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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
IRISH CATECHISM. The Catechism, or Christian Doctrine by way of Question and Answer,
Paris : 1742First edition of Donlevy's Irish-language Catholic Catechism, with the Irish and its English translation printed on parallel pages.
The Irish Roman Catholic priest Andrew Donlevy (1680-1746) was resident in Paris, where the book was published, and where this copy was likely bound. "Donlevy lamented the decline of the Irish language and worked... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146966
[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
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second 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
BEECHEY, F. W. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's [sic]Strait,
London : 1831First 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
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
SPEED, John. England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.
[London : 1627Second miniature edition of Speed's atlas of Great Britain and Ireland, following the edition of 1620, and showing the mapped landscape of Britain as it would have been known to Shakespeare.
The "farr larger Voulume Done by John Speed" is a reference to the famous Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611), issued in folio. Thomas Chubb explains... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 115052
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
ARABIC, Qatari - DAJANI, Khaled. Spoken Arabic of Qatar in English Script.
Beirut : 1956First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed, and inevitably rare. "This is colloquial Arabic. It is not 'school Arabic', but the real everyday language of the Qatar Arab people" (introduction). Apparently the only edition of one of the earliest guides to the Arabic dialects of the Arabian Gulf. Qatar, then a British Protectorate, was experiencing a surge... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131240
THIERCELIN, Louis. Journal d'un baleinier voyages en Océanie.
Paris : 1866First 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
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
SWEET, Samuel White, Captain. Captain Sweet's Views of South Australia.
Adelaide : c.1884Superb lifetime album of fully-captioned photographs of remarkable depth and clarity by the pioneering photographer of Australia Captain Samuel White Sweet (1825-1886), presenting a generous panorama of his art in prints reflecting the civic pride of the city of Adelaide through its many fine buildings, alongside the landscape of South Australia captured... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 129596
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
WILSON, James. The Life and Dreadful Sufferings of Captain James Wilson, In various Parts of the Globe,
Portsea : 1810The 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
PAULDING, Hiram. Journal of a Cruise of the United States Schooner Dolphin,
New York : 1831First edition of this uncommon and important account. The schooner USS Dolphin set out from Peru in 1825 in search of the crew of the whaling ship the Globe which had mutinied the previous year.
Dolphin visited the Galapagos, Marquesas, and Gilbert Islands in search of any reports of the ship, eventually finding just two surviving members of... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 147034