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NORTHERN IRELAND. The Album of Giants Causeway, Portrush & Coleraine Views.
London : [c.1890]Attractive leporello album of images reworked in an illustrative style from photographs made by the prominent Dundee firm of Valentine & Sons, Scotland's leading manufacturer of picture postcards. The London firm of Charles, Reynolds & Co. issued many such albums, this particular title being surprisingly uncommon, with WorldCat listing one copy only,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140147
[PETHERICK, Edward Augustus, compiler.] Edwards's Australasian Catalogue:
London : 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
SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
Dublin : 1744First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding.
Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141048
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second 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
YEATS. Jack B. (illus.); SYNGE, John Millington. The Aran Islands.
Dublin : 1907Signed limited edition, number 42 of 100 large paper copies signed by Synge and Yeats, and with plates hand-coloured by the artist. This book, based on the author's annual visits to the islands prompted by W. B. Yeats, would become the "the great prose manifesto of the Irish literary revival" (ODNB).
Accompanying this copy is a loosely inserted... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142886
RAFFLES, Thomas Stamford. The History of Java.
London : 1817First edition of Raffles's masterful account of Java. Raffles was appointed lieutenant governor of Java in 1811 when the island and its dependencies were occupied by Lord Minto following the annexation of the Netherlands by Napoleon. During the next four years he extended the area of European control and reorganized the Dutch colonial system in the... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 136364
[WATSON, H. C. MARRIOTT.] The Decline and Fall of the British Empire; or, The Witch's Cavern.
London : 1890First 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
COOK, James - HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,
London : 1773First edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, 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 of Venus from Tahiti, and then to... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 87127
CHATWIN, Bruce. The Songlines.
London : 1987First edition, first impression, of the author's fourth book. This work is Chatwin's "capacious exploration of Aboriginal creation myths and incorporated some of his early speculations about nomads" (ODNB). Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141986
MARTIN, John. An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean.
London : 1818Originally published in the previous year, this the "Second Edition, with additions" which include the folding map, a new preface and an enlarged introduction. "Considered the best report of Tongan life and culture before the arrival of Christianity the customs of the inhabitants and their inter-island wars, and also examples of Tongan songs and music"... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 80627
MARTIN, John. An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean.
Edinburgh : 1827Originally published ten years previously, this is the "Third Edition, considerably Improved", published in Constable's Miscellany Series. "Considered the best report of Tongan life and culture before the arrival of Christianity the customs of the inhabitants and their inter-island wars, and also examples of Tongan songs and music" (Hill). Mariner... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 81779
COOK, James - HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and
London : 1773-84Second 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
FORSTER, Johann Reinhold. Descriptiones animalium, quae in itinere ad maris Australis terras per annos 1772, 1773 et 1774
Berlin : 1844First edition of Forster's study of the Australasian fauna encountered on Cook's second voyage. A distinguished naturalist, Forster (1729-1798) was employed as Chief Naturalist for the Resolution on Cook's second voyage, accompanied by his son Georg (1754-1794) as an assistant; "the elder Forster proved to be a highly capable scientist and a keen observer... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 140525
DURKHEIM, Émile. Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.
Paris : 1912First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A mon collegue D. Parodi, Bien cordialement, E. Durkheim". Dominique Parodi (1870-1955) was among Durkheim's collaborators on their journal Année sociologique, subsequently the General Inspector of Public Instruction in France from 1919 to 1934, where he presided... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 140596
HARRISSON, Tom. Savage Civilisation.
New York : 1937First US edition, same year as the UK first. Uncommon, Harrisson's first book of anthropology based on the work of the Oxford expedition to the New Hebrides, for which he was officially the ornithologist; "When the rest of the Oxford party left Santo Island for home in 1934, Harrisson got to Malekula, where cannibalism was still widespread. Unarmed,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 51720
TROLLOPE, Anthony. New Zealand.
London : 1874First edition thus. In 1873 Trollope published Australia and New Zealand in two volumes; in 1874 the publishers reset the work and issued it in four discrete volumes, covering Victoria and Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, and the present New Zealand. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 144389
TROLLOPE, Anthony. Victoria and Tasmania.
London : 1874First edition thus, uncommon on the market. In 1873 Trollope published Australia and New Zealand in two volumes; in 1874 the publishers reset the work and issued it in four discrete volumes, covering New Zealand, New South Wales and Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, and the present Victoria and Tasmania. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 144388
THOMSON, J. P. British New Guinea.
London : 1892First edition of this in-depth analysis of New Guinea published nine years after its annexation in 1883. James Park Thomson was an experienced explorer and land surveyor who worked in Fiji and New South Wales. In this work he uses the notes and maps made by Sir William MacGregor, the British Administrator of New Guinea from 1888 until 1898. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118372
LABILLARDIÈRE, Jacques Julien Houton de. Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …
London : 1800First 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