship Company, 1888. Folding card (starting to split along spine, mild marginal staining to front), duodecimo, 155 x 113 mm, lithographed vignette of the SS Mariposa to front, inner pages with lists of passengers for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney (a few annotations in pencil made by the original owner).
[Geographical descriptions I. Australia and the Polar regions]. Helsinki : Valistus, 1926. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 191 pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Text in Finnish. Physical geography and ethnology of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Antarctica. A single copy is recorded in …
APPEL, Joseph H. / APPEL, Venie Wood
From New York, through the South Seas and around Africa. January 19 to May 13, 1937. 27,335 miles on the Stella Polaris. 3,206 miles on the Conte di Savoia. Self-published : n.d. [c 1940]. A presentation copy inscribed by the authors on the title. Quarto, green wrappers (torn lower edge, paste-down title label removed), 148 …
San Francisco : Oceanic Steamship Company, [c.1900]. Folding leaflet, narrow octavo, 170 x 90 mm, illustrated wrappers (upper wrapper with wet stamp of travel agent Hugh B. Rice, Los Angeles; tiny loss at top corner),  pp, photographic illustrations, colour map; a couple of internal tape repairs (no loss of text), else a good copy. …
[London : Orient Line, 1895]. Quarto sheet, 270 x 205 mm, printed on both sides in sepia and blue, manuscript entries recording payment of £128 by the Hon. F.S. O’Grady [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] and Hon. Mrs. O’Grady, for First Saloon passage on RMS Cuzco, departing London 6 September 1895, for Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, being a …
[CROZET, Julien Marie, 1728-1780; SURVILLE, Jean-François-Marie de, 1717-1770] ROCHON, Alexis Marie, editor.
Nouveau voyage a la Mer du Sud : commencé sous les ordres de M. Marion … On a joint à cet voyage un Extrait de celui de M. de Surville dans les mêmes Parages.
The first French voyages to Australia and New Zealand. Paris : Barrois l’aîné, 1783. Octavo, quarter calf with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title label over papered boards, expertly rebacked; pp viii, 291, with 7 engraved plates, including folding map; the plates with occasional pale foxing; a very good copy, finely bound. Marc-Joseph Marion du …
WALLIS, John (Junior); WALLIS, John (Senior)
Wallis’s New Dissected Map of [the] World. Engraved from the latest authorities for the use of young students in Geography. Published by John Wallis Jun., 188 Strand. S. J. Wallis Sr., Warwick Sq.
The only known example of the earliest dissected puzzle map to show the three voyages of Captain Cook. [Title from lid]. London : John Wallis Senior, 1787; reissued by John Wallis Junior, 1806-1808. Engraved map of the world with the imprint ‘Published as the Act directs, Jany. 1st 1787 by Proprietor J. Wallis at his Map Warehouse, Ludgate …
ZIMMERMANN, Heinrich, 1741-1805
[COOK] Puteshestvie okolo sveta Kapitana Kuka i zhizni ego. Novoe izdanie s pribavleniem podrobnago opisaniia ostrova Otaiti, obozreniia vsekh voobshche Amerikanskikh oblastei, i samykh novykh izvestii ob ostrovakh mezhdu Kamchatkoiu i Materikom Ameriki, i o nravakh, obriadakh, zhilishchakh i promyslakh obitaiushchikh tam narodov.
The first and only illustrated edition of Zimmermann’s account of Cook’s third voyage, containing the first Russian printed portrait of Cook. St. Petersburg : P.[etr] B.[ogdanovic], 1793. Fourth Russian edition. Octavo, contemporary full calf (rebacked, somewhat worn; binding recased, new endpapers), frontispiece copper engraved portrait of Cook (repaired tear), pp 189, 191- 412, ; internally clean and …
GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques, 1757-1810
Encyclopédie des voyages, contenant l’abrégé historique des moeurs, usages, habitudes domestiques, religions, habitudes domestiques, religions, fêtes, supplices, funérailles, sciences, arts, et commerce de tous les peuples : er la collection complette de leurs habillemens civils, militaires, religieux et dignitaires, dessinés d’après nature, gravés avec soin et coloriés à l’aquarelle.
Rare set of Grasset de Saint-Sauveur’s ethnographic encyclopaedia, containing additional plates and in a fine binding. [Paris] : Deroy, 1796. First edition. Quarto, five volumes bound in four, early nineteenth century full vellum with central arabesque lozenges tooled in blind, manuscript titles to spines, green silk ribbons, four engraved frontispieces and 434 plates, all with fine original …
VANCOUVER, George, 1757-1798; SPARRMAN, Anders, 1748-1820
En upptäckts-resa till Norra Stilla Hafvet, och kring jordklotet : att på Kongl. Engelsk befallning och omkostnad i synnerhet forska efter något segelbart sammanhang imellan Norra Stilla och Norra Atlantiske Hafven förrättad åhren 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, under commando af Capitain George Vancouver. Ifrån engelskan i sammandrag utgifven af Anders Sparrman.
Scarce Swedish edition of Vancouver’s voyage account, being Anders Sparrman’s abridgement of Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world (1798). Stockholm : Anders Zetterberg, 1800. Two parts in one volume, small octavo, contemporary half calf over speckled papered boards, spine ruled in gilt with title labels (one partially erased); speckled edges; pp [vi], …
FITZROY, Robert, 1805-1865; DARWIN, Charles, 1809-1882; KING, Philip Parker, 1793-1856
[FITZROY’S COPY] Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty’s ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle’s circumnavigation of the globe.
Commander of the Beagle Captain Robert FitzRoy’s own copy of the first edition of Darwin’s first published book, one of the cornerstones of modern biological science, as well as one of the great travel narratives of the modern age. A complete set bound, as was the fashion, into library calf bindings, with an outstanding provenance directly …
[MANUSCRIPT] Campagne de la Corvette à Voiles l’Alcméne. Commandée par Mr. Coudein, Capitaine de Frégate, à destination des Mers du Sud et Océanie.
An important, unpublished first-hand account of the voyage of the French naval corvette Alcméne in the South Seas, 1848-1852, including extended descriptions of the loss of crew members to cannibalism in New Caledonia in 1850, and of the vessel’s infamous shipwreck at Kaipara on the west coast of New Zealand in 1851, whilst en route from Hobart Town to Tahiti. …
RIEMER, Gustav Adolph, 1842-1899
Tagebuchs-Auszug betreffend die Reise S.M.S. “Hertha” nach Ost-Asien und den Sudsee-Inseln, 1874-1877.
A great photographic rarity, Gustav Riemer’s self-published album of original photographs from the voyage of the SMS Hertha to the Far East, the Pacific and Australia includes many important ethnographic images, among them a series of portraits of Aboriginal groups taken at King George Sound, Western Australia in 1877. Teplitz : G. Riemer, 1878. Folio, original embossed …
BRENCHLEY, Julius Lucius, 1816-1873
Naturalist Julius Brenchley’s account of one of the most significant scientific expeditions to the Western Pacific of the nineteenth century. London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. Octavo, gilt-illustrated green cloth (rebacked, a little edge worn), endpapers replaced, folding chromolithograph frontispiece; pp xxviii, 487; colour map; 8 full page wood engravings; 36 text vignettes; chromolithographs; 50 …
O'GRADY, Frederick Standish, 6th Viscount Guillamore (1847-1927)
[NEW ZEALAND] Commonplace album of Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1860s – circa 1900.
A fascinating treasure trove that constitutes a time capsule of four decades – one of them spent in New Zealand – in the life of an Irish aristocrat of the late nineteenth century. Nineteenth century commonplace album. Folio, original marbled papered boards (heavily worn, lacking most of the leather backstrip), containing 160 pages completely filled with original manuscript material, ink …
MANLEY, Admiral Isaac (1755 - 1837)
A set of books from the library of Admiral Isaac Manley, the last surviving crew member on Captain Cook’s Endeavour voyage
Paris and the Parisians, in 1835. London : Richard Bentley, 1836. Two volumes, octavo, publisher’s cloth (spines defective), pp. xv; 418; vii; 412; Manley’s armorial bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1 (bearing the family motto Manus hæc inimica tyrannis – This hand is hostile to tyrants), each volume signed on the title page ‘Admiral Manley’. Born in London …
STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)
beschreven door Martinus Stuart ; afgebeeld door Jaques Kuyper. Volume I : Te Amsterdam : bij Johannes Allart, 1802; volumes II – VI : Te Z. Boemel [Zaltbommel, Netherlands] : bij J. Noman, 1818. Six volumes, octavo, original yellow papered boards, spines with wear and loss, a mixed set, the first volume from the first issue and the …
WHARTON, Captain W. J. L.
Captain Cook’s journal during his first voyage round the world made in H. M. Bark “Endeavour” 1768 – 71.
A literal transcription of the original MSS. With notes and introduction. Illustrated by maps and facsimiles. London : Elliot Stock, 1893. Large octavo, publisher’s green cloth (a little marked), pp. lvi; 400; maps and plates, including three large folding charts in rear endpocket. An important publication, for the first time presenting Cook’s Endeavour journal in …
McCOOK, Winifred (1923-2015)
[Highlands Region, Papua New Guinea, c.1965]. Black and white photograph on glossy paper, 75 x 105 mm; verso inscribed in Tok Pisin by one of the boys in the portrait, for the photographer, Australian anthropogist and lawyer Winifred McCook: ‘Mi laikim sampela pato bilong papa na mama na susa brata bilom yu tu. Mi gat lupela …
Melbourne : F. W. Ceshire, 1944. Octavo, lettered cloth in dustjacket (a couple of small archival tape repairs), pp. 108, photographic plates.
HAWAII. POSTAL ADMINISTRATION.
The Postal Administration of Hawaii sends the Compliments of the Season. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, 1884-5.
San Francisco : Schmidt, Label & Lith. Co., . Lithographed greeting card, 113 x 158 mm, illustrated with vignette views of the Royal Palace, Honolulu, and Hawaiian coastal scenes; recto addressed in manuscript ‘Bishop & Co.’; verso inscribed ‘Compliments of Registry Clerk’; corners a little soft, else fine. A very early and scarce Hawaiian official greeting …
[article in] La Science pour tous : journal illustré paraissant tous les jeudis. 8e Année – No 2. 18 décembre 1862. Quarto, disbound, [pp 17-24, double columns], illustrated. A single issue of this weekly journal which contains a review (single column) by the French writer Richard Cortambert of the recently published book of narratives of …
JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard
Volume one : the voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (1986 reprint). Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two : the voyage of …
[Paris] : [Chez Denis Thierry], [c. 1683]. Octavo leaf (209 x 131 mm) from Mallet’s Description de l’Univers, the text verso in French with two brief entries titled De la Terre de Quir and De la nouvelle Zealand. Pre-Cook map showing Portuguese and Dutch discoveries of Quiros, Mendana and Tasman, the Solomons connected to New Zealand via the …
Hauser-Schäublin, Brigitta & Krüger, Gundolf (eds.)
[= Gaben und Schätze aus der Südsee : Die Göttinger Sammlung Cook/Forster]. Munich ; New York : Prestel, 1998. Quarto, blue cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, pp 351; illustrations in colour and b/w, maps, bibliography; text in English and German; a fine copy.
Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization
[Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a “primitive” society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery …
GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)
[Papeete?] : L. Gauthier, [c.1910]. Oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers with photographic onlay to front, original silk ties, pp [2 text],  leaves of plates with 31 photographs by Lucien Gauthier, and Art Nouveau-style colour illustrations by Ed. Rocher; a very good copy of a stunningly designed publication.
BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]
Entire letter, single sheet folding to form  sides, quarto, closely written manuscript in ink on 3 sides, headed ‘Auckland, New Zealand, 8th February 1853’, addressed to ‘Alexander Gibbs Esqr., New Bedford’; signed at the foot ‘Your faithful obedt. servants, Bain & Burtt’; outer side with address panel, endorsed ‘via New York’, with ‘LONDON / …
: illustrated with objects from public and private collections in Tasmania. Nubeena, Tasmania : Just Pacific, 2014. Quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, 212 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, a mint copy. A superb new publication, limited to 550 copies, which greatly expands upon the textual and illustrated content in Ewins’ important and long …
Suva : Fiji Tourist Bureau, c. 1949. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light central crease), pp. , illustrated. A wonderful vintage tourist’s guide to Fiji with many illustrations.
A traveller’s diary to Paradise Isles. The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.
Honolulu : The Direct Way Service, 1926. Third edition. Oblong duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, previous owner’s label inside front wrapper, a very good copy. Charming art deco designed tourist brochure for Hawaii with numerous photographs and advertisements.
BRAGG, Paul C.
[Cover: Bragg System]. Burbank, California : Health Science, 1971. Sixth printing. Octavo booklet, illustrated wrappers, staple bound, 30,  pp; illustrated; a very good copy. Guide to maintaining a healthy digestive system through diet and exercise. Bragg’s method is purportedly based on aspects of physical culture in Pacific Islands communities.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 64 mm (77 x 52 mm oval image); recto of mount imprinted ‘Mrs S. Hoare, Papeete, Tahiti’; in fine condition.
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription ‘To …
VALENTINE PUBLISHING CO. PTY. LTD.
Sydney & Melbourne : Valentine Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., [c.1955]. Chromolithograph postcard, 140 x 80 mm, the design on front dated “1955” at lower right; with lift-up flap containing a concertina fold-out with 11 b/w photographic views of Lord Howe Island; the card has a handwritten message verso and is in fine condition.
[Sydney : D. Carter, 1946]. Folio, original printed wrappers (marked and creased); presentation copy inscribed by the author on the Preface page; pp , 73, roneo printed on rectos only; map, bibliography; a few annotations in French, else internally very clean. Text in French. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Newcastle …
Coxe, William (1748-1828)
$6,000 USD 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 …
Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal (1571-after 1644)
$100,000 USD 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 …
Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard
$2,400 USD door den heere George Anson, opperbevelhebber over een esquader Engelsche schepen op een expeditie naar de Zuidzee : opgesteld uit de papieren en bescheiden van den hoog ed. George, Lord Anson zelven, en onder zyn Opzigt uitgegeven door Richard Walter, M .A., Kapellaan, gedurende die expeditie, van ‘t schip den Centurion. Opgehelderd met …
Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)
$12,500 USD Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, contemporary full calf, recased …
Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.
$14,000 USD Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London, H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, …
Tench, Captain Watkin (1758-1833)
$8,000 USD with an account of New south Wales, its production, inhabitants, &c. To which is subjoined, a list of the civil and military establishments at Port Jackson. London : J. Debrett, 1789. Second edition. Octavo, half-calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt fleurons, gilt lettered morocco title label, pp [xii, including the …
Bligh, William (1754-1817)
$12,500 USD and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship’s boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. Illustrated with charts. London : George Nicol, 1790. Quarto, quarter-calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked, new spine and corners, contrasting morocco title label, folding …
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 …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. November 1904. No. 20. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 69 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating all items; a fine copy. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes artefacts from New Zealand …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. January 1905. No. 22. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 86 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating most items; a fine copy. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 43 artefacts from British …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. December 1905. No. 33. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached and chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 10 artefacts from British New …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. September 1905. No. 30. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 11 artefacts from the Gilbert Islands, among …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. July, 1905. No. 28. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 30 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 15 artefacts from the Naga hill tribes …