Pacific

  • # 17953

    DAM, Meyndert van; STICHTER, Cornelis

    A VOC ship’s binding from the Chamber of Amsterdam.

    d’Erven Stichters Comptoir Almanach, Voor ‘t Jaar 1800. Voorzien van eene aanwyzing der Jaar-, Paarden-, Beesten- en Leermarkten, welke in de Bataafsche Republiek gehouden worden, als mede de Vacantien, het Varen der Trekschuyten en Beurtschepen, het vertrek der Posten en Postwagens. Nevens de maans op- en ondergang. Te Amsterdam : by de erfgen. van de Wed. C. Stichter, …

  • # 18639

    HAMELIN, Emmanuel, Amiral (1768-1839)

    [BAUDIN EXPEDITION] Autograph testimonial signed by Hamelin, commander of Le Naturaliste, written for one of his junior officers.

    Manuscript in ink on bluish laid paper, 195 x 160 mm; place and revolutionary date of ‘Paris 1er thermidor an 11’ [20 July 1803], signed ‘Capitaine de frégate Commdt. Eel. Hamelin’; wet stamp of the Collection Deséglise; some foxing. Provenance: Collection Deséglise, France (late 19th – early 20th century), housed in the original Deséglise manila folder with manuscript …

  • # 18478

    MORDAUNT, Elinor

    The venture book [together with] The further venture book

    London : John Lane, 1926. Two volumes, octavo, pictorial cloth, pp. xiv; 272; x; 312, photographic plates, folding map, illustrations. Travels from Brisbane to the Dutch East Indies, Fiji, Martinique and Tahiti

  • # 18267

    SAVILLE, W. J. V.

    In unknown New Guinea

    A record of twenty-five years of personal observation and experience amongst the interesting people of an almost unknown part of this vast Island and a description of their manners and customs occupation in peace and methods of warfare their secret rites and public ceremonies. London : Seeley Service & Co., 1926. Octavo, bright gilt-lettered cloth, pp. …

  • # 18268

    KNIBBS, S. G. C.

    The savage Solomons as they were & are :

    a record of a head-hunting people gradually emerging from a life of savage cruelty & bloody customs, with a description of their manners & ways & of the beauties & potentialities of the islands. London : Seeley, Service & Co., 1929. Octavo, bright gilt-lettered cloth, pp. 282, (14 – adverts), bookplate to pastedown, photographic plates, …

  • # 18053

    WAHLEN, Auguste

    Costumes, usos e trajos de todos os povos do mundo,

    em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, [1]; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, [4]; …

  • # 17970

    BILOTTA, Clemente

    [OCEANIA] Geografia per uso dei fanciulli del signor Clemente Bilotta.

    Napoli : Raffaele Miranda, 1825. Third edition. Small octavo, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with gilt stamped lettering and ornament; page 2, signed by the author, is a legal statement to the effect that any unsigned copy of this book is to be regarded as counterfeit; pp 212; scattered foxing, title page with red pencil …

  • # 18380

    WAWN, William T.

    South Sea Islanders and the Queensland labour trade.

    A record of voyages and experiences in the Western Pacific, from 1875 to 1891. London : Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1893. Octavo, gilt-illustrated blue cloth pp. xvi; colour map, 440, illustrations. A very good copy. The author’s account of nearly twenty years transporting labourers from the Pacific Islands to Queensland in a system of near …

  • # 16416

    ARAGO, Jacques Etienne Victor (1790-1855)

    Original pencil drawing by Jacques Arago of a village in rural France.

    [France, 1830]. Graphite on paper, 175 x 235 mm; signed and dated at lower right, ‘J. Arago 1830’; in good condition, with tiny loss at top left corner and a few spots of foxing; verso with two old tape marks at top edge; unframed. Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855) was a writer, artist and explorer who …

  • # 16636

    DUFTY, Edward Henry (1850-1905); DUFTY, Walter Frederick (1854-1919)

    Portrait of Gomenna, holding a gourd jar, New Caledonia, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print is in very good condition with excellent tonal range, a couple of tiny spots of foxing; the mount is fine. Although this photograph is not inscribed, the title and attribution are derived from the inscriptions on a photograph with the …

  • # 16644

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two young Kanak women in traditional dress, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the print with some light foxing, the mount fine. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak women was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and 1880. This identification, and the dating of the photograph to the late …

  • # 16642

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two Kanak men holding spears and clubs, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print in very good condition, with slight loss of contrast; else in fine condition with good tonal range. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak men was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and 1880. …

  • # 16640

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two Kanak men, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print is in very good condition with excellent tonal range, a few faint spots of foxing; the mount is fine. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak men was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and …

  • # 13717

    LINDT, J.W. 1845-1926 (attributed)

    Flute players, Ambrym, New Hebrides, circa 1890

    Silver albumen print, cabinet card format, 105 x 165 mm, inscribed in the negative “No. 59 Ambrym, New Hebrides”; recto of mount embossed in gilt “Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”; verso blank; the albumen print is in fine condition with excellent tonal range. A rare image capturing a performance by …

  • # 17631

    HOARE, Sophia (Mrs.) (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of Princess Moe-a-Mai, consort of King Tamatoa V of Raiatea, Tahiti.

    Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (106 x 63 mm); no photographer’s imprint; verso inscribed in pencil in two different but contemporary hands ‘Princess Tomatoa (sic)’ and ‘Moe, femme de Tamatoa’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb studio portrait, attributed to the Papeete photographer Madame Hoare, …

  • # 18372

    WILLIAMSON, Robert W.

    The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea

    With an introduction by A. C. Haddon. London : Macmillan, 1912. Octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth, top edge gilt, previous owner’s neat inscription to endpaper, pp. xxiii; 364; numerous photographic plates, folding colour map, a fine copy. Williamson was the first non-missionary European to have contact with the Mafulu.