• # 16669

    KIPPIS, Andrew (1725-1795)

    [COOK] Andrew Kippis : autograph letter, signed.

    Sydenham, Kent, 17 June 1776. Entire letter, manuscript in ink on single folio sheet of wove paper watermarked G.R., 360 x 230 mm, written on 1 1/4 sides, addressed to ‘The Rev. Mr. Parry, at Cirencester, Gloucestershire’, signed at the foot ‘Your most affectionate Brother and obliged Servant, And. Kippis’; remnants of wax seal; original …

  • # 13286

    ZIMMERMANN, Johann Heinrich, 1741-1805

    Dernier Voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde

    où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes. Berne : Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1782. Octavo, recent half calf over marbled boards with contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, later endpapers, pp. …

  • # 15158

    [CROZET, Julien Marie, 1728-1780; SURVILLE, Jean-François-Marie de, 1717-1770] ROCHON, Alexis Marie, editor.

    Nouveau voyage a la Mer du Sud : commencé sous les ordres de M. Marion … On a joint à cet voyage un Extrait de celui de M. de Surville dans les mêmes Parages.

    Paris : Barrois l’aîné, 1783. Octavo, quarter calf with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title label over papered boards, expertly rebacked; pp viii, 291, with 7 engraved plates, including folding map; the plates with occasional pale foxing; a very good copy, finely bound. The first French voyages to Australia and New Zealand. Marc-Joseph Marion du …

  • # 13747

    KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang

    Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde

    Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in three compartments: …

  • # 16744

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)

    [VANCOUVER] Puteshestvie v severnuiu chast’ Tikhago Okeana i vokrug sveta, sovershennoe v 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 i 1795 godakh, Kapitanom Georgiem Vankuverom.

    Sanktpeterburg : v Morskoĭ tipografii, 1827-1838. Six volumes, octavo, modern half leather over marbled boards, pp [4], iii, 333; [8], 524; [4], 422, [2]; [8], 511; [8], 559; [6], 297; nineteenth century ink inscription on title page of volume 2, red ink stamp of a private library on half-title of volume 5, occasional mild foxing, …

  • # 17285

    BENTLEY, Mildred; BRADLEY, Alice; SPLINT, Sarah Field

    [COOKERY] Hawaiian pineapple as one hundred good cooks serve it.

    San Francisco : Association of Hawaiian Pineapple Canners, 1928. Duodecimo, pictorial chromolithographed wrappers, staple bound, original owner’s inscription in ink on inside front wrapper, 32 pp; a near fine copy. ‘Including 100 of the 60,000 recipes contributed by magazine-reading women, in response to an appeal for original, practical ways to serve Canned Hawaiian Pineapple’ (title …

  • # 17179

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages (four volume set)

    Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985. First edition (limited to 500 copies). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume …

  • # 17218

    VINCENT, Frank, Jr.

    Through and through the tropics : thirty thousand miles of travel in Oceania, Australasia, and India

    New York : Harper Brothers, 1876. Octavo, decorated cloth boards (rubbed), bookplate to front pastedown, pp 304. With chapters on Hawaii, Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, and India.

  • # 16879

    LA CARRIERES, A.-C. de

    [GOLD RUSH] Voyage aux pays aurifères : Afrique, Mexique, Californie, Pérou, Chili, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Australie, Russie.

    Illustré de 12 gravures à deux teintes et d’un très-grand nombre de vignettes sur bois par J. B. Arnout père. Paris : A. Courcher, [1855]. Octavo, original quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (stained, upper board a little bowed), spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed), all edges gilt, silk lining …

  • # 16717

    SINKER, William

    By reef and shoal : being an account of a voyage amongst the islands in the south-western Pacific.

    London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. Small octavo, original blind blocked red cloth lettered in white, front hinge cracked, previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 64, 16, illustrated with line drawings; a good copy. The author was commander of the Melanesian Mission’s steamer Southern Cross; this work for children contains an account …

  • # 16808

    RAUCAZ, L.M., Rev.

    In the savage south Solomons : the story of a Mission

    [New York] : Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 1928. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s gilt stamped maroon pebbled cloth (top edge of upper board and spine sunned), pp 270, numerous half-tone photographic illustrations and several lithographed plates, maps; a good copy. The story of the Roman Catholic Marist Mission to the Solomon Islands.

  • # 16867

    Netherlands. Ministerie van Overzeese Rijksdelen

    [DUTCH NEW GUINEA] Rapport inzake Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea over het jaar 1954. Uitgebracht aan de Vereenigde Naties ingevolge artikel 73e van het Handvest.

    The Hague : Ministerie voor Uniezaken en Overzeese Rijksdelen; Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, [1954?]. Quarto, original printed wrappers (spine sunned), pp 120, followed by a section of black-and-white photographic plates (one loose), and a substantial number of folding statistical tables and appendices; a good copy. Comprehensive Dutch government report which covers Dutch New Guinea’s trade …

  • # 16856


    [OCEANIC ART] Kunst uit Nieuw Guinea

    Amsterdam : Museum Fodor, 1963. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), 24 pp, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates; a good copy. Catalogue produced for Museum Fodor’s exhibition of objects from the astonishing private collection of Peter Kohler, Ascona (Switzerland), staged from 22 May to 30 June 1963. It features many sculptural masterpieces from the Sepik, …

  • # 16833


    The early mapping of Hawai’i

    With contributions by Riley M. Moffat. London : Kegan Paul International, 1987. Folio, lettered cloth, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 160, extensively illustrated with maps, a fine copy. Includes chapters on Captain Cook and the maps of early missionaries.

  • # 15279


    Oceanic Steamship Company. Passenger list of S.S. Mariposa, for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney. Sailing from San Francisco September 24th, 1888.

    [San Francisco] : Oceanic Steamship Company, 1888. Folding card (starting to split along spine, mild marginal staining to front), duodecimo, 155 x 113 mm, lithographed vignette of the SS Mariposa to front, inner pages with lists of passengers for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney (a few annotations in pencil made by the original owner).

  • # 16807

    SANTA, Elizabeth della

    [OCEANIC ART] Arts de la Mélanésie

    Bruxelles : Musées royaux d’art et d’histoire, [1957]. Large octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers, pp 141, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates throughout, map; a very good copy. A well produced museum catalogue with scholarly text and detailed descriptions of all the objects illustrated. Its scope takes in the Melanesian cultures of the entire island of New …