Pacific

  • # 15593

Maker unknown.

Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization

    # 15593

    Maker unknown.

    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 …

  • # 15381

GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)

Taïti

    # 15381

    GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)

    Taïti

    [Papeete?] : L. Gauthier, [c.1910]. Oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers with photographic onlay to front, original silk ties, pp [2 text], [12] 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.

  • # 15422

BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]

[NEW ZEALAND] Whaling letter written from Auckland to New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1853

    # 15422

    BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Whaling letter written from Auckland to New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1853

    Entire letter, single sheet folding to form [4] 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 / …

  • # 15337

Follow the sun to Fiji

    # 15337

    Follow the sun to Fiji

    Suva : Fiji Tourist Bureau, c. 1949. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light central crease), pp. [12], illustrated. A wonderful vintage tourist’s guide to Fiji with many illustrations.

  • # 15304

A traveller’s diary to Paradise Isles. The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.

    # 15304

    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.

  • # 15420

BRAGG, Paul C.

The South Sea culture of the abdomen

    # 15420

    BRAGG, Paul C.

    The South Sea culture of the abdomen

    [Cover: Bragg System]. Burbank, California : Health Science, 1971. Sixth printing. Octavo booklet, illustrated wrappers, staple bound, 30, [4] 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.

  • # 15247

CESAREO, Agostino

L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    # 15247

    CESAREO, Agostino

    L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    [No place], 1587. Manuscript, quarto; 66 leaves followed by 13 leaves with additions in a different hand, 8 full-page illustrations (including one of the Southern Cross constellation), 4 with volvelles (movable paper figures); with a dedication to Don Pietro Borgia, Prince of Squillace (d. c.1624), dated 1587, and an accompanying sonnet; contemporary limp vellum sewn …

  • # 14996

HOARE, Susan

Photographic portrait of young Tahitian woman, Papeete, circa 1875

$220.00

    # 14996

    HOARE, Susan

    Photographic portrait of a young Tahitian woman, Papeete, circa 1875

    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.

  • A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
# 14957

    # 14957

    STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870

    A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;

    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 …

  • [NOVELTY CARD] Best wishes from Lord Howe Island
VALENTINE PUBLISHING CO. PTY. LTD.
# 14918

    # 14918

    VALENTINE PUBLISHING CO. PTY. LTD.

    [NOVELTY CARD] Best wishes from Lord Howe Island

    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.

  • Quelques notes sur les debuts de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1774-1878
CARTER, Douglas
# 14916

    # 14916

    CARTER, Douglas

    Quelques notes sur les debuts de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1774-1878

    [Sydney : D. Carter, 1946]. Folio, original printed wrappers (marked and creased); presentation copy inscribed by the author on the Preface page; pp [2], 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 …

  • Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America.
COXE, William (1748 - 1928)
# 14845

    # 14845

    Coxe, William (1748-1828)

    Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America.

    $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 …

  • [QUIROS] Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoça, marques de Cañete :
Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal, fl.1613.
# 14844

    # 14844

    Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal (1571-after 1644)

    [QUIROS] Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoça, marques de Cañete :

    $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 …

  • Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744,
Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard
# 14676

    # 14676

    Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard

    Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744,

    $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 …

  • A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.
PARKINSON, Sydney (c.1745-1771)
# 14846

    # 14846

    Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)

    A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.

    $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 …

  • A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
COOK, James and KING, James.
# 14688

    # 14688

    Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.

    A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    $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, …

  • A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay;
TENCH, Captain Watkin
# 14834

    # 14834

    Tench, Captain Watkin (1758-1833)

    A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay;

    $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 …

  • A narrative of the mutiny on board His Majesty’s ship Bounty;
BLIGH, William (1754-1817)
# 14849

    # 14849

    Bligh, William (1754-1817)

    A narrative of the mutiny on board His Majesty’s ship Bounty;

    $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 …

  • [HAWAII] Fragments d’un voyage autour du monde
BORGET, Auguste (1808-1877)
# 3754

    # 3754

    BORGET, Auguste (1808-1877)

    [HAWAII] Fragments d’un voyage autour du monde

    Moulins [France] : P.A. Desrosiers Imprimeur Editeur, [1850]. Oblong quarto, original illustrated full vellum (some marking and staining), pp [12], [12] 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 …

  • [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14772

    # 14772

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    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 …

  • [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14773

    # 14773

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    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 …

  • [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14774

    # 14774

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    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 …

  • [GILBERT ISLANDS] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14775

    # 14775

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [GILBERT ISLANDS] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    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 …

  • [NEW HEBRIDES] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14779

    # 14779

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW HEBRIDES] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    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 …

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    # 14516

    WOODBRIDGE, W.C. (William Channing), 1794-1845

    [HAWAII] He hoikehonua, he mea ia e hoakaka’i i ke ano o ka honua nei, a me na mea maluna iho :

    ua unuhi ia noloko mai o ka hoikehonua / a W.C. Woodbridge. [=A geography, something describing the form of the earth, and things on it.]. Oahu : Mea Pai Palapala a na Misionari, 1836. Second edition. Octavo, original printed papered boards, rebacked with new spine, front pastedown with early manuscript dedication and modern bookplate, front …

  • [POSTER]. Africa & Oceania (screenprint and original texta design)
Unknown.
# 14764

    # 14764

    Unknown.

    [POSTER]. Africa & Oceania (screenprint and original texta design)

    Melbourne : RMIT Faculty of Art Gallery, 1978. Screenprint on paper, 600 x 750 mm (image), lightly creased, showing a Massim canoe splashboard from the Trobriand Islands (south-east of the island of New Guinea), accompanied by the original large format black texta mockup design for the poster. The artist is unknown but would have been …

  • Mutiny in the “Bounty!” and story of the Pitcairn Islanders (presentation copy)
McFARLAND, Alfred
# 14830

    # 14830

    McFARLAND, Alfred

    Mutiny in the “Bounty!” and story of the Pitcairn Islanders (presentation copy)

    Sydney : J. J. Moore, [1884]. Octavo, gilt-illustrated red cloth (spine faded, a little flecking), bookplate from the famed Triggs collection of Yass to front pastedown, presentation inscription to a label on front free endpaper 'Rev. Dr. Steele from the author'; pp. xix; 240; wetstamp with call number to title page (possibly from Triggs' library), …

  • # 15232

ANDREWS, Irene Dwen

Latitude 18 South. A sojourn in Tahiti (signed copy)

    # 15232

    ANDREWS, Irene Dwen

    Latitude 18 South. A sojourn in Tahiti (signed copy)

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa : The Torch Press, 1940. Octavo, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (rear panel slightly water stained), pp. 372, photographic illustrations. Presentation inscription signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

  • # 15286

WILLIAMS, Ben Ames

[PULP] The strumpet sea

    # 15286

    WILLIAMS, Ben Ames

    [PULP] The strumpet sea

    New York : Popular Library, 1951. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 256 pp; a good copy. “A lusty tale of the South Pacific.”

  • # 15246

An account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Great South Sea.

    # 15246

    An account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Great South Sea.

    Composed from the journals of Capt. Henry Wilson and his officers; who, in August, 1783, were there ship-wrecked in the Antelope Packet. Stanford, New York : Daniel Lawrence, 1802. Sextodecimo, primitive publisher’s binding of quarter-roan over marbled papered boards over wood (worn), inscriptions to endpapers, pp. 131; iv, internally fine. Provincial New York state imprint, …

  • Photographs of Marind-Anim people, southern Dutch New Guinea, circa 1935
Photographer unknown.
# 14804

    # 14804

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographs of Marind-Anim people, southern Dutch New Guinea, circa 1935

    Group of 6 (of 12) silver gelatin photographs, each 97 x 69 mm, accompanied by their original envelope printed in Japanese Ran-ryō niuginia Shima shokujinshu no fūzoku [=Customs of a Species of Cannibals from Dutch New-Guinea]; the photographs and envelope are in very good condition. The Marind-Anim inhabit the southeastern region of what was formerly …

  • [NEW GUINEA TRIBAL ART] Pygmeeën en Papoea’s : kunst en cultuur in Nieuw-Guinea
KOLONIAAL INSTITUUT
# 14796

    # 14796

    KOLONIAAL INSTITUUT

    [NEW GUINEA TRIBAL ART] Pygmeeën en Papoea’s : kunst en cultuur in Nieuw-Guinea

    Uitgegeven onder auspicien van het Koloniaal Instituut Afdeeling Volkenkunde. Arnhem, Netherlands : Van Loghum Slaterus, 1940. Series: Primitieve Kunst en Cultuur, II. Octavo, original pictorial papered boards (paper split along spine), 57 pp, illustrated with b/w photographic plates; text in Dutch; internally very clean. Guide to the collection of New Guinea art and artefacts in …

  • The new counties, hundreds, & district atlas of South Australia and Northern Territory, 1876.
CARROLL, H. S.
# 14690

    # 14691

    [GOYDER, G. W.]

    Plan of the southern portion of the province of South Australia :

    as divided into counties and hundreds, showing the most important settlements, post towns, telegraph stations, main roads, railways, &​c . Compiled from official documents in the the Office of the Surveyor General 1877. [Cover title : Atlas of principal portions of settled districts in the province of South Australia 1877 – 8]. Adelaide : Surveyor General's Office, …

  • Zimmermann’s account of the third voyage of Captain Cook 1776 - 1790
ZIMMERMANN, Heinrich
# 11693

    # 11693

    ZIMMERMANN, Heinrich

    Zimmermann’s account of the third voyage of Captain Cook 1776 – 1790

    Translated by Miss U. Tewsley, of the Library Staff, under direction of Johannes C. Anderson. With a few Explanatory Notes. Alexander Turnbull Library Bulletin No. 2. Wellington : W.A.G. Skinner (Government Printer), 1926. Octavo, original printed wrappers (lightly marked), pp. 49; two plates. The author sailed with Cook on his voyage in search of the North …

  • The way of a ship
VILLIERS, Alan
# 14658

    # 14658

    VILLIERS, Alan

    The way of a ship

    Being some account of the ultimate development of the ocean-going square-rigged vessel, and the manner of her handling, her voyage-making, her personnel, her economics, her performance, and her end. Illustrated with the author's photographs and diagrams and drawings by Harold A. Underhill. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Octavo, illustrated cloth, illustrated endpapers, pp. …

  • Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling
GOESIN, Petrus de
# 14628

    # 14628

    GOESIN, Petrus de

    Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

    van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …

  • [ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA & THE PACIFIC] Beiträge zum Asylrecht von Ozeanien
HELLWIG, Albert
# 14629

    # 14629

    HELLWIG, Albert

    [ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA & THE PACIFIC] Beiträge zum Asylrecht von Ozeanien

    [=Studies on the right of asylum in Oceania]. Stuttgart : F. Enke, 1906. Series: Sonderabdruck aus Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft, XIX Band. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 64; mostly uncut; a fine copy.  Studies on the right of asylum in traditional societies of Oceania, including Australia; New Zealand; New Ireland; New Britain; New Guinea; the Sandwich Islands; …

  • Eine Reise nach Hawaii
KIRCHHOFF, Theodor (1828-1899)
# 14627

    # 14627

    KIRCHHOFF, Theodor (1828-1899)

    Eine Reise nach Hawaii

    Mit einer Karte der Sandwichinseln und dem Bilde des Königs Kalakaua. Altona : Schlüter ; New York : E. Steiger &​ Co., 1890. Royal octavo, original cloth backed papered boards with gilt lettering and decoration (rubbed, lower board scuffed), frontispiece Woodbury type portrait of Kalakaua laid in, title page printed in red and black; pp xii, 199, …

  • Histoire des naufrages, ou Recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages,
DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)
# 14626

    # 14626

    DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)

    Histoire des naufrages, ou Recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages,

    hivernements, délaissemens, incendies, famines, famines, & autres evénements funestes sur mer, qui ont été publiées depuis le quinzieme siecle jusqu'à présens. Par M.D. … … A Paris : Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & maison Serpente, An III me. de la République [1794-95]. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original plain grey wrappers, spines with contemporary printed …

  • [NEW GUINEA TRIBAL ART] Gids in het Volkenkundig Museum VIII. Nieuw Guinee.
LAMSTER, J.C.
# 14610

    # 14610

    LAMSTER, J.C.

    [NEW GUINEA TRIBAL ART] Gids in het Volkenkundig Museum VIII. Nieuw Guinee.

    Amsterdam : Koninklijke Vereeniging Koloniaal Instituut, [1930]. Oblong octavo, original illustrated wrappers, pp 69, illustrated with photographic plates; a good copy. Text in Dutch. A guide to the important New Guinea collections of the Dutch Royal Ethnographical Museum, featuring masterpieces of indigenous sculpture, carving and textiles from Humboldt Bay, Geelvinck Bay, Lake Sentani and other …

  • E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan
EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)
# 14608

    # 14608

    EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)

    E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan

    : including trips to America and Europe / edited by W. Lorck. Sydney : Edward Lee & Co. [for The Eastern and Australian Steamship Company], 1904. “Edition de luxe” (p. xv). Large octavo, original cloth boards with pictorial onlay to upper board (rubbed), spine lettered in pen 'Handbook to the East', hinges weakened, pp xviii, …

  • Document signed by Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux, dated 8 May 1781
D'ENTRECASTEAUX, Antoine Bruni [Bruny] (1737-1793)
# 14146

    # 14146

    D'ENTRECASTEAUX, Antoine Bruni [Bruny] (1737-1793)

    Document signed by Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux, dated 8 May 1781

    [Toulon : 8 May 1781]. Manuscript in black ink on single sheet of wove paper, 170 x 220 mm; document written by the lieutenant of the ship Castellan, signed lower left in brown ink 'Bruny Entrecasteaux' [French naval officer and explorer Bruni d'Entrecasteaux]; the document is in support of a sailor, Joseph Augustin Recours, who, whilst …

  • P.C.B. “HMCS Iris” : Season’s Greetings from Fanning Island
PACIFIC CABLE BOARD
# 14256

    # 14256

    PACIFIC CABLE BOARD

    P.C.B. “HMCS Iris” : Season’s Greetings from Fanning Island

    [Fanning Island?] : Pacific Cable Board, 1904. Chromolithographed greeting card, 130 x 180 mm, on original card mount inscribed recto 'Dear Marion, from E.H.W. Xmas '04'; verso also inscribed by the sender (E.H.W.) 'In left hand corner, Office, quarters, & Supt's house'; in fine condition. The cable ship Iris was built to maintain the 1902 Trans Pacific …

  • [COOK] Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 omkring Södra Polen förrättade
COOK, James, 1728-1779; FORSTER, Georg, 1754-1794; FURNEAUX, Tobias, 1735-1781
# 14364

    # 14364

    COOK, James, 1728-1779; FORSTER, Georg, 1754-1794; FURNEAUX, Tobias, 1735-1781

    [COOK] Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 omkring Södra Polen förrättade

    resa : hwarwid Herrar Forsters och Furneaux journaler blifwit jämnförde och nyttjade : Innehållande det hufwudsakeligaste af de på denna resa gjorda nya uptäckter i söderhafwet, Rörande Södra Polens Ishaf nya uptäckte Öars naturalier och Inwånarnes Tänkesätt, Seder, Klädedrägt, m.m. Upsala [Sweden] : Johan Edman, 1783. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (rubbed), spine …

  • Photographic portrait of a young Tahitian man, circa 1870
[HOARE, Susan, attributed]
# 14407

    # 14407

    [HOARE, Susan, attributed]

    Photographic portrait of a young Tahitian man, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format with arched top edge, 93 x 60 mm, laid down on section of its original nineteenth century album leaf with decorative border in pencil; in good condition. 

  • Photographic portrait of a three young Tahitian women, circa 1870
[HOARE, Susan, attributed]
# 14408

    # 14408

    [HOARE, Susan, attributed]

    Photographic portrait of a three young Tahitian women, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format with arched top edge, 93 x 60 mm, laid down on section of its original nineteenth century album leaf with decorative border in pencil; in good condition.

  • The eventful history of the mutiny and piratical seizure of H.M.S. Bounty
BARROW, John Sir, 1764-1848
# 14314

    # 14314

    BARROW, John Sir, 1764-1848

    The eventful history of the mutiny and piratical seizure of H.M.S. Bounty

    : its cause and consequences /​ illustrated by six etchings from original drawings by Lieut.-Colonel Batty. London : John Murray, 1831. First edition. Small octavo, full diced calf, spine tooled in gilt with contrasting morocco title label, marbled edges and endpapers, pp. xi, 356 pp, 5 engraved plates, internally clean and sound.

  • Photographic portraits of native men, Admiralty Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 1910
Photographer unknown.
# 14235

    # 14235

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographic portraits of native men, Admiralty Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 1910

    Three large format photographic magic lantern glass slides, each 120 x 90 mm, the mounts with paper labels bearing the same contemporary manuscript caption in German Admiralitätsinseln (Admiralty Islands) and the imprint of the Bavarian magic lantern firm Lichtbild-Anstalt G. Bachschmid, Kempten-Allgäu; all three slides are in superb condition.  These powerful portrait photographs were taken not …

  • Photographic portraits of Germans and natives, Neu-Mecklenburg, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 1910
Photographer unknown.
# 14236

    # 14236

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographic portraits of Germans and natives, Neu-Mecklenburg, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 1910

    Two large format photographic magic lantern glass slides, each 90 x 120 mm, the mounts with paper labels bearing the same contemporary manuscript caption in German Neu-Mecklenburg (the German name for New Ireland) and the imprint of the Bavarian magic lantern firm Lichtbild-Anstalt G. Bachschmid, Kempten-Allgäu; both slides are in superb condition. These intimate portrait …

  • Observations sur différens moyens propres à combattre les fièvres putrides et malignes
BANAU, Jean Baptiste
# 14399

    # 14399

    BANAU, Jean Baptiste

    Observations sur différens moyens propres à combattre les fièvres putrides et malignes

    et à préserver de leur contagion; par M. BANAU, docteur en médecine et ancien médecin des hopitaux. A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris : Chez l'auteur, rue de Savoie, 1784. Octavo, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt ornament and lettering; marbled edges; a presentation copy inscribed by the author on …