RICKMAN, John. Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery;
London : 1781First edition, the "London edition" of the first full account in English of Cook's third voyage, published anonymously to avoid legal action by the Admiralty (Forbes). An attractive copy, with the points outlined for Forbes's state B, "the exact priority not established".
John Rickman was a second lieutenant aboard the Discovery, being discharged... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 147062
ZIMMERMANN, Henri. Dernier voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde,
Berne : 1783Second edition in French, following the first edition in French of 1782, both translated from Reise um die Welt mit Capitain Cook (Mannheim, 1781), with additional notes not included in the original, the type reset for the present edition.
Johann Heinrich Zimmermann (1741-1805) sailed on HMS Discovery on James Cook's third voyage to the Pacific... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 146898
JUKES, J. Beete. Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F. P. Blackwood, R.N.
London : 1847First edition, first issue, of this "very important voyage" (Hill), commissioned by the Admiralty to survey the Torres Strait, the hazardous Great Barrier Reef, and various regions in New Guinea. This copy in attractive condition.
The expedition was the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission. Blackwood's directions... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 146858
FAIRBAIRN, William. Remarks on Canal Navigation,
London : 1831First edition, inscribed on the title page "To Mr Hart, Galsgow, With the Author's compliments". Fairbairn's first book, documenting his experiments on the properties of iron boats, and the possibility of applying steam-power for traction, to improve communication on canal lines, is "written in a plain, perspicuous, and unpretending manner - no small... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143942
ROCHEFORT - A VOLUNTEER. A Genuine Account of the Late Grand Expedition to the Coast of France.
[London] : 1757First edition of this anonymous contemporary narrative of the failed British expedition to capture the French Atlantic port of Rochefort in 1757. The Army Commander Sir John Mordaunt was court-martialled for it, and although he was ultimately acquitted, his mission was judged to have been poorly planned.
The expedition cost approximately a million... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143876
NAVAL PILOT. The Red Sea Pilot.
London : 1873Revised edition of this notably uncommon naval pilot, one of 1,250 copies. This edition was updated from the first edition of 1863 in order to include key information on the Suez canal, which opened in 1869. Two copies of this edition have been traced institutionally, held at the British Library and the New York Public Library.
This edition was... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 142878
BRUNEL, Henry Marc, & Robert Edmund Froude. Nuneaton-Chester Canal Trip, 1898.
[Westminster : c.1900]First and only edition of this rare privately printed account of the late August 1898 ten-day canal cruise from Nuneaton to Chester, the second leg of the "Way to Kendal", undertook by five friends, including eminent engineers, started in 1894 from the Thames Oxford and finished in 1899 at Kendal in Westmorland.
Each one of the men was attributed... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 143005
NAVAL SIGNALS. Signaes, que se mandão observar pelos Navios Mercantes, que vao debaixo de Comboyo dos Navios de Guerra de S.M.B.
[Lisbon? : 1813First and ?only edition, a single copy traced at JCB. Abbreviated signal manual, including signals in fog and and at night, provided for Portuguese merchant ships travelling in convoy with British naval vessels during the closing stages of the Peninsular War. Appears over the printed signature of Sir George Smith as "Secretary of the Marine Headquarters",... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 130888
NAVAL SIGNALS. Journal Book, Signal Station, Caistor Norfolk.
Caistor, Norfolk : 1807A remarkable survival, documentation offering insight into the working of this nineteenth-century early warning system, we have been unable to trace any other examples. "Although during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic War the Royal Navy generally had the mastery of the French, one strategy to which the French resorted caused some concern: commerce... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 131013
NAVAL SIGNALS. Signals and Instructions for Ships under Convoy.
London : 1808Extremely uncommon set of instructions for merchant ships sailing in convoy during the Napoleonic Wars. Library Hub shows a single copy dated to 1802 at NMM, WorldCat adds copies identified as 1804 at NYPL and Princeton, another lacking self-wraps - "1800s" - at the Peabody Essex and NYHSL, another similar at the State Library of New South Wales, 1802,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127082