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COOK, James. Complete set of the three voyages.
London : 1773 - 85First editions of the second and third voyages, preferred second edition of the first voyage (see below). An imposing set, with good, strong impressions of the plates; as is customary, the outsize plates from the third voyage are contained in an atlas folio volume ("Booksellers are cautioned not to have them bound up, with the rest of the Plates" vol.... Learn More£39,500.00
Stock Code: 139237
FORSTER, Johann Reinhold. History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North.
London : 1786First 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
COOK, James. The Three Voyages... Round The World.
London : 1821An attractively illustrated edition, presented here entirely untrimmed, reprinting the full texts of the original published accounts of Cook's three voyages. "Captain Cook's three great voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 16138
[JUSTEL, Henri, ed.] Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique,
Paris : 1674First 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
(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
KIPPIS, A. Cook's Voyages.
London : 1893An attractively bound copy of Kippis's account of Cook's voyages, first published in 1788. The standard contemporary life of Cook by "the leading biographer of his day", the work was "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... Learn More£185.00
Stock Code: 136767
BELLEGARDE, Jean-Baptiste Morvan de. Complete Collection of Voyages made into North and South America,
London : 1711Second edition in English, following the first of 1708 - the year following the French first, Histoire Universelle des Voyages - attributed to Du Perier and published under the title A General History of all Voyages and Travels throughout the Old and New World, as per the banderolle in the frontis. A collection "devoted entirely to the early voyages... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137453
HARRIS, John. Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or, a compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels:
London : 1764Third 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
STRUYS, Jan Janszoon, Les Voyages de Jean Struys,
Amsterdam : 1681First edition in French, first published in Amsterdam in 1676, before becoming a Europe-wide best-seller. Purporting to be an account of the travels of a Dutch sail-maker and seaman, the truth of these adventures has been challenged in the past. However, it is now widely accepted that although "replete with plagiarised text and improbable events the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 94082
COOK, Captain James. Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean.
Boston : Jan. 1797First 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... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 132846
[CHETWOOD, William Rufus] The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, in Several Parts of the World…
1726First 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" (Imaginary Voyages). Sabin states that Castelman's narrative, which is distinguished... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 49943
[SWIFT, Jonathan.] Voyages du capitaine Gulliver en divers pays éloignés.
The Hague : 1762First Jean Swart edition and fifth edition in French of Gulliver's Travels, which was first published in French in 1727, one year after the first edition in English. The text of the first two volumes is abbé Pierre François Guyot Desfontaines's abridged adaptation, the same as that of the Paris editions. Included as part of this edition are "parts... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 112998
CHURCHILL, Awnsham & John. A Collection of Voyages and Travels,
London : 1732Second, 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
VALENTIA, George Annesley, Viscount. Voyages and Travels
London : 1809First edition, one of 50 large paper copies. "This work contains much information of a novel and important kind It was read through the press by Mr. Salt, who was Secretary and Draughtsman to Lord Valentia" (Lowndes). Henry Salt supplied all the drawings upon which the plates are based and in the same year, 1809, published a series of hand-coloured... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 46982
MEARES, John. Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the North West Coast of America.
London : 1790First edition, with the extra plate of the Philippines which Streeter notes as missing in most copies. John Meares (?1756-1809) "was sent out in 1786 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Soundhe built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 117376
OWEN, William FitzWilliam. Narrative of Voyages to Explore the Shores of Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar.
London : 1833First edition, from the collection of Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), British Arabist, colonial agent and explorer of inland Oman, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of the first volume, and subsequently bequeathed by his wife to Bath Public Library, with bookplates, manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. A pencilled... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 117623
LE BRUYN, Cornelius. Voyages … par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales.
Amsterdam : 1718First edition in French of one of the principal accounts of Russia published during the 18th century, originally issued in Dutch, Amsterdam 1711. Cornelis de Bruyn, the Dutch traveller and painter, also known for his account of his journey through the Levant, was the first traveller to whom the tsar gave permission to make drawings of the towns and... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 61428
HEYERDAHL, Thor. Kon-Tiki.
Chicago : 1950First US edition, originally published in Norway in 1948. The Kon-Tiki expedition was undertaken by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl to prove that Polynesia was settled from South America by a mixed race who travelled by raft. Their replica raft, named after the Incan sun god Kon-Tiki, was wrecked on a reef 98 days later. "A dramatic, designedly primitive,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 123671
FORSTER, George. Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest- und Nordost-Küste von Amerika,
Berlin : 1791First 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
POUCHOT DE CHANTASSIN, Claude-Michel, & Joseph-Jacques Le Maire. A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Year 1690 and 1691.
London : 1696First editions in English. The first part is a translation of Pouchot de Chantassin's Relation du Voyage et Retour des Indes Orientales pendant les Années 1690 & 1691. Par un Garde de la Marine Servant sur le Bord de Monsieur Duquesne (Paris, 1692). His name is not given in this translation, but appears in the privilege to the French edition. "The... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 80264
KRUSENSTERN, Adam Johann von. Voyage Round the World, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805, & 1806,
London : 1813First edition in English of the first Russian circumnavigation. Krusenstern's account was first published at St Petersburg in 1810. Krusenstern (Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern) had served in the British Navy in 1793-99. He was given command of the two-ship expedition under "a brilliant corps of officers" (Hill), intended to establish trade with China... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 124187
GILBERT, Thomas. Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the Year 1788, with Views of the Islands Discovered.
London : 1789First edition of this important, somewhat overlooked, First Fleet account, which also provides a record of the first trading voyage out of Port Jackson. "The Charlotte, commanded by Captain Gilbert, was one of the first fleet of ships conveying convicts and settlers to New South Wales in 1787. Having landed their consignments of convicts and making... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 90879
BURNEY, James. A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean.
London : 1803-17First 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
DARWIN, Charles. Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology
London : 1860Second edition, and the final definitive text. The Journal of Researches was first published as volume III of Fitzroy's Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle in 1839, and also issued as an independent volume at the same time. The second edition, extensively revised and reduced from about 224,000 words to 213,000,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 123893
DARWIN, Charles. Journal of Researches
London : 1839First separate edition, printed from the same sheets as Volume III of Fitzroy's Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, but with prelims i-iv cancelled and v-vi discarded. "His first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only to On the Origin of Species as the most often printed.... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 130580
DARWIN, Charles. Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History
London : 1873Second edition, later issue, "twelfth thousand", and the final definitive text. The Journal of Researches was first published as volume III of Fitzroy's Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle in 1839, and also issued as an independent volume at the same time. The second edition, extensively revised and reduced... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139482
HAKLUYT, Richard, & Samuel Purchas. The Principal Navigations [together with] Purchas His Pilgrimes.
Glasgow : 1903-07A 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
PALTOCK, Robert. Les hommes volans,
London : 1763First edition in French of this imaginary voyage, a significant and influential work of proto-science fiction. First published in English in December 1750, the story tells of a castaway in a fantastic land where men and women can fly. The debt to Robinson Crusoe is clear, also to the Arabian Nights and Gulliver's Travels,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139043
(COOK, James.) KIPPIS, Andrew. The Life of Captain James Cook.
London : 1788First 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
RENOUARD DE SAINTE-CROIX, Carloman-Louis-François Félix, marquis. Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine,
Paris : 1810First edition. Having lost Pondicherry (Puducherry) in the siege of 1793, the French regained it under the terms of the Treaty of Amiens, but in fact Henry Wellesley refused to cede it, and therefore when Renouard de Sainte-Croix (1767-1840) arrived in 1802 he was almost immediately imprisoned. A soldier-savant, he had been sent out to help organise... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 100737
WILSON, Charles Thomas, & Robert William Felkin. Uganda and the Egyptian Soudan.
London : 1882First edition, the Brooke-Hitching copy, with his pencilled initials to the initial blank of each volume.
This work "includes Mr Wilson's journey from Zanzibar to Rubaga. Wilson is the first European who has crossed the Victoria Nyanza, having made three voyages from Ntebbi to Kagei; and he has coasted its western shores twice" (Prince Ibrahim-Hilmy).
Dr... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119292
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] : 1849First 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
HAKLUYT, Richard, & Samuel Purchas. The Principal Navigations [together with] Purchas His Pilgrimes.
Glasgow : 1903-7A particularly nice example of the "the best modern edition" of Hakluyt in 12 volumes, together with Purchas's continuation in 20 volumes, handsomely bound in the publisher's original binding. First published in 1589, the text in this edition of Hakluyt's Voyages was derived from that of the 1598-1600 edition as revised by Hakluyt, and includes Sir... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 137771
CHAMPAGNAC, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph. Le Cook de l'enfance et de la jeunesse.
Paris : 1836First 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
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 80780
BRADFORD, William. The Arctic Regions.
London : 1873First and only edition of this highly uncommon and highly desirable Arctic record, one of perhaps as few as 300 copies. The book forms a record of the last of seven voyages to Labrador and Greenland that Bradford sponsored or participated in during the 1860s: "all early examples of what one might call 'eco-art tourism'"(Books on Ice).
Bradford was... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 94428
PARK, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:
London : 1799 & 1815First edition of the first work, second and best edition of the posthumous Journal of a Mission (same year as the first). "Until the publication of Park's book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and coastal areas... Having sent out four expeditions to the Niger, all of which had failed, the... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 132557
PARK, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:
London : 1816 & 1815A new edition of the first work, and second edition of the second work.
Apart from the north-east region and coastal areas, hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa prior to the publication of Park's book in 1799. After four failed attempts, the African Association designated Scotsman Mungo Park, who set sail on 22 May 1795, to find and... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 121842
(WEST INDIES) MILLER, George, Junior. The Traveller's Guide to Madeira and the West Indies;
Haddington : 1815First and only contemporary edition. A curiosity, a journal of a round trip to the West Indies being "chiefly made up of a series of minute engravings in which the events of each day are set forth pictorially. In all there are no fewer than 125 pictures, the whole being accompanied by a running commentary" (Couper, The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 139893
BARTOLOMMEI SMEDUCCI, Girolamo. L'America poema eroico.
Rome : 1650First edition of this "magnificent" (Gamba) celebration of the discovery of America, an allegorical epic in ottava rima, forty cantos each of a hundred stanzas, "a sort of Pilgrim's Progress in verse" (Rich).
The work celebrates the heroic wanderings and adventures of Amerigo Vespucci, in avowed imitation of Homer's Odyssey. In his introduction the... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 123372
HUGHES, Robert Edgar. Two Summer Cruises with the Baltic Fleet,
London : 1856Second edition, revised and expanded from the first of 1855, of the author's log book from his excursions to the Baltic. Reverend Robert Edgar Hughes, fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, began the first of his two voyages to the Baltic on 14th July 1854, at the apex of the Crimean War. Both the yacht and its crewmembers seemed inadequate for the... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139390
KEANE, John Fryer. My Journey to Medinah:
London : 1881First edition. The son of a Yorkshire clergyman, Keane ran away to sea at 12, spending some time on a collier brig. "By the age of 18 he had acquired a second mate's certificate. He claimed to have become a certified officer in the P&O line and between 1873 and 1877 to have taken voyages to the Black Sea, the Arctic and China, and to have worked on... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98733
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
DELISLE, Guillaume; Philippe Buache; & Jean Claude Dezauche. Atlas geographique et universel.
Paris : 1789First edition thus and uncommon (just four listings on OCLC, three of these for the BNF, and no complete copy at auction for 30 years). Jean-Claude Dezauche was one of the geographer-publishers most influential in the establishment of the French theoretical approach to cartography. This movement, which downplayed the decorative elements esteemed by... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 51612
RUSSELL, George. A Tour through Sicily, in the year 1815.
London : 1819First edition of this attractively illustrated and uncommon narrative. A contemporary reviewer, while bemoaning the book's high price of a guinea, remarked on Russell's "very minute and satisfactory descriptions of things which other travelers, have, perhaps, treated too negligently" (Analyses of Seven New Works of Voyages and Travels, 1819). George... Learn More£825.00
Stock Code: 140383
CAILLARD, Antoine Bernard. Catalogue des livres rares et précieux de la bibliothéque.
Paris : 1810First edition, second issue, presentation copy from a member of Caillard's family, inscribed "Donné à Monsieur Grutter, par son ami S. C. Caillard" on the half-title, with the rare four page sale schedule. First published by Debure in 1808, the catalogue was printed again, with the additional schedule inserted, for the posthumous auction of the library... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122638
[LONGUEVILLE, Peter.] The English Hermit; or the Adventures of Philip Quarll.
Gainsborough : 1807Scarce provincial printing in chapbook form of the immensely popular tale of Philip Quarll, first published in Westminster in 1727.
"Longueville's The Hermit... became an enormously popular work, rivalling Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, of which it is possibly the best imitation. It tells the story of one Philip Quarll, shipwrecked on... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 137834
RUSSEL, William Augustus. A New and Authentic History of England,
London : [1777-81?]An imposing and well-illustrated History of England from the time of the American Revolutionary War. The book was published in parts from 1777 onwards; three variant issues are known based on the dates of the historical events that the book includes, this going to 1781, the other two issues going to 1779. The book ends with the hope that the colonists... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 131920
[BAUDELAIRE, Charles, trans.] POE, Edgar Allan. Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym.
Paris : 1858First edition, printed in Corbeil, with the Crété typography, of Baudelaire's translation of Poe's only complete novel. Scarce in the original wrappers and in such good condition.
It was first published both in the US and UK in 1838 as The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, and was described by Jorge Luis Borges as "Poe's greatest book",... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 140025
MANDEVILLE, Sir John. The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile, Kt.,
New York : 1927First Grabhorn edition, number 129 of 150 copies only. A very attractive production, finely printed, delicately illustrated by Angelo, and handsomely bound. The text is taken from the English edition of 1725, which was taken from a 15th-century manuscript in the Cottonian library, collated against seven other manuscripts. Angelo's decorations are after... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 138808
(CENTRAL ASIA.) Russian Missions into the Interior of Asia.
London : 1823First edition of these English versions of three important early Central Asian narratives, published as part of Sir Richard Phillips's New Voyages and Travels series. Uncommon, just five locations on Copac, Oxford, Glasgow, Queen's Belfast, Senate House, and Natural History Museum. "The Russian government has, of late years, taken various measures to... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 106587
SAVIGNAC, Alida de. Les Contes Bleus.
Paris : [c.1830]First edition, uncommon complete as here, of this charming set of instructive tales for children by the French bluestocking Alida de Savignac (1790-1847). Volume I comprises three stories, each bound separately: La Petite Malade imaginaire; Juliette à Rome, ou les histoires du temps passé; and Camille. Volume II is divided identically: La Veillée;... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125728
AYROUARD, Jacques. Recueil de plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades et de quelques Cartes particulières de la Mer Méditerranée,
[Paris or Marseille?] : 1732-46First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region.
Ayrouard's work forms a working waggoner for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes on rocks and reefs, and... Learn More£18,000.00
Stock Code: 66701
STAUNTON, George. An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China...
London : 1798Second, corrected, edition of the official account of the first official British Embassy to China, headed by George, Earl Macartney; the first edition was published the previous year. Macartney was dispatched to Peking in 1792, travelling via Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope and Indonesia. He was accompanied by Staunton, and... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 129560
BURCKHARDT, John Lewis. Travels in Nubia;
London : 1822Second edition, first published in 1819. Burckhardt's travels were made under the aegis of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa. He arrived in London in 1806, and after failing to obtain a diplomatic posting he approached Sir Joseph Banks, one of the chief supporters of the Association, with a letter of introduction... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 80371
AYROUARD, Jacques. Recueil de plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades et de quelques Cartes particulières de la Mer Méditerranée,
[Paris or Marseille?] : 1732-46First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region. Ayrouard's work forms a working "waggoner" for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes on rocks and reefs, and... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 106965
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 : 1841-3An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 126537
THOMSON, William. A Tour in England and Scotland in 1785.
London : 1788First edition. Attractive journal-style tour of Britain, compared on publication to Pennant, "since the publication of Mr. Pennant's tour... several visitors... have endeavoured to imitate the manner of that candid, agreeable and entertaining traveller. The author now before us appears to be a candidate for the same praise; and he is not, indeed, without... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139655
GILBERT, William. De magnete, magneticisque corporibus, et de magno magnete tellure;
London : 1600First edition of "the first major English scientific treatise based on experimental methods of research. Gilbert was chiefly concerned with magnetism; but as a digression he discusses in his second book the attractive effect of amber (electrum), and thus may be regarded as the founder of electrical science. He coined the terms 'electricity,' 'electric... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 41553
TAYLOR, John. Essays on Money, and the Standard of Value.
London : 1833First collected edition, the author's own copy with his ownership signature dated 1884 to the front pastedown, and his manuscript additions and corrections apparently intended for a future edition. The book collects Taylor's previously published economic tracts and reissues them with a new general title page and introduction: The Restoration of National... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 134900