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  1. Le Cook de l'enfance et de la jeunesse.
    CHAMPAGNAC, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph. Le Cook de l'enfance et de la jeunesse.

    Paris : 1836

    First edition of Champagnac's retelling, for the children, of Cook's voyages to the Pacific, including New Zealand, Batavia (present-day Jakarta), Tahiti, the Sandwich Islands, and many others.

    Champagnac (1798-1858), a prolific author of educational material for young readers, included an appendix providing biographical, historical, and geographical... Learn More
    £1,900.00

    Stock Code: 140574

  2. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
    COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    London : 1785

    Second and preferred edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, this set one of a small number with the text volumes printed on fine paper, apparently hot-pressed to give a more silken finish, and presented in a particularly attractive contemporary morocco binding, in this regard highly uncommon: the last set in such a binding appearing at auction in 1992.... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 139133

  3. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
    COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    London : 1785

    Second edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, an attempt to find a north-west passage, during which he "discovered" Oahu and Kauai at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, and, more importantly, "depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 75595

  4. [The three voyages:]
    COOK, James. [The three voyages:]

    London : 1773-84

    Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages. A highly desirable complete set of the official accounts of Cook's three Pacific voyages in the preferred editions and with an excellent provenance, the atlas folio volume containing an extra suite of "Admiralty" plates from the second voyage in superb early... Learn More
    £60,000.00

    Stock Code: 141440

  5. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,
    COOK, James; HAWKESWORTH, John (ed.) An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,

    London : 1773

    First edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, a handsome and appealing set in the preferred issue with the Straits of Magellan plate, together with previous exploratory expeditions under Byron, Carteret and Wallis, compiled by John Hawkesworth.

    The primary purpose of Cook's voyage in Endeavour was the observation of the transit... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 87127

  6. Wanderings, South and East.
    COOTE, Walter. Wanderings, South and East.

    London : 1882

    First edition of this travel narrative, with particular attention given to Australia, where the account begins, and New Zealand. Coote provides "substantive additions to the general stock of facts, adding much that is new, particularly with regard to Australia... the publishers have not failed to make it in every respect a very beautiful book" (The... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146435

  7. Journal of a Cruise among the Islands of the Western Pacific,
    ERSKINE, John Elphinstone. Journal of a Cruise among the Islands of the Western Pacific,

    1853

    First edition. "Captain Erskine sailed from Russell, New Zealand, in 1849, and reached Niue or Savage Island. He visited Manua, Tutuila and Upolu of the Samoan Islands. Next Vava'u, Lifuka, and Tongatabu were visited, then Fiji, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and Port Jackson" (Hill). Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 62940

  8. Parts of the Pacific.
    EYKIN, John, as A Peripatetic Parson. Parts of the Pacific.

    London : 1896

    First edition of this anonymously published narrative of the author's travels in Australia, to which he devotes the majority of the book with a focus on North Queensland, and in Fiji, New Zealand, and Hawaii. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 146626

  9. The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914-1919.
    FERGUSON, David. The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914-1919.

    Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington, N.Z., Melbourne and London : 1921

    First edition, with about 10 additions and first hand snippets of events as witnessed by Captain A. Critchley Salmonson, recipient of the Distinguished Service Order. Some of the annotations provide more precision such as timing, meals, and taking credit for his own actions; others simply record how fellow soldiers died: "shot through the head next... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 133376

  10. 146555
    HAMILTON, Augustus. Maori Art: The Art Workmanship of the Maori Race in New Zealand.

    Wellington : 1896

    First edition, issued in five parts between 1896 and 1900, bound in the publisher's cloth upon the issue of the fifth and final part. Hamilton's Maori Art was a monumental publication documenting and depicting a wealth of Maori artwork. A total of 900 copies were printed and bindings were offered as here or in brown morocco with a matching design.

    Augustus... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146555

  11. An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island,
    HUNTER, John. An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island,

    London : 1793

    First edition, a tall copy retaining the date at the foot of the title page which is usually found trimmed. John Hunter (1737-1821) was "vice-admiral and governor of New South Wales 1795-1800 in succession to Governor Phillip, went out as second-in-command on the Sirius in the first convict fleet. He was an experienced and scientific navigator. With... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 117373

  12. Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …
    LABILLARDIÈRE, Jacques Julien Houton de. Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …

    London : 1800

    First edition in English, same year as the French, this in the favoured, and less common, single-volume quarto edition. Labillardière was the botanist and doctor on the d'Entrecasteaux Pérouse search expedition, and was entrusted with the task of writing the official account following the death of the commander from scurvy. "Although unsuccessful... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 79886

  13. Regarder écouter lire.
    LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Regarder écouter lire.

    Paris : 1993

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Raymond Firth warmest regards Levi-Strauss". Firth (1901-2002) was a prominent New Zealand anthropologist and student of Bronislaw Malinowski, whom he succeeded as Professor Anthropology at the London School of Economics in 1944, remaining there for twenty-four years. Lévi-Strauss... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 132941

  14. Edwards's Australasian Catalogue:
    PETHERICK, Edward Augustus, compiler. Edwards's Australasian Catalogue:

    London : [1899]

    First edition of bookseller, publisher, bibliographer and book collector's 3,000 item priced catalogue of Australiana. In 1865, the English-born Petherick (1847-1917) started collecting titles for a catalogue or bibliography of Australia but temporarily abandoned the project in 1870 to focus on reorganising the bookselling firm that he worked for, George... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 118564

  15. The Ivory Raiders.
    RAYNE, Henry. The Ivory Raiders.

    London : 1923

    First edition, first impression, of this surprisingly scarce and colourful memoir of service in "that wild district to the north-west of Kenya Colony bordering on the western shores of Lake Rudolf, and separated from Abyssinia (on the map) by a strip of Soudan territory" (introduction). Importantly, it gives the British view of the campaign against... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 143153

  16. 147046
    THIERCELIN, Louis. Journal d'un baleinier voyages en Océanie.

    Paris : 1866

    First edition of this expansive whaling account important for its insight into French colonial interests in New Zealand and vivid representations of English and Spanish colonial systems on the Pacific isles, specifically recording the treatment of the Maori by English settlers. A particularly attractive copy in what is perhaps a publisher's deluxe binding,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 147046

  17. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 à 1794.
    VIANA, Francisco Javier de. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 à 1794.

    [Montevideo] : 1849

    First and only edition of the first published account of "Spain's greatest scientific voyage of exploration to the South Seas in the eighteenth century" (Hill). Rare: 20 copies in libraries world-wide (none in the United Kingdom) but just a handful of copies traced at auction. Lada-Mocarski considered that "Viana's diary is of immense value. It is the... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 111448

  18. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 a 1794.
    VIANA, Francisco Xavier de. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 a 1794.

    Cerrito de la Victoria [Montevideo] : 1849

    First and only edition of one of the rarest Pacific voyages, the great Spanish scientific expedition under the Italian-born Alessandro Malaspina, 1789 to 1794, throughout the Pacific, exploring and mapping much of the west coast of the Americas from Cape Horn to the Gulf of Alaska, then across to the Philippines, with stops in Australia and New Zealand.... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 113859

  19. The Decline and Fall of the British Empire; or, The Witch's Cavern.
    WATSON, H. C. MARRIOTT. The Decline and Fall of the British Empire; or, The Witch's Cavern.

    London : 1890

    First edition, second impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed at the head of the half-title, "To E. W. Wallington, with the author's compliments". The recipient is almost certainly Sir Edward William Walllington (1854-1933), at this time secretary to the Earl of Hopetoun, Governor of Victoria, future Groom of the Bedchamber to the Prince... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 122191

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