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Rare and finely bound books relating to ocean voyages, including first editions of accounts of the voyages of James Cook, Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle, and the complete works of George Anson.

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  1. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition,
    WILKES, Charles. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition,

    Philadelphia : 1845

    Third edition overall. In smaller format than the imperial octavo edition of the same year, this edition was reprinted from stereos of that edition but without the plates or accompanying atlas and with 47 wood-engravings substituted for the steel vignettes. The text is complete, with no abridgement; the edition was 3,000 copies. Wilkes's expedition... Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 30128

  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. 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

  4. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 81263

  5. 146860
    PURCHAS, Samuel. Purchas his Pilgrimes.

    London : 1625-6

    First edition of Purchas his Pilgrimes, with the preferred fourth edition of the Pilgrimage; together this is the desired state of the complete set of Purchas's important collection of travel and exploration narratives from ancient times up to and including the recent accounts of Virginia by John Smith.

    The Pilgrimes was conceived as a continuation... Learn More
    £125,000.00

    Stock Code: 146860

  6. A Collection of Voyages and Travels,
    CHURCHILL, Awnsham & John. A Collection of Voyages and Travels,

    London : 1732

    Second, enlarged edition, of one of the great voyage collections, originally issued by the brothers Awnsham and John Churchill in four volumes in 1704 with the advice and encouragement of the philosopher John Locke. Hill describes it as "a very valuable collection, both for its range of coverage and for the fact that it gives the original accounts".... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 50373

  7. Sailing Alone Around the World.
    SLOCUM, Joshua. Sailing Alone Around the World.

    New York : 1900

    First edition, first printing, of this superb narrative of the first single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, in uncommonly attractive condition.

    Slocum departed North America at Sambro Island Lighthouse near Halifax, Nova Scotia on 3 July 1895 aboard his gaff-rigged sloop the Spray. He returned more than three years later, on 27 June 1898,... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 147913

  8. Choix de voyages dans les quatre parties du monde,
    MAC CARTHY, Jacques. Choix de voyages dans les quatre parties du monde,

    Paris : 1821-22

    First edition of this rich account of voyages worldwide up to the date of publication, with an expansive and detailed glossary, presented here in an attractive contemporary binding.

    Originally from Ireland Jacques Mac Carthy (1785-1835) went into service in the French army in 1800, became a battalion commander, and in 1830 became head of the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146684

  9. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In which the Coast of North-West America has been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed,
    VANCOUVER, George. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In which the Coast of North-West America has been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed,

    London : 1801

    A handsome set of the first octavo edition, first published in quarto in 1798. "This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge" (Hill); "This is one of the most important voyages for the history and cartography of the northwest coast of the United States in general and of Alaska in particular" (Lada-Mocarski).... Learn More
    £5,250.00

    Stock Code: 146667

  10. Storia de viaggi intrapresi per ordine di S.M. Brittannica [sic].
    COOK, James. Storia de viaggi intrapresi per ordine di S.M. Brittannica [sic].

    Napoli : 1784

    First edition in Italian of Cook's three voyages, together with the accounts of Byron, Carteret, Wallis and de Bougainville, presented here in a contemporary full vellum binding. Uncommon, with 13 copies traced institutionally worldwide.

    "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilisation and by the foundation... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 146680

  11. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    BLIGH, Lieutenant William. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;

    London : 1790

    First edition of Bligh's personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history", published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the incident" (Hill). The... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 90805

  12. Dernier voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde,
    ZIMMERMANN, Henri. Dernier voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde,

    Berne : 1783

    Second 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

  13. An Abridgement of Portlock and Dixon's Voyage Round the World, performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788.
    PORTLOCK, Nathaniel. An Abridgement of Portlock and Dixon's Voyage Round the World, performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788.

    London : 1789

    An attractive adaptation of the Portlock and Dixon voyages, "clearly following the Portlock narrative" (Forbes), published in the same year as both men's accounts. This copy with the desirable folding map, an unaltered reissue of that originally published in Dixon's account, which Forbes notes does not appear in all copies.

    The principal and... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 146900

  14. A Sketcher's Tour Round the World.
    ELWES, Robert. A Sketcher's Tour Round the World.

    London : 1854

    First edition of this account of Robert Elwes's two year long "ramble" around the world. Elwes, an amateur artist, left England for Madeira in March 1848 and rounded South America before heading to Hawaii and onto Australia, then visiting Manila, Hong Kong, and Macao, onto India, and finally returning to England via Aden and Egypt. The lithographic... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 146341

  15. Jottings during the Cruise of H.M.S. Curacoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865.
    BRENCHLEY, Julius Lucius. Jottings during the Cruise of H.M.S. Curacoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865.

    London : 1873

    First edition of this detailed work with numerous stunning hand-coloured plates.

    "This voyage was especially significant for the natural history data collected. The ship sailed from Sydney under the command of Sir William Wiseman to display the British flag in the different archipelagos of the western Pacific. Visits were made to Lord Howe Island,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146569

  16. The Life and Dreadful Sufferings of Captain James Wilson, In various Parts of the Globe,
    WILSON, James. The Life and Dreadful Sufferings of Captain James Wilson, In various Parts of the Globe,

    Portsea : 1810

    The highly uncommon first edition of the first biography of James Wilson, captain of the Duff on her first missionary voyage to the South Seas. None of the four copies listed at auction in the last 40 years has had the attractive frontispiece.

    "Although there are several accounts of James Wilson's life, sufferings and missionary voyage, this... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 70373

  17. Log of the "Bayard" from London to Bombay.
    RUSSELL, Charles Watts. Log of the "Bayard" from London to Bombay.

    Oundle : [c.1870]

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just two copies traced in libraries world-wide (Oxford and British Library). The Bayard was a three-masted sailing ship built by Liverpool shipbuilders T. Vernon and Son in 1864. It was acquired by the Sun Shipping Company in 1868, the year of the author's journey, undertaken seemingly for health reasons.... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 143475

  18. Following the Equator.
    TWAIN, Mark. Following the Equator.

    Hartford, Connecticut : 1897

    First edition of Twain's travelogue from a tour through the British Empire. This bright copy with the preferred single Hartford imprint, and the signature "11" at p. 161.

    Having invested heavily in revolutionary but flawed typesetting machinery, by 1894 Twain was practically bankrupt. He thus set out on a tour of the British Empire in 1895 to... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 142588

  19. [NAVAL MEDICINE.] De morbis navigantium, liberus unus.
    ROUPPE, Louis. [NAVAL MEDICINE.] De morbis navigantium, liberus unus.

    Leiden : 1764

    First edition of this work on the diseases incidental to seamen, a considerably expanded edition of author's thesis published at Leiden in 1762. Louis Rouppe (1729-1780) travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician aboard the Princess Carolina vessel for the Dutch West Indische Companie. This work, published in Latin, is often considered the... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 132861

  20. A General Collection of Voyages and Travels,
    MAVOR, William Fordyce (ed.) A General Collection of Voyages and Travels,

    London : 1809-13

    A uniformly bound set of mixed second and third editions of Mavor's richly illustrated Voyages and Travels. It was first published in 25 volumes as Historical account of the most celebrated voyages, travels, and discoveries (1796) containing the standard accounts of famous voyagers such as Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan, Cook, and Pagès.

    The... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138665

  21. A Voyage to the South Sea,
    BLIGH, William. A Voyage to the South Sea,

    London : 1792

    First edition of Bligh's own full account of his voyage which led to the most famous mutiny in the history of the sea. "An extremely important book" (Hill).

    In mid-1787 Bligh received the command of the Bounty, then being fitted to transport breadfruit and other plants from the South Seas to the West Indies, part of an elaborate scheme to establish... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 143020

  22. Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806,
    KRUSENSTERN, Adam Johann von. Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806,

    Paris : 1821

    First edition in French of the first Russian circumnavigation, one of the most significant Pacific voyages after Cook, presented here in superior condition in a choice period binding, complete with the rare atlas of plates, "very important and difficult to obtain" (Hill). A highly desirable set.

    Krusenstern (Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern, 1770-1846)... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 143059

  23. Sailing Alone Around the World.
    SLOCUM, Joshua. Sailing Alone Around the World.

    New York : 1900

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his lecture manager on the front free endpaper, "Major J. B. Pond, yours truly Joshua Slocum, The Spray, New York, April 27th 1900", with Pond's bookplate to the front pastedown. Pond (1838-1903) was a civil war veteran and highly successful manager who also promoted Mark Twain,... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 133645

  24. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
    HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.

    London : 1841-43

    Scarce fifth edition of this important and justly famous publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation; this copy with an excellent nautical pedigree, having passed through the hands of a trio of American sea captains.

    Provenance: mounted on a preliminary... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 139134

  25. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same.
    HARRISON, John. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same.

    London : 1767

    First edition of the primary account of the invention of the marine chronometer, which revolutionized the science of navigation. "There was no comparable advance in navigational aids until the development of radar in the twentieth century" (Norman).

    In 1714, the Board of Longitude offered a substantial reward of 20,000 to anyone who could find... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 138402

  26. Voyages et avantures de Jaques Masse.
    TYSSOT DE PATOT, Simon. Voyages et avantures de Jaques Masse.

    Bourdeaux [i.e. The Hague] : 1710 [i.e. around 1714]

    First edition of this early utopian novel, "the best-known of all the radical philosophical novels of the Early Enlightenment" and which "surpassed practically every other work of philosophical fiction of the age for notoriety" (Israel, pp. liii and lvi). The novel details a Frenchman shipwrecked off South Africa - the co-ordinates are given as 60E/44S,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 123204

  27. 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

  28. A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean.
    BURNEY, James. A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean.

    London : 1803-17

    First edition of "the most important general history of early South Seas discoveries, containing practically everything of importance on the subject; collected from all sources, with the most important remarks concerning them... Many of the early voyages to California would be inaccessible were they not collected herein" (Hill). James Burney (1750-1821)... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 133007

  29. Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest- und Nordost-Küste von Amerika,
    FORSTER, George. Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest- und Nordost-Küste von Amerika,

    Berlin : 1791

    First edition of this "early and important compilation of voyages to the Northwest Coast containing the voyages of Meares, Mortimer, Portlock, and Dixon" (Forbes). The work, which provides an update to the voyages covered in Forster's 1784 Geschichte der Reisen und Entdeckungen im Norden, also includes a series of essays and commentaries by Forster... Learn More
    £8,000.00

    Stock Code: 134112

  30. 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

  31. The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen,
    WOODARD, David. The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen,

    London : 1804

    First edition, very pretty copy of this interesting shipwreck narrative, involving captivity and escape, a description of Celebes and a brief vocabulary of the Malay language.

    "In January of 1793, Woodard sailed in the American ship Enterprise form Batavia, bound for Manila. Sent off in a boat with five others to purchase provisions from another... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 67655

  32. Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean.
    COOK, James. Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean.

    Boston : Jan. 1797

    First US collected edition of Cook's three voyages. Forbes notes that it "appears to be an adaptation of the text contained in Volumes VI and VII of William Mavor's Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels & Discoveries" (1796). This edition is uncommon, with just two copies traced institutionally in the UK. "Cook earned his place... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 132846

  33. History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North.
    FORSTER, Johann Reinhold. History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North.

    London : 1786

    First edition in English, originally published in German in 1784. A comprehensive overview of northern explorations from ancient to modern times, including accounts of the English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish and Russian voyages in search of the Northwest and Northeast Passages from the earliest recorded explorations to 1780, including... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 132399

  34. A Voyage to the South Atlantic and round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean,
    COLNETT, James. A Voyage to the South Atlantic and round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean,

    London : 1798

    First edition of Colnett's account of his second Pacific voyage, one of the most important to the history of whaling. Colnett's lengthy preface also describes a two-month stay in Hawaii made during his first voyage, "one of the earliest visits to Hawaii after Cook" (McDonnell). A midshipman on the Resolution in Cook's second voyage, as part of a crew... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 132480

  35. Spacecraft with Wheels: the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
    APOLLO SPACE PROGRAM. Spacecraft with Wheels: the Lunar Roving Vehicle.

    Seattle, WA & Huntsville, AL. : 1971

    First and perhaps only edition of this wonderful promotional brochure touting the first manned extraterrestrial automotive vehicle. Extremely uncommon, no other copy traced. Developed by Boeing and General Motors, the LRV was an electric vehicle with four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, a rudimentary navigation system, airless tyres, and a theoretical... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 126329

  36. Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique,
    JUSTEL, Henri, ed. Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique,

    Paris : 1674

    First edition of this important collection of voyages, assembled by the Huguenot Henri Justel, a "promoter, through hospitality and correspondence, in circles in Paris and London, of the optimistic spirit of enquiry which would be a feature of the European Enlightenment" (ODNB); this is a most attractive copy with a fine provenance. Included here is... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 125351

  37. A Voyage Round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson, Esq;
    ANSON, George Anson, Baron; WALTER, Richard (comp.) A Voyage Round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson, Esq;

    London : 1776.

    Fifteenth edition, following the first of 1748. Anson (1697-1762) was in command of a squadron sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear. His expedition threatened to turn into a military fiasco. His small squadron was battered by storms and too few of his crew survived the journey... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 124563

  38. An Account of the Pelew Islands.
    KEATE, George. An Account of the Pelew Islands.

    London : 1788

    First edition of Keate's "remarkable" shipwreck narrative (NMM), in a handsome provincial binding. "In 1783, the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, was wrecked on a reef near one of the Palau (Pelew) Islands, a previously unexplored group. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 118289

  39. Lose Blätter, enthaltend Fingerzeige für Schifffahrttreibende, gesammelt von F.B.
    SHIPPING - B., F. Lose Blätter, enthaltend Fingerzeige für Schifffahrttreibende, gesammelt von F.B.

    Vegesack : 1863

    Rare first edition of a detailed "guide for skippers", published in Vegesack, the northern district of Bremen, on the Weser river and at the mouth of the river Lesum. Compiled by "F. B.", who remains otherwise unidentified, the work was assembled from information gathered over many years, both by personal experience, as well as from information given... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 113475

  40. [Sammelband of travel narratives and digests.]
    PHILLIPS, Sir Richard. [Sammelband of travel narratives and digests.]

    London : 1820-1

    An interesting sammelband of scarce travel narratives printed by the radical publisher and bookseller Sir Richard Phillips (1767-1840), including a rare collection of anonymous letters from William Parry's first Arctic voyage, and the sole editions in English of Baron Hallberg's Reise durch Skandinavien (1818) and of Louis Albert Necker de Saussure's... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 112632

  41. Westward Ha! Or, around the World in Eighty Clichés.
    PERELMAN, S. J. Westward Ha! Or, around the World in Eighty Clichés.

    New York : 1948

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For John McFadden with cordial best wishes, S. J. Perelman, 26 March 1966". Westward Ha! was the first of Perelman's "world travel pieces" (American National Biography). Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 112119

  42. 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

  43. Heaven Has Claws.
    DOYLE, Adrian Conan. Heaven Has Claws.

    London : 1952

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 105138

  44. The Case of Mr. John Harrison [drop-head and docket title].
    HARRISON, John. The Case of Mr. John Harrison [drop-head and docket title].

    [London] : 1773

    A rare and significant survival, this is the third of three editions published, the first undated in 1767, and another in 1770 (though no extant copy of that printing is recorded). This third was published the year before Harrison was awarded most of the prize offered under the terms of the 1714 Longitude Act, and indeed may never have been issued;... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 94021

  45. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    BLIGH, William. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;

    London : 1790

    First edition of Bligh's personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history", published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the incident" (Hill). The... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 92286

  46. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 80780

  47. The Road to Oxiana.
    BYRON, Robert. The Road to Oxiana.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Denison Ross, in memory of much help with this book and many others, from, Robert Byron". A superb association, the distinguished linguist and orientalist Sir Denison Ross (1871-1940) was professor of Persian at University College, London... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 79960

  48. 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

  49. Coryat's Crudities:
    CORYATE, Thomas. Coryat's Crudities:

    London : 1776

    First collected edition of the writings of Thomas Coryate (1577?-1617). The Crudities, describing his tour from London to Venice and back, is his best known work, with many points of historical interest, including his admirable rendering of the story of William Tell (cited as the earliest in English); it is also remembered for the prefatory mock-panegyric... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 75476

  50. 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

  51. Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or, a compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels:
    HARRIS, John. Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or, a compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels:

    London : 1764

    Third edition, greatly expanded from the first edition which was published as a rival publication to Churchill's Voyages, the present edition contains the fine series of maps by Bowen (rather than the Moll maps of the 1705 edition), including a printing of Tasman's original map. The modern voyages include Middleton to Hudson Bay 1741-42; Bering to the... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 72801

  52. The Life of Captain James Cook.
    COOK, James - KIPPIS, Andrew. The Life of Captain James Cook.

    London : 1788

    First edition of the "first English biography of Cook intended to give a well-balanced account of his life from birth to death, including his family and early years, and the capacities in which he was engaged prior to the famous voyages The Newfoundland and Labrador surveys are discussed, and the three voyages are dealt with in great narrative depth.... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 70808

  53. The Principal Navigations [together with] Purchas His Pilgrimes.
    HAKLUYT, Richard, & Samuel Purchas. The Principal Navigations [together with] Purchas His Pilgrimes.

    Glasgow : 1903-07

    A handsomely bound set of voyages and travels. Hakluyt took such patriotic pride in his countrymen's exploits in the fields of travel and adventure that he devoted his life to preserving the records of all English voyages. His Voyages was the greatest assemblage of travel accounts and navigations to all parts of the world collected up to its time, and... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 66561

  54. 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

  55. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's [sic]Strait,
    BEECHEY, F. W. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's [sic]Strait,

    London : 1831

    First octavo edition, same year as the Admiralty edition in quarto, of "one of the most valuable of modern voyages"(Hill). Beechey's expedition went to the Bering Strait "As a relief expedition to await the separate expeditions of Captains Franklin and Parry". Beechey heard at Kamchatka that Parry had turned back, but he waited at Kotzebue Sound for... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 60152

  56. The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, in Several Parts of the World…
    CHETWOOD, William Rufus The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, in Several Parts of the World…

    1726

    First edition. "Howes points out that Boyle's narrative must probably be a work of pure fiction, and certainly any reading of the novel supports his contention. Like the Thousand and One Nights, the novel is a series of tales, each new story prompted by a character in the last" (Gove). Sabin states that Castelman's narrative, which is distinguished... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 49943

  57. The Happy Isles of Oceania. Paddling the Pacific.
    THEROUX, Paul. The Happy Isles of Oceania. Paddling the Pacific.

    New York : 1992

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 49407

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