• # 20204

    BROUGHTON, William Robert (1762 - 1821)

    Voyage de Découvertes dans la partie septentrionale de L´Ocean Pacifique, fait par le capitaine W. R. Broughton, commandant la corvette de S. M. La Providence et sa conserve, pendant les années 1795, 1796, 1797 et 1798;

    dans lequel il a parcouru et visité la côte d’Asie, depuis le 35e degré nord, jusqu’au 52e; l’île d’Insu, ordinairement appelée Jesso; les côtes nord, est et sud du Japon; les îles de Likeujo et autres îles voisines, ainsi que la côte de Corée. Tr. par odre de S.E. le ministre de la marine et …

  • # 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 …

  • # 20066

    MURRAY, Rev. Thos. Boyles

    [BOUNTY] Pitcairn : the island, the people, and the pastor.

    To which is added a short notice of the original settlement and present condition of Norfolk Island. London : Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, [1858]. Tenth edition. Duodecimo, original blind blocked blue cloth boards (lightly rubbed) with gilt design of the Bounty to upper board and gilt lettering and designs of breadfruit and Norfolk Island …

  • # 20246

    SAINT-YVES, G. (Georges)


    Tours : Alfred Mame et Fils, [c.1900]. Quarto, publisher’s pictorial red percaline decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, pp 398, [1], wood engraved illustrations, maps; text in French; a superb copy. This strikingly beautiful and lavish fin de siècle French children’s book has much significant Australian content. The first 150 pages are devoted to …

  • # 20168

    KAEPPLER, Adrienne L. (editor)

    Cook voyage artifacts in Leningrad, Berne, and Florence Museums.

    Honolulu, HI : Bishop Museum Press, 1978. First edition. Series: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication 66. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, colour frontispiece plate, pp x, 186, photographic illustrations (some colour), a fine copy.

  • # 20178

    VAUGHAN, Thomas

    Captain Cook, R. N. : the resolute mariner: an international record of oceanic discovery

    Portland : Oregon Historical Society, 1974. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. xiv; 97, extensively illustrated with photographs of artefacts etc.

  • # 20070

    WOLF, Sara J. (compiler); HILL, Thomas A. (photographer)

    Highlights of the collection of the Fiji Museum : a photographic catalogue

    Suva : Fiji Museum, 1980. First edition. Series: Fiji Museum Special Publication no. 2. “… with special thanks to Fergus Clunie”. Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (rubbed), pp 62, profusely illustrated in black-and-white; bibliography; a very good copy. A great reference work on traditional Fijian artefacts, including illustrated descriptions of a number of unique and important …

  • # 20184


    Asmat art

    Vancouver : Inuit Gallery, 1990. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, [28] pp, 61 objects described and photographically illustrated; printed price list loosely enclosed. Catalogue of an exhibition of Asmat art from West Papua (then Irian Jaya), held Jan. 27 – Feb. 15, 1990. Includes, shields, ancestor figures, soul boats, mbis poles, canoe prows, bone daggers etc.

  • # 20199

    Pacific Islands. Vol. I. (Western groups). Sailing directions for the south east, north east and north coasts of New Guinea, also for the Louisiade and Solomon Islands, the Bismark Archipelago, and the Caroline and Mariana Islands

    London : The Hydrographic Offic, Admiralty by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1908. Fourth edition. Octavo, flushcut orange cloth, lettered in gilt (stained), portion of the front free endpaper removed, the coupons redeemable for supplements intact, pp. xx; 504, three folding charts, very good. Detailed sailing directions for mariners, including details about the local inhabitants. A single …

  • # 20010

    Pan American World Airways

    Fly to the South Pacific by Pan Am

    United States : Pan American World Airways, 1956. Tourist brochure, single sheet folded to DL size, illustrations. Focusses on Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. ‘You’ll say “down under” is worth going to see because you’ll want to go off “Waltzing Matilda” yourself … out into the “out-back’ and up where painted “blackfellows” wield …

  • # 20009

    Tahiti Tourist Development Board

    Tahiti and French Polynesia

    Papeete : Tahiti Tourist Development Board, December 1968. Tourist brochure, DL size, colour wrappers, pp. 16, map of Papeete and of Tahiti.

  • # 17236

    MELLOR, Dorothy

    Enchanting Isles

    Sydney : Howard, Whyte & Coy., 1934. First edition. Octavo, half cloth marbled boards (minor chipping, stained, spine sunned), pp 112. With six illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

  • # 13672

    CHARPENTIER, Henry (1889-1952)

    Océan Pacifique : poème

    Paris : [Loius Kaldor], 1925. First edition, limited to 200 copies. This copy is one of 100 numbered examples on Arches (no. 141) and bears a lengthy presentation inscription on the front free-endpaper from the author to Georgine Boucher Normandin, dated 16 November 1929; 5 copies were also printed on Chine, 15 on Japon and …

  • # 19633

    GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques (1757 - 1810)

    Tableau des decouvertes du Capne. Cook & de la Perouse

    Paris : chez l’auteur, rue Coqueron Mon. de France ; Bordeaux : chez le Cne. S. Sauveur sous le peristyle de la Grande Comedie, l’an 7 de la Republique Francaise [1798 or 1799]. Aquatint with hand colouring, 430 x 534 mm (sheet), old mount burn to margins, a very good copy with vibrant original colour. …

  • # 19407

    CRAWFORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Memory work

    [Melbourne : the artist, 2018]. Artist’s book. Octavo (21cm tall), self-wrappers, blue cellophane dustjacket, pp. [48], printed letterpress, relief and intaglio. Unique edition. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana, or Ocean Island (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time …

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …