• # 30172

    Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas; Petrus Bertius; Pedro Ordóñez de Cevallos

    Description des Indes Occidentales, qu’on appelle aujourdhuy le Nouveau Monde:

    par Antoine de Herrera, Grand Chroniqueur des Indes, & Chroniqueur de Castlle: translatee d’Espagnol en François. A la quelle sont adjoustees Quelques autres Descriptions des mesmes pays, avec La Navigation du vaillant Capitaine de Mer Jaques le Maire, & de plusieurs autres. Le contenu de cest oeuvre se veoit en la page suyvante. A Amsterdam …

  • # 30162

    GONZALEZ CABRERA BUENO, José (c. 1670 - after 1733)

    Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica, con la Explicación de algunos Instrumentos, que están mas en uso en los Navegantes … …

    Manila : Impresa en el Convento de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de la Orden de Nro. Seraphico Padre San Francisco, 1734. First edition. Folio (315 x 210 mm), contemporary limp vellum (lacking ties, some age staining, small loss at front bottom corner), spine with title in manuscript in black ink; printed on rice and …

  • # 29804

    HARRIS, John (1667?-1719)

    Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A complete collection of voyages and travels : consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers …

    Containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America … the climate, soil and produce … of each country: likewise the religion, manners, and customs … To which is prefixed a copious introduction, comprehending the rise and progress of the art of navigation … together with the invention and use …

  • # 30091

    MEARES, John (c.1756 - 1809)

    [HAWAII; PACIFIC NORTHWEST; CHINA] Tvänne resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789, af Johan Meares. Sammandrag utur engelska originalet.

    Stockholm : Hos kamereraren J.S. Ekmanson, på Bokhandl. Mag. I. Utters Förlag, 1797. Small octavo, contemporary half mottled calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting title labels lettered in gilt; pp [12], 404; text in Swedish; heavily scored early ownership signature to bottom margin of title page, with resultant …

  • # 29864

    HENRY, David (editor)

    An historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators; including those lately undertaken by order of his present Majesty.

    The whole faithfully extracted from the journals of the voyagers. Together with that of Sydney Parkinson, draftsman to Joseph Banks, Esq; who circumnavigated the globe with Capt. Cook, in his Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.  And the voyage of Mons. Bougainville round the world, performed by order of the French King. Illustrated with maps, charts, and …

  • # 28335

    CIGALE, Matej (editor); KÖKE, Friedrich (lithographer); MATICA SLOVENSKA (publisher)

    [MAP] Avstralijia.

    [Ljubljana] : Matica Slovenska, [1871] (publisher) ;  Dunaj : vrezal na kamen in tiskal F. Köke, [1871] (printer). Chromolithograph map, 390 x 495 mm; shows Australasia, the Malay Archipelago, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia; old folds, but a very good example. Trove locates no examples of this scarce separately-issued map from Atlant, the first atlas of the world …

  • # 30007

    KEESING, Roger M.; CORRIS, Peter

    Lightning meets the west wind : the Malaita Massacre

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1980. First edition. Octavo (230 mm), publisher’s black cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine, in pictorial dust jacket; endpaper maps, pp xv, 219, numerous b/w photographic plates; a fine copy. The story of a Solomon Islands tragedy, sparked by the murder of Australian administrator, William Bell, in October, …

  • # 30005

    GRIMSHAW, Beatrice

    In the strange South Seas

    London : Hutchinson, [1907?]. Duodecimo (160 x 110 mm), original red cloth over boards with publisher’s device stamped in gilt to front board (front and spine sunned); b/w frontispiece plate of the Taupo Fuamoa (Samoa), pp viii, 352; early ownership inscription in pencil to front free-endpaper, endpapers and preliminaries with foxing, otherwise very clean throught, …

  • # 30074

    D. Jenness; A. Ballantyne; Elsdon Best; H.D. Skinner; W.J. Elvy; Gilbert Archey

    The Journal of the Polynesian Society. Vol. 36, 4. No. 144, December 1927.

    New Plymouth, NZ : Printed for the Society by Thomas Avery and Sons Limited, 1927. Octavo (255 mm), original salmon-coloured wrappers, 303-402, [3] pp; with several line-drawn illustrations and diagrams and b/w photographic plates; mostly uncut and unopened, a fine copy. Contents: Language, mythology and songs of Bwaidoga, Goodenough Island, S.E. Papua. Part 5, by …

  • # 30204

    MATTHEWS, Tony

    Shipwrecks and seafarers’ scandals : true tales from colonial Queensland and the South Pacific

    Rockhampton, Qld. : Central Queensland University Press, 2000. First edition. Small quarto (245 x 175 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp [4], 250, with b/w illustrations, maps; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to inner front wrapper. Stories of blackbirding, missionaries, island traders, cannibalism, escaped convicts from New Caledonia, pirates …

  • # 30205

    HILDER, Brett

    The voyage of Torres : the discovery of the southern coastline of New Guinea and Torres Strait by Captain Luis Baéz de Torres in 1606.

    St. Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland Press, 1980. Small quarto (245 x 185 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gilt lettered spine, in pictorial dust jacket, endpaper colour maps, xxxii, [1], 194, with numerous maps and charts (several colour), b/w plates; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate …

  • # 30203

    HILLIARD, Daniel

    God’s gentlemen : a history of the Melanesian Mission, 1849-1942.

    St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1978. First edition. Octavo (220 mm), publisher’s red cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket; pp xv, 342, with numerous b/w plates, maps, bibliography; previous owner’s name to contents page, but a fine copy.

  • # 29593

    VON TILZER, Albert (music); BROWN, Lew (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Oh gee! Say gee! You ought to see my gee gee from the Fiji isle! : song fox-trot

    / written by Lew Brown ; composed by Albert Von Tilzer. Cover: Sung by Leyland Hodgson in Harry G. Musgrove’s Tivoli show, ‘All the winners’. Sydney : J. Albert & Son, [1920]. Folio (340 mm), disbound, illustrated wrappers with idealised depiction of an exotic dancer from the South Seas and vignette illustration of Leyland Hodgson; 5 pp, …

  • # 30380

    CROOKE, Ray

    An epistle from Oberea

    With decorations by Ray Crooke. Ferntree Gully, Vic. : The Rams Skull Press, 1955. Quarto, hessian bound boards with traditional Polynesian tapa design, previous owner’s name neatly inscribed to endpaper, 24 pp, illustrated with seven original silk screens by Ray Crooke. Limited to 250 copies signed by the artist; the cover was also silk-screened by …

  • # 30209


    The life of Captain James Cook

    London : Adam & Charles Black, 1974. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in price-clipped dustjacket (light handling wear), top edge stained blue, pp. xii; 760, illustrated with photographic reproductions of maps, charts, engravings and manuscripts, folding maps, small stain to fore edge and a couple of very minor pen marks, a very good copy.

  • # 30146

    BELCHER, Diana Joliffe, Lady

    The mutineers of the Bounty and their descendants in Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands

    New York : Harper &​ Brothers, 1871. First U.S. edition. Octavo, original green cloth, spine with gilt lettering (edges rubbed), waterstain to the margin of first few leaves, pp. 377; 6 (advertisements), [10] leaves of plates, a couple of small stains to fore edge, title page and frontispiece, a good copy. The author of this …