• # 29380

    BAGLIONE, Gabrielle et al.

    Charles-Alexandre Lesueur. Painter and naturalist : a forgotten treasure

    [Paris] : MKF Editions, [2016]. 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 …

  • # 29366

    SCHULZE-MAIZIER, Friedrich

    [EASTER ISLAND] Остров Пасхи

    Russian translation of: Die Osterinsel (Leipzig, 1926). Moskva ; Leningrad : OGIZ – Molodaya Gvardiya, 1931. Octavo (202 mm), original pictorial wrappers (chipped at head and tail of spine, upper wrapper with early owner’s inscriptions in Cyrillic), pp 174, [2 contents], illustrated with 16 photographic plates, 3 tables and 2 maps; internally very clean, a good …

  • # 29359

    JOUAN, Henri (1821-1907)

    [BOTANY] Quelques mots sur le peuplement végétal des îles de l’Océanie.

    Caen : impr. F. Le Blanc-Hardel, 1883. Octavo (225 mm), publisher’s wrappers (a little foxed and darkened at the edges), 26 pp, uncut; text in French; a very good copy. Notes on the botany of Oceania, by French naval commander and naturalist Henri Jouan (1821-1907), which includes sections on the bread fruit and taro, two of …

  • # 29358


    [MISSIONS] Talks on victories of love in many lands

    : a book for leaders of missionary classes of boys and girls from 8 to 12 years old. Cover: For workers among boys and girls. London : CMS, [circa 1910]. Small quarto, original stiff pictorial wrappers (short split to paper at head of spine, contemporary ownership inscription to upper wrapper), 27 pp, illustrated, maps; preliminaries …

  • # 29335

    CHAUVET, Stéphen

    [EASTER ISLAND] L’Ile de Pâques et ses mystères. (Original prospectus)

    Paris : Editions Tel, 1935. Bifolium, 270 x 135 mm, [4] pp, text in French printed on all sides, with 3 photographic illustrations of an archaic wooden statue in profile and a stone statue (front and rear views) both in the collection of the British Museum; front with ‘Septembre’ crossed out and wet stamped ‘Octobre’ …

  • # 29334

    MARKS, Percy J.

    Norfolk Island and the Bounty mutiny

    Sydney : Harris and Son [for the author], 1935. Limited edition of 200 copies, for private circulation. Octavo, printed brown wrappers (upper wrapper with bent bottom corner, otherwise very good), staple bound, 27 pp; includes bibliography; contents clean and sound, a good copy.

  • # 29209

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

    Honolulu, HI : 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 1920s tourist brochure for Hawaii with numerous photographs and advertisements.

  • # 29208


    Islands of the South Seas : Society Islands (Tahiti), Cook Islands (Rarotonga), Fiji Islands, Tongan Islands, Samoan Islands, Hawaii.

    [Dunedin, N.Z.?] : The Company, n.d. [c1925]. Small quarto, 230 x 205 mm, designed to be folded in half, pictorial wrappers, 15 pp, magenta-toned photographic illustrations, map; a fine copy. Beautifully designed and well-illustrated Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand travel brochure for South Seas cruises. The National Library of Australia holds a copy …

  • # 29206


    Crabtree’s South Seas Cruise Tour Jan. 13 to April 16, 1926. Hawaii, South Seas, Australia, New Zealand.

    [Cover title]. [Oakland or Berkeley, Calif. : Crabtree’s, 1925]. Single sheet, 235 x 285 mm, folding to 235 x 100 mm, sepia illustrations, map, mild creasing and short tears to corners, but a clean copy. Advertising brochure for a Crabtree’s cruise from San Francisco to Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, New Zealand and …

  • # 29090

    DALRYMPLE, Alexander (1737-1808)

    An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean.

    Being chiefly a literal translation from the Spanish writers. London : Printed for the Author; and sold by J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to His Majesty; T. Payne, at the Mews-gate; and P. Elmsley, opposite Southampton-street, Strand, 1770-71. First edition, second issue (with dedication in Vol. I dated Jan. 1 1770). Two volumes bound in one, …

  • # 29091

    BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine, Comte de (1729-1811)

    A voyage round the world performed by order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the years 1766, 1767, 1768 and 1769.

    / by Lewis de Bougainville, Colonel of Foot, and Commodore of the Expedition, in the Frigate La Boudeuse, and the Store-dhip L’Etoile. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster, F.A.S. London : Printed for J. Nourse, Bookseller to His Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Davies, Bookseller to the Royal Academy, in Russel-Street, Covent-garden, …

  • # 29076

    BROSSES, Charles de (1709-1777)

    Histoire des navigations aux terres australes

    : contenant ce que l’on scait des moeurs & des productions des contrées decouvertes jusqu’à ce jour; & où il est traité de l’utilité d’y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d’y former un établissement. Paris : Chez Durand, 1756. First edition. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm), contemporary full calf (boards …

  • # 28734

    BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine, Comte de (1729-1811)

    Autograph letter signed by the French navigator Bougainville. Dated 15 November, 1802.

    Manuscript in brown ink on blue wove paper, 1 page, quarto (210 x 165 mm); dated at Paris, 24 brumaire an 11 [i.e. 15 November 1802], the letter is to an addressee identified simply as ‘Citoyen’, and is written entirely in Bouganville’s frail hand and signed at the foot ‘Bougainville, Senateur’; Bougainville attests to the …

  • # 27696

    LAWES, W. G. (William George), 1839-1907 (translator)

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Taravatu matamata Iesu Keriso ena, ita eda lohiabada bunai ita ihamaurida : Motu gadodia e hahegeregerea.

    [New Testament in the Motu language]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1891. First edition. Small octavo (180 x 110 mm), original blind embossed and gilt-lettered full calf (edges and spine heavily worn), pp 619; endpapers and title page with offsetting at edges, otherwise internally very clean, binding firm; from The Papuan Collection of …

  • # 26005


    [QUEENSLAND; NEW GUINEA] 81st Air Depot Group. Christmas, 1944 greeting card.

    [Brisbane, Qld.?] : s.n., 1944. Folding card (158 x 89 mm), printed on 3 sides; front with colour illustration of the 81st Air Depot Group chapel at Finschhafen, New Guinea; inside with vignette portraits of chaplains Kenneth Urquhart and Walton Sullivan, and the Chaplains’ Message; verso with handwritten message ‘To all, love Gail’; in very …

  • # 28840


    The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks

    Sydney : the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales in association with Angus and Robertson, 1962. Two volumes, octavo, cloth in dustjackets (slightly worn), colour frontispieces, pp. xxviii; 476; xvi; 406, maps, plates, a very good set. The first published edition of Banks’ Endeavour Journal, held in the Mitchell Library. The illustrations are …