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CLERKE Charles.

Published by [c. 1780] (1780)

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Item Description: [c. 1780], 1780. Commanded by the Honorable Commodore Byron. By a Midshipman on Board the said Ship. 12mo. Contemporary sheep. iv, 5-94pp. London, A. Manson, c. An unsophisticated copy of this rare surreptitious account of Byron?s 1764-66 circumnavigation, which was the fastest on record at the time. This work is usually attributed to Midshipman Charles Clerke, who later served on all three of Cook?s voyages. He spent the final six months of the third voyage in command and contributed to the official account. It records the aspects of the Dolphin?s voyage for which it is famous: namely an encounter with the Patagonian Giants and its claim of the Falkland Islands for Britain. As with other unofficial accounts, it takes part of its vitality from what are surely embellishments, none being more salient than those relating to the Patagonians. While Byron?s official account (first published in Part I of Hawkesworth?sVoyages) describes a relatively short meeting, Clerke?s suggests a longer stay as he comments on numerous facets of Patagonian society, such as education, medicine, taxation and urbanity. Another point of differences the estimation of the height of the natives, which Byron deems to be between 6.6 and 7 feet, while Clerke claims their stature to extend to ?about ten feet? In this respect, the Midshipman?s report is fleshed out according to the body of the myth and would have appealed greatly to the popular imagination back in Europe. While this account appeared in a number of editions, our copy alters from the 1767 edition (believed to be the first) in that it is shorter and is not illustrated. The pagination links it with a 1784 edition, printed for A. Millar & J. Hodges. Any Midshipman edition is rare and this is certainly the case for the book in question, of which there are only 9 in WorldCat (2 of which are in Europe). Bookseller Inventory # 210660

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Item Description: Librairie de L Hachette, Paris, 1860. Contemporary Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Numerous wood engravings, many of which are by Gustave Doré, b/w plates, hard back binding in red cloth, slightly rubbed round corners otherwise in very good condition, gilt. A Complete Run from 1860 - 1892, +1893, 2nd semester only, +1894 1st and 2nd semester. Plus Nine Volumes from the New Series (1897, 1899, 1902-1906, 1909 and 1913), some foxing, volume o f 1897 in half-calf with top right corner of spine slightly damaged, published under the direction of Mr Edouard Charton, Librairie de L Hachette, Paris, 1860 - 1894 An important record of the age of exploration. The 19th century was known as the century of Western exploration in Asia, Africa, and America. Le Tour du Monde was the leading French journal in the field during the last half of that century. It was launched by Librairie Hachette in Paris under the supervision of Edouard Charton. Numerous leading European travellers published their first impressions of their travels even before their books were published. Also leading artists of the period worked in illustrating the articles in wood cuts and steel engravings up to mid 1880’s when printers started to use photography as illustrations. Western travellers who visited the Arab and Islamic countries published their first articles in this joornal. Lady Ann Blunt in Nejd’s article was illustrated in supurn wood cuts of Hai’l and Najd. The Ten Volumes from 1897 - 1913 are as follows: 1897 - No 1: 2 January 1897, 312 pp + vi / No 26: 26 June 1897/ No 27: 3 July 1897, 624 pp + vii / No 52: 25 December 1897. 1899 - No 1: 7 January 1899, xi / No 52:30 December 1899, 614 pp. 1900 - No 1: 6 January 1900, xi / No 52:29 December 1900, 621 pp. 1902 - No 1: 4 January 1902, xii / No 52:27 December 1902, 624 pp. 1903 - No 1: 3 January 1903, Xiv / No 52: 26 December 1903, 624 pp. 1904 - No 1: 2 January 1904, Xv / No 53: 31 December 1904, 636 pp. 1905 - No 1: 7 January 1905, Xiv / No 52: 30 December 1905, 624 pp. 1906 - No 1: 6 January 1906, Xz / No 52: 29 December 1906, 624 pp. 1909 - No 1: 2 January 1909, 624 pp / No 50: 11 December 1909, 421 pp + liv. 1913 - No 1: 4 January 1913, 624 pp +xii / N 52: 27 December 1913, 422 pp including index. Size: Large 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 011586

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Journal of a Voyage to North-America. Undertaken: CHARLEVOIX, [Pierre Francois

Item Description: London. Printed for R. and J. Dodsley. 1761., 1761. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 8vo. 21cm, first edition in English, in two volumes, viii,382 & viii,380, [xxii],pp.with one engraved folding map, bound in quarter dark brown calf,gilt ruled bands, fleurs-de-lis gilt stamped decoration in the panels, crimson crushed morocco labels, marbled boards, without half-titles or ads., else a tall clean set in attractive fine binding.(cgc) Lande 128. Vlach 149. Sabin 12139. Howes C-308.T.P.L. 190 (later edition). Clarke I-60. On Charlevoix's second trip to Canada in 1720, he was commissioned by the French Government to seek a route to the western sea. He journeyed to Lake Superior and descended the Mississippi, visiting the posts of what were then the extremities of the western frontier of New France.This is a translation of Volume Three of Charlevoix's `Histoire',1744, which recounted his two year journey through French North America. He was the only traveller of the first part of the eighteenth century to describe the interior of America. His history of New France was the first general history of Canada to be published. Bookseller Inventory # 36602

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Item Description: Utica: For the author, 1804., 1804. 158pp. plus errata. Modern three quarter gilt morocco and marbled boards. Browned and foxed, a few leaves dampstained, else very good. "Moulton had served the country under arms, before he shipped out on the American schooner Onico on the voyage 'to take fur seal in the Southern and Pacific Oceans, and when she had obtained her cargo, to proceed to Canton in China, to dispose of it, and take in a cargo of the merchandise of that country, for America.' Moulton's object for the voyage was to acquire property and to improve his health. He kept a diary for the length of the trip recording every event in detail. The whole crew with him suffered great hardship and indignities from the ship's master, George Howe, and the first mate, George Haley, who eventually sold the ship and abandoned the mutinous crew 'in a remote part of the Southern Hemisphere.' The Onico visited ports along the west coast of South America and Juan Fernandez, where the crew was deserted by Howe. The account includes interesting observations on the history, geography, climate, and natural history of the places visited, in addition to numerous documents pertaining to the events and account of the sealing activities. This little-known book is notable for its scarcity and for being the first book to be printed in Utica, N.Y. Although the printers are not stated, it was doubtless printed by Merrell & Seward" - Hill. This volume is one of the few narratives published of the early period of American sealing activities in the South Atlantic and South Pacific. HILL 1193. AII (UTICA) 15. HOWES M863. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 6832. SABIN 52236. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 17715A

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Oexmelin, Alexandre-Olivier & Raveneau de Lussan & Captain Charles Johnson (pseudonyme de Daniel Defoë), Illustrated by Rousset & Liébaux

Published by Trevoux : Par la Compagnie (1744)

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Item Description: Trevoux : Par la Compagnie, 1744. Rousset & Liébaux (illustrator). ~ 4 vol. ~ Frontispice au vol. I et 7 planches hors-texte dépliables ~ GRAVURES (à l'exception du frontispice, toutes les gravures sont dépliantes) : Vol. I : Un frontispice daté 1743 ; Un boucanier, complété en bas avec 3 petites gravures sur la façon de vivre des boucaniers (p. 11) ; Carte de l'embouchure du lac de Maracaibo (p. 177) ; Plan de Vera Cruz avec les Isles (sic) de St. Jean de Luz (p. 261) ; Pirogue espagnole (p. 311) ; Manière de pêcher la tortue, un lamantin, 3 catégories d'harpon (p.373) - Vol II : Carte de l'Isthme de Panama (p. 97) ; Plan de la ville de Cartagêne (p. 317) ~ TITRES : Volumes 1 et 2: Histoire des Avanturiers Flibustiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes, contenant ce qu'ils ont fait de remarquable, avec la Vie, les Moeurs, et les Coutumes des Boucaniers, & des Habitants de S. Domingue & de la Tortue; Une description exacte de ces lieux; Et un Etat des Offices tant Ecclésiastiques que Séculiers, & ce que les plus grands Princes de l'Europe y possèdent. Le tout enrichi de Cartes Géographiques & de Figures en Taille-douce. / Par Alexandre-Olivier Oexmelin - Nouvelle Edition Corrigée & Augmentée de l'Histoire des Pirates Anglois depuis leur Etablissement dans l'Isle de la Providence jusqu'à présent : Tome Premier (et Tome Second). A Trevoux, Par la Compagnie. MDCCXLIV. Volume 3 :Histoire des Avanturiers Flibustiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes, contenant la Journal du Voyage Fait à la Mer du Sud. / Par le Sieur Raveneau de Lussan : Tome Troisiéme. - A Trevoux, Par la Compagnie. MDCCXLIV. Volume 4: Histoires des Pirates Anglois Depuis leur Etablissement dans l'Isle de la Providence jusqu'à présent. Contenant toutes leurs Avantures, Pirateries, Meurtres, Cruantés, Excès, etc. Avec La Vie et les Avantures De deux Femmes Pirates Marie Read & Anne Bonny. Et un Extrait des Loix & des Ordonnances concernant la Piraterie. / Traduite de l'Anglois. Du Capitaine Charles Johnson [Daniel Deföe] : Quatrieme Tome. - A Trevoux, Par la Compagnie. MDCCXLIV. Signatures: p1, a-a6, A-R12/6; p1, A-R12, S-S8, T-T2; p1, A-P12/6, [P6 b]; p1, a-a12, e-e12, i-i6, A-P12 [P12 b] ~ Veau marbré d'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons dorés, pièces de titre et tomaisons rouges dorés, tranches rouges ~ Tome I: frontis+[12]+394+[1]p+5 pl. dépl. (p. 1, 177, 261, 311, 373); Tome II: titre+428p+2 pl. dépl. (p. 97, 317); Tome III: titre+348p+1fb; Tome IV: titre+lX+356p+1fb. ~ 17x11x13cm. ~ Coins frottés avec manque de cuir, 1 mors fendu au tome I, 1 coiffe absent au tome II, quelques nerfs légèrement frottés, par ailleurs très bon exemplaire, l'intérieur très frais. Signature ancienne à l'encre sur les 4 titres ~ Heavy item, circa 1.4 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/. Bookseller Inventory # 1223B

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JOURNAL DU SECOND VOYAGE DU CAPITAINE COOK,: MARRA, John. ONCE

MARRA, John. ONCE IN THE PARSON COLLECTION.

Published by Amsterdam et se trouve a Paris chez Pissot et Nyon (1777)

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Item Description: Amsterdam et se trouve a Paris chez Pissot et Nyon, 1777. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE. 1777, translated by De Freville from the 1775 London printing. 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, large folding engraved map at rear showing the routes of the two ships, plus an EXTRA ADDED MAP not called for in the collation, placed before the half-title "Part of the Tropical discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook 1774, the revised issue". taken from the Gentleman's Magazine 1776 (this map was added recently, it was not present when listed in the Parson Collection). Pages: half-title and title page, [1] xix, [1], 1-546, bound in full contemporary French mottled calf, gilt title to spine, floral gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, upper hinge beginning to crack but covers holding firmly, occasional pale foxing, a few pages lightly age-browned, 1 page has pin hole affecting 1 letter, easily understood, small pale brown spot to last 2 pages, short closed tear to 1 lower margin neatly repaired not affecting text, Victor Froussard's name on a small label mounted at top of half-title and his name stamped in ink. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy. John Marra's book first appeared anonymously in England in 1775. It was the first full account published of Cook's second voyage and was a first hand account as Marra was an Irish gunner on the Resolution. It contained many observations and incidents which did not appear in the official account which appeared 18 months later. It contained an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast and It also contained the first printed account of the Antarctic based on actual observation, the Resolution having crossed the Antarctic circle at 3 points. See The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 1, No. 107; Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 234 No 1272. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 21778

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Item Description: London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley., ., 1761. Two volumes. viii,382; viii,380,[22]pp. plus 4pp. of ads and folding map. Half titles. Contemporary calf, leather label, raised bands. Extremities bit rubbed, hinges starting. Some light foxing. Still very good. Charlevoix was sent to Canada by the Jesuits at the age of twenty-three. After four years of missionary work he returned to France, whereupon he accepted the commission for this trip from the regent of France. During 1720- 22 he travelled in the Great Lakes region and down the Mississippi. Although his trip was publicly stated to be for the purpose of inspecting interior posts and settlements, he was actually under orders to seek out information relating to the existence of a passage to the Pacific via continental North America. During his travels Charlevoix questioned the Sioux and traders he found returning to the Mississippi via the Missouri River. Although he hoped to return up the Mississippi in 1723, he fell ill at Biloxi and was forced to return to France from there. ".One of the most interesting of 18th century travel books" - Graff. HOWES C308, "b." GRAFF 651. SABIN 12139. CLARK I:60. FIELD 283. SERVIES 419. PILLING, PROOF- SHEETS 758. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 25702

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Item Description: London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley., 1761., 1761. Two volumes. viii,382; viii,380,[26]pp. Folding map. Half title in each volume. Contemporary calf, spines richly gilt, gilt morocco labels. Spines darkened, expertly rebacked with original spines laid down. Offsetting onto the map, and from the map onto the titlepage of the first volume. Light foxing (mostly in second volume). Very good. Charlevoix was sent to Canada by the Jesuits at the age of twenty-three. After four years of missionary work he returned to France, whereupon he accepted the commission for this trip from the regent of France. During 1720-22 he travelled in the Great Lakes region and down the Mississippi. Although his trip was publicly stated to be for the purpose of inspecting interior posts and settlements, he was actually under orders to seek out information relating to the existence of a passage to the Pacific via continental North America. During his travels Charlevoix questioned the Sioux and traders he found returning to the Mississippi via the Missouri River. Although he hoped to return up the Mississippi in 1723, he fell ill at Biloxi and was forced to return to France from there. ".One of the most interesting of 18th century travel books" - Graff. To be priced 3750 HOWES C308, "b." GRAFF 651. SABIN 12139. CLARK I:60. FIELD 283. SERVIES 419. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 758. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 25702D

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JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE SIAM: CHOISY, François-Timoléon Abbé

CHOISY, François-Timoléon Abbé de.

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Item Description: FAIT EN M. DC. LXXXXV [1685] ET M. DC. LXXXVI. [1686] | PAR M. L. D. C. A PARIS, Chez Sebastien Marbre-Cramoisy, Imprimeur du Roy, ruë Saint Jacques, aux Cicognes. M. DC. LXXXVII. [1687]. AVEC PRIVILEGE DE SA MAJESTÉ [LE ROI LOUIS XIV]. In 4º (de 23x18 cm) com [i], 416 págs. Encadernação francesa da época, inteira de pele, com finos ferros a ouro na lombada. Cantos cansados. Corte das folhas carminado da época. Exemplar com restauro marginal da folha de rosto e vestígios de oxidação natural do papel em alguns cadernos. Nota em Extrait du Privilege: ?Il est permis à Sebatrien Mabre-Cramoisy Imprimeur du Roy, & Directeur de son Imprimerie Royale, d?imprimer un manuscrit qui luy est tombé entre les mains.? Uma boa cópia da primeira edição original francesa, contendo a transcrição de um jornal ou diário de viagem, com entradas dia-a-dia das navegações e visitas ao Reino do Sião (Tailândia), Laos, Camboja, e Cochinchina (Vietnam) e o regresso à Europa. Obra traduzida em inglês com o título de Journal of a Voyage to Siam, Oxford University Press, New York e Kuala Lumpur, 1993. Em 1685, foi encomendada ao abade Timoleon de Choisy (1644-1724, na Academia Francesa desde 1687) a viagem a bordo de um navio enviado por Louis XIV, o Rei Sol. O objetivo da missão era obter a conversão ao cristianismo do Rei do Sião (Tailândia) e obter os privilégios comerciais. Apesar de terem sido oferecidos muitos presentes e lisonjas, esta viagem foi um fracasso. Chegado à Tailândia o abade maravilha-se com a música, as cerimónias estranhas, as procissões gigantescas, as visitas aos pagodes e aos seus ídolos de ouro, com as caçadas aos elefantes, com os fogos-de-artifício, etc. O impressor Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy convenceu Choisy a publicar a sua descrição. Este diário aparece como Choisy o escreveu durante a sua viagem - e aparentemente sem ser reformulado - dando ao texto uma grande espontaneidade. Escrito como um diário de bordo, o texto é muito agradável, com vivacidade e precisão, e teve um grande sucesso no século XVII. Há também a questão (não resolvida) da possível expedição que não conseguiu chegar à Austrália e Costa de Java. Rare édition originale française de ce très vivant récit de voyage en Siam (Tailand), Laos, Camboja, e Cochinchina (Vietnam) et retour en Europe. En 1685, l? Abbé Timoléon de Choisy (1644-1724, reçu à l?Académie Française en 1687), parvient à s"embarquer sur un vaisseau dépêché par le Roi Soleil. But de la mission: obtenir la conversion au christianisme du Roi de Siam et des privilèges commerciaux. Malgré l?échange de nombreux cadeaux et de propos flatteurs, ce fut un échec. Arrivé au Siam, l?abbé s?émerveille des musiques et des cérémonies étranges, les curieuses cérémonies, les gigantesques processions aquatiques rythmées d?une musique bizarre, les visites aux pagodes peuplées d" idoles dorées, les chasses à l?éléphant, les feux d?artifice, etc. L?imprimeur Sébastien Mabre-Cramoisy réussit à convaincre Choisy de le publier. Le journal paraît alors au mois de mai, tel que Choisy l?a rédigé durant son voyage et apparemment sans avoir été retravaillé, ce qui confère au texte une grande spontanéité. Rédigée sous forme de journal la relation est fort plaisante touchant d?enthousiasme et de précision, a rencontré un grand succès au XVIIeme siècle. Il y est aussi question de l?expédition manquée vers l?Australie et les côtes de Java. First edition of this important and early work on Siam by Choisy?s (1644-1724) with observations during his stay in Siam in 1685 and 1686. Contemporary full calf binding slightly bumped at corners. Some natural foxing due to very different quality of several batches of paper. Marginal repair at title page. Original endpapers. Rare original French edition of this lively travelogue in Siam (Thailand), Laos, Cambodia, e Cochinchina (Vietnam) and the voyage back in Europe. In 1685, the Abbot Timoleon de Choisy (1644-1724, from the French Academy since 1687) was commissioned to board a ship sent by Lou. Bookseller Inventory # 1502JC001

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MARRA (John);COOK (James);

Published by Pissot, Nyon, Amsterdam, Paris (1777)

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Item Description: Pissot, Nyon, Amsterdam, Paris, 1777. In-8 de 2 ff.n.ch. XIX 546 pp., plein veau havane raciné de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre, tranches marbrées. Bel exemplaire de cette édition originale peu commune de la traduction française, parue anonymement avant l'édition officielle, traduite par A. F. L. de Fréville, illustrée d'une carte gravée repliée. Ouvrage contenant des observations et le récit d'incidents non reproduits dans le second voyage de Cook (O'Reilly-Reitman, 380). Bookseller Inventory # 10632

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Essais historiques sur l'Inde, précédés d'un Journal: DE LA FLOTTE

DE LA FLOTTE

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Item Description: Hérissant le Fils, 1769. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Bon. Edition originale. In-12 (17,4 x 10,3 cm), faux-titre, titre, 360 pp., (6) ff., veau fauve moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Edition originale, ornée de 3 planches gravées, "Brama, Dieu des Indiens", "Vue d'une Tour de Pagode", et "Homme qui fait danser les Serpens". Exemplaire aux armes de Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex-libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (frottements sur le dos et les plats, quelques rousseurs). // 12o (17,4 x 10,3 cm), half-title, title, 360 pp., (6) ff., fawn speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns-in, red sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). First edition, illustrated with 3 engraved plates, "Brama, Dieu des Indiens", "Vue d'une Tour de Pagode", and "Homme qui fait danser les Serpens".Copy bearing the arms of Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (rubbings on spine and covers, some spots). Bookseller Inventory # 002774

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Charton, M. Edouard.

Published by Librairie Hachette et Cie. 1860-1893., Paris. (1860)

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Item Description: Librairie Hachette et Cie. 1860-1893., Paris., 1860. Book Condition: Very Good. vg/0 French Text. Series: complete run from 1860 to 1893 lacking 1874 volume. Originally issued in two volumes per year, this set is bound in annual volumes with the exception of 1870-71 in which there appears to have been only one volume each year, and these are bound together. 4to. quarter red leather with marbled boards. Bookseller Inventory # 140691

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The history of a voyage to the: Pernety, Antoine Joseph.]

Item Description: printed for William Goldsmith and David Steel, London, 1773. 4to, pp. [4], xvii, [1], 294; 16 copper-engraved maps and plates (7 folding), some with offsetting; folding maps with a few short tears, the whole a bit spotted, otherwise a nice enough copy in modern full calf, green morocco label. With an old Dublin Library Society rubberstamp on verso of title-p., with the inscription "A present to the Dublin Library from Mr. George June 14th 1791" and with another inscription at the top of E2(r) "Ex libris George Barnes 1767." "This voyage was undertaken by Louis de Bougainville at his own expense, in order to found a French colony in the islands named by him the Malouines, in honor of French seamen from St. Malo ? The settlement was protested by the Spanish and the French government surrendered it to them on the condition of their indemnifying Bougainville. This work is mainly devoted to the study of the natural history of the Falkland Islands ? Pernety, the author, was a Benedictine monk. The first edition was published at Berlin in 1769" (Hill). Sabin 6870; Hill: Pacific Voyages (2004 edition), 1328. Bookseller Inventory # 26328

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PARRY William Edward

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Item Description: 1821. First Edition. PARRY, William Edward. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20 London: John Murray, 1821. Quarto, original brown boards rebacked in contemporary brown morocco, raised bands, uncut. $3500.First edition of the account of Parry’s important first voyage, uncut and in scarce original boards. Illustrated with engraved maps and plates.Parry's expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage was one of the most important early explorations of the Arctic. He collected valuable data on the region's climate, natural history, and geography, charting hundreds of miles of treacherous coastline. Along the way Parry sailed through, explored, and named the Barrow Strait, Prince Regent Inlet, Wellington Channel, and several of the Parry Islands. He made two additional attempts to discover the Passage, both unsuccessful. With folding frontispiece map, three folding plates, 16 full-page plates, and tipped-in errata slip. Hill, 226. Auction catalogue dated 14 and 15 May, 1851 tipped in between pages xii and xiii.A large, clean, entirely uncut copy in original boards. Bookseller Inventory # 37949

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Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery: PARRY, William Edward

Item Description: London: John Murray 1821-24., 1821. First editions. Two volumes. 4to. (viii), xxx, (ii), 310, (ii), clxxix, (3); (viii), xxx, (ii), 571, (1) pp. Uniformly bound in contemporary full diced calf with subtly different gilt tooling to the spines and edges of the boards, marbled endpapers. The first voyage with 5 folding maps including the frontispiece, 1 full page map and 16 full page plates; the second voyage with a frontispiece, 25 plates and 5 maps plus 4 folding maps and 4 folding views of coastline at the end. Both volumes sometime expertly rebacked preserving the original spines, some minor rubbing, an attractive set. Bookseller Inventory # 29325

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Item Description: London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. lii, 506 & viii, 363, ccxxxiii; 4 coloured lithographs, 2 uncoloured lithographs of fossils, 2 folding maps, wood-engs. to text; some foxing, tears to folds of maps neatly repaired, Merewether crest stamped in blind to each title-page, good in contemporary half calf, spines elaborately gilt, boards a little scuffed, an attractive set. Bookseller Inventory # 67620

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The Private Journal of Captain G. F.: LYON, George Francis.

LYON, George Francis.

Published by London: John Murray, 1824 (1824)

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1824, 1824. Octavo (208 x 128 mm). Contemporary purple calf, broad gilt-hatched flat bands to spine, twin rules gilt either side, red morocco label to second compartment, the others with central quatrefoil in gilt, multiple gilt rules to head and foot, decorative blind border to covers, marbled endpapers. 20th-century monogram bookplate to front pastedown, blind-stamp reading "Rodlease, Boldre, Lymington", listed Georgian mansion, to the front free endpaper; late-19th-century pencilled marginalia to p. 65 et seq. Spine darkened, subtly repaired at head, joints and corners skilfully refurbished, small dent to top edge, a few light scuffs and indentations to sides, browning to half-title from old laid-in plant leaf, sporadic pale foxing to lower margins of text-block, upper outer corners of sigs. 2B8-2C1 and 2C7-2D1 slightly creased and soiled, light spotting to plates, map very faintly offset, otherwise a few trivial spots or marks. A very good copy, complete with the half-title and dedication leaf. Engraved frontispiece and 6 similar plates after original drawings by the author, folding route map. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "Miss Smith, with the best regards of an old acquaintance - Geo. F. Lyon" on the title page. Commissioned lieutenant in 1814, Lyon (1795-1832) accompanied Joseph Ritchie's abortive expedition into southern Libya in 1818 (having replaced Frederick Marryat), publishing a well-received account of his travels in 1821, the same year that he was promoted commander and "appointed to the Hecla under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry in the Fury. The expedition, Parry's second in the search for the north-west passage, sailed on 8 May 1821, entered the Arctic region through Hudson Strait, examined Repulse Bay and the neighbouring coast of Melville peninsula, and wintered at a small island to the eastward of the Frozen Strait. The next summer they went further north and entered Fury and Hecla Strait, but the season being then far advanced they turned back, wintered at Igloolik (lat. 69°21' N, long. 81°44' W), and came home in autumn 1823, as signs of scurvy among the crew made it inadvisable to stay. On 13 November Lyon was promoted captain, and the following year he published The private journal of Captain G. F. Lyon" (ODNB). The next year he led an unsuccessful expedition to Repulse Bay with instructions to continue the survey of the mainland Begun by John Franklin. His Private Journal proved popular and there was a second edition the following year; this copy is appealingly presented in a strictly contemporary, unusual binding of purple calf. Howgego II L52. Bookseller Inventory # 120217

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A Journal of a Voyage from London: WHITEFIELD, George.

Item Description: London: James Hutton; W. Strahan -39-39-39-40-40-41, 1738. 8vo. pp.8+53; [iv]+38; iv+115; iv+40; 88; 58+[2 ads.]; title+85+[1]. Modern brown morocco over marbled boards. Ex libris Hampstead Public Libraries with their stamp on verso of first title. and shelf number to foot of spine. A rare complete collection of these seven journals of the famous evangelist during his tour inspired by John and Charles Wesley. (Sabin, 103534, 103535, 103538, 103540, 103542, 103545 & 103550). Bookseller Inventory # 29406

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Item Description: 1745. Under the Command of Commodore George Anson. Together with some historical accounts of Chili, Peru, Mexico, and the empire of China. First edition. 8vo. Contemporary calf, gilt, rebacked, old spine laid down, some light wear to edges. [xvi], 347, 39pp. London, S.Birt, J. Newbery, J. Collyer, Pascoe Thomas's Journal precedes the official account of Anson's voyage by three years. In addition to providing a detailed account of this important circumnavigation, the work also includes an appendix listing the treasure taken from the Nuestra Signora del Buono Carmella. Hill, 1693; Sabin, 95437. Bookseller Inventory # 194241

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TROISIEME VOYAGE de COOK, ou Journal d'une: RICKMAN, John]. ONCE

RICKMAN, John]. ONCE IN THE PARSONS COLLECTION OF RARE PACIFIC VOYAGES.

Published by ParisChez Pissot pere & fils Libraires quai des Augustins & Laporte Libraire rue des Noyers (1782)

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Item Description: ParisChez Pissot pere & fils Libraires quai des Augustins & Laporte Libraire rue des Noyers, 1782. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1782, SECOND STATE, translated from the English by Jean-Nicolas Demeunier. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette of farm buildings and trees on title page, illustrated with a folding engraved frontispiece representing the death of Captain Cook on Hawaii, "Mort du Capitaine Cook à OWhy-hée, Fevrier 1779", and a folding engraved map showing the tracks of the Resolution and the Discovery, pages: x, [1] -508, complete with half-title, final page has the Approbation and "De l'imprimerie de Valade". Still in its original French marbled wrappers and uncut, housed in a blue drop down box, with gilt letter leather label on spine, and the binder's name in gilt inside at the bottom of the spine " Newbold & Collins, Sydney". The binding is worn and rubbed, half the lower wrapper repaired with matching paper and ragged at edges, spine rubbed with loss of marbled paper, the folding map has some small neat repairs to blank side and one larger repair running into image, but no loss, some folds beginning to split, text mostly clean and crisp with the occasional small brown spot, old ink manuscript notes on the blank side of rear wrapper, old ink name on title page, the same as shown in the image in the Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, hard to read but looks like "Lestrange". Rare in original state. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 123; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 1, page 38, No.45. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 21334

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Journal du voyage du chevalier Chardin en: Chardin, [Jean].

Chardin, [Jean].

Published by Lyon, Thomas Amaulry, 1687. (1687)

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Item Description: Lyon, Thomas Amaulry, 1687., 1687. 8vo. 2 vols. (24), 438 pp. 439, (9) pp. With engr. portrait frontispiece, additional engr. title, folding engr. map and 15 engr. plates (12 folding). Contemp. French full calf with giltstamped spines. Edges sprinkled in red. Second French edition of Chardin's account of his travels in Persia and India. Includes extracts from the Qur'an (sura 26) as well as Muslim religious songs extolling the greatness of Prophet and the city of Mecca. The French traveller Jean Chardin (1643-1713) had spent the years 1665-70 and 1671-77 in the Middle East and is considered the most knowledgeable westerner of his period with regard to Persian geography and customs (cf. Henze). "He apparently knew Esfahan better than Paris and visited nearly every part of the country. His account of the Persian court and his business transactions with the shah are of considerable interest" (Howgego). "The son of a jeweller, Chardin first went to the Levant in 1665 in order to purchase gems. He made a second journey there in 1671, spending much time in the company of the artist Guillaume Grelot, whom he met in Constantinople and whose drawings inspired the engravings in the present work. Chardin's acute observations and valuable insights into oriental life were highly praised by Montesquieu, Rousseau, Gibbon and Helvetius, all of whom drew on his work in their own writings" (Atabey 218). Persecuted as a Protestant, Chardin settled in London in 1681 and was appointed jeweller to the Royal Court. His journal, originally written in French, was first published in an English translation (London, 1686); the same year, the first French edition appeared in Amsterdam - translated back from the English (cf. Howgego). As Chardin did not consider himself qualified to remark on India, the early editions do not include an account of this part of his journey (though it was ultimately published in 1711). - Some browning; spine-ends chipped; a few tears to individual plates professionally repaired. Altogether a good copy. Rare; OCLC cites a single copy (in the BnF), while Quebec appears to possess a four-volume 12mo variant, and a separate first volume is in the Newberry Library. OCLC 457498604. Cf. Howgego I, 216f. Henze I, 557f. Bookseller Inventory # 33933

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Journal of the Proceedings of the Late: Henry Ellis

Item Description: London, Printed for J. Murray, 1817. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. First Edition. London, Printed for J. Murray, 1817. vii, [1], 526, [2] p. front (port.) col. pl., maps (1 fold.) 28 cm. Fully bound in contemporary brown calf skin leather. Dark brown Morocco spine label with gilt lettering and borders. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Slight scuffing to edges. Loss to spine. Clean, unmarked pages, save for minor damp stain to lower initial pages.Etched frontispiece portrait of the author; 7 hand-colored aquatint plates; 3 engraved maps, the first folding. Errata leaf at end of volume. Interspersed with observations upon the face of the country, the polity, moral character, and manners of the Chinese nation.Sir Henry Ellis, diplomatist, began his career as minister plenipotentiary ad interim in Persia, and returned after only a year, having succesfully negotiated a peace treaty. This volume is a first edition of the author's account of the European expedition to China, which was a rare undertaking during this period. Bookseller Inventory # 1303260053

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Journal of a voyage between China and: Shaler, William
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Item Description: Philadelphia, 1808. First printing of this important account (on pages 137-175) of a voyage to the Columbia River from Canton, and along the west coast of America; 8vo, pp. vii, [1], 583; recent half tan calf antique, red morocco label on spine; top of title page neatly clipped away, else fine in a nice new binding. Forbes 96: "After trading [at the Columbia River], Shaler followed the west coast of America down to Guatemala, returning to California early in 1805. The narrative has a lengthy description of the settlements in California an aspects of his commercial trading up and down that coast . Shaler arrived in Hawaii August 19, 1805, and continued to Oahu September 1, later trading at Waimea, Kauai . He gives a good general physical description of the islands, and comments on the religious and political structure . This narrative is particularly important for its comments on Kamehameha, his politics and plans for territorial expansion, and the political intrigues between Kamehameha and Kaumualii in which Shaler had a part." Howes S-324; Judd 160. Bookseller Inventory # 41953

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A JOURNAL OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS IN: AMERICANA). HARMON, DANIEL

Item Description: Printed by Flagg & Gould, Andover, 1820. FIRST EDITION. 210 x 125 mm. (8 1/4 x 5"). 432 pp.Edited by Daniel Haskell. FIRST EDITION. Fine contemporary tree sheep, smooth spine, red morocco label. In a brown cloth chemise and matching morocco-backed slipcase. With frontispiece portrait and folding map depicting the interior of North America. Rear pastedown with errata slip laid on. Howes H-205; Sabin 30404; Wagner-Camp 17; Streeter 3692; Field 656. Text somewhat foxed due to paper quality, map with one-inch split along one fold, otherwise a fine copy, the leaves fresh and clean, and the original binding with just a few signs of use. This vivid account of life as a fur trader in Canada is an important source of information on the North American frontier and the Native Americans who lived there. Daniel Williams Harmon (1778-1843) was a New Englander who went to Canada in 1800 to follow the booming fur trade, and his endeavors took him westward from Montreal all the way to the Pacific. As ANB observes, it is "an intensely personal memoir of his encounters with the elements, the natives, friends, and ultimately his own inner self. The abiding appeal of these encounters derives from their extraordinary nature. The native broths of buffalo dung and caribou dung must have shocked the 'civilized' palate of New Englanders. So too the claim that the seventy souls at Fort Alexandria (near Fort Pelly, Saskatchewan) devoured 450 pounds of meat a day." Harmon is largely approving of the native cultures he encounters, praising the generosity and hospitality they extend to him, but he is disturbed by the casual acceptance of murder and the treatment of women. He takes a native woman as a companion, originally intending to leave her with her own people when he returned to "civilization," but in an affecting passage near the end of the journal, he explains his decision to take her back to the States with him, their relationship having been "cemented by a long and mutual performance of kind offices, but, also, by a more sacred consideration." Following the journal itself are sections describing the Indian tribes on the east and west sides of the Rocky Mountains, vocabulary lists for the two most widely spoken Indian languages, and a brief discussion of the principal fauna in the region. This vivid account of life as a fur trader in Canada is an important source of information on the North American frontier and the Native Americans who lived there. Daniel Williams Harmon (1778-1843) was a New Englander who went to Canada in 1800 to follow the booming fur trade, and his endeavors took him westward from Montreal all the way to the Pacific. As ANB observes, it is "an intensely personal memoir of his encounters with the elements, the natives, friends, and ultimately his own inner self. The abiding appeal of these encounters derives from their extraordinary nature. The native broths of buffalo dung and caribou dung must have shocked the 'civilized' palate of New Englanders. So too the claim that the seventy souls at Fort Alexandria (near Fort Pelly, Saskatchewan) devoured 450 pounds of meat a day." Harmon is largely approving of the native cultures he encounters, praising the generosity and hospitality they extend to him, but he is disturbed by the casual acceptance of murder and the treatment of women. He takes a native woman as a companion, originally intending to leave her with her own people when he returned to "civilization," but in an affecting passage near the end of the journal, he explains his decision to take her back to the States with him, their relationship having been "cemented by a long and mutual performance of kind offices, but, also, by a more sacred consideration." Following the journal itself are sections describing the Indian tribes on the east and west sides of the Rocky Mountains, vocabulary lists for the two most widely spoken Indian languages, and a brief discussion of the principal fauna in the region. Bookseller Inventory # CFB1718

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AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT: HUNTER, John.

HUNTER, John.

Published by London Printed for John Stockdale Piccadilly January 1 (1793)

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Item Description: London Printed for John Stockdale Piccadilly January 1, 1793. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. compiled from the Official Papers; Including the Journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball; and the Voyages from the First Sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the Return of that Ship's Company to England in 1792. FIRST EDITION 1793, 4to, approximately 275 x 235 mm, 11 x 9 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece by D. Orme after R. Dighton, engraved title page with vignette from a sketch by the author, 13 engraved plates and 5 maps including 2 folding, "Drawn on the spot by Captains Hunter & Bradley, Lieutenant Dawes, & Governor King"., pages: (16), 583, (1) - a blank, with 5 page Subscribers List following engraved title page, bound in modern half calf over cloth sides, gilt raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt ship motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges speckled, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to upper corners, reference library bookplate on front pastedown, pictorial 20th century bookplate of W.J. McEldowney on second blank endpaper, light foxing to margins of portrait, small blind library stamp to top margin of portrait, title page and all but one of the plates (just catching edge of image on 2 plates), and in top margin of 7 text pages, title page trimmed at top and bottom with loss of date of publication underneath imprint, one folding map very slight damaged on a couple of folds and with a little light browning, long ago mounted on linen, the second folding map has a small closed inner edge tear, neatly repaired on reverse, occasional light foxing to margins including margins of some plates, small old paper repair to inner margin of 3C4, no loss of printed area. A very good sturdy copy. The plates include "Family of New South Wales engraved by William Blake after a sketch by Governor King and "View of the settlement on Sydney Cove" which is the earliest representation of the town of Sydney. "Hunter (1738-1821), vice-admiral and governor of New South Wales 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 his encouragement, the exploration of the coastline of Australia made rapid progress, and the early discoveries of Flinders and Bass owe much to him. His journal is a very valuable work on the early history of English settlement in Australia (Hill). It seems that several copies were issued with the imprint cropped, losing the date "In many cases the binder has accidentally shaved the date from the foot of the rather too long title-page.This imperfection is of such frequent occurrence, howerver, that collectors have tended to be more tolerant of it in this book than they would be in another" Wantrup, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900, page 70; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 60, No.152; Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 151. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 20810

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A Journal of a Voyage from London: Whitefield, George

Item Description: James Hutton, London, 1739. 8vo, full leather, morocco label on spine, 55; [1], [2], 38, [1]; iv, 115 pp. Handsomely rebound in leather, with new endpapers. Internally a little browned but pretty clean, however one leaf is bound in backwards. George Whitefield (1714-1770) was born in Gloucester England in 1714. Although he was the son of an innkeeper, he did manage to get an education and graduated from Pembroke College at Oxford in 1736. He went on to become a very important religious leader in the 18th century, and he, not John Wesley, is believed to be the real founder of Methodism. During his career he made several trips to America, and became an important religious leader on both sides of the Atlantic. He had excellent oratory skills, and would often attract thousands at open air sermons. Benjamin Franklin in his autobiography refers to these skills, and mentions that after vowing to give Whitefield nothing because of a disagreement, ended up emptying his pockets completely after listing to Whitefield preach. His journals paint the picture of a very active man with tremendous energy, His writings include much about religion and preaching, but it does talk about some of the people he met and places he visited along the way. Despite his piety, Whitefield had his issues, and one of them was being a slave owner, which he justified in biblical terms. On the other hand, he did establish schools and the Bethesda Orphanage. He died in Newburyport, Connecticut in 1770. Bookseller Inventory # 100587

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Journal historique du voyage de M. De: Lesseps, Jean Baptiste

Item Description: de L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1790. First edition, with half-titles. First edition, with half-titles. With woodcut printer's device on title, large folding map of Kamtschatka and a large folding engraving by Choffard, "caravane Kamtschadale arrivant dans un Ostrog ou Village", depicting a caravan on dog sleds arriving at a village, dated 1790; printer's device, and a large folding map of Siberia in Volume Two. (6), vii, (1), 280; (4), 380, vi, (2, erratum) pp. 2 vols. 8vo. A vivid account of Lesseps' journey across Russia that contains much valuable information on the Koriaks, Lamuts, and Tungus, in addition to engaging descriptions of 18th-century Russian life and landscape."Part way through his voyage La Perouse sent Baron de Lesseps overland from Petropavlosk to Europe, with letters and journals of the expedition. His journey was a very difficult one, as he was faced with primitive roads, enormous distance. a hazardous cliamte, and the perils of a half-civilized and badly policed empire; but he succeeded, and to him we owe the survival of many of the most important documents of the expedition" (Hill).Lesseps' father was the French ambassador to both Hamburg and St. Petersburg. His fluency in Russian saw him appointed translator on La Perouse's expedition to the Pacific. "On the arrival of the expedition at Petropavlosk (in Kamchatka) in September 1787, Lesseps was sent overland across Russia with the reports and charts of the expedition to that date. He travelled to Bolsheretsk, Okhotsk and Yakutsk, before following the Rivern Lena to Kirensk. His boat was wrecked on the river and so he was forced to travel on horseback to Irkutsk. He reached St Petersburg on September 1788 and Versailles in October. Sabin 40208; Howes L270 ("aa"); Pilling 2277; Hill 1010; Chadenat, 1152; Cox I, p. 353; Tourville 151; Kroepelien 723; Nerwood, To Russia and Return 118 (citing First edition in English, 1790) Bound in quarter antique black morocco and marbled boards, uncut. Handsome copy, text and plates clean and crisp With woodcut printer's device on title, large folding map of Kamtschatka and a large folding engraving by Choffard, "caravane Kamtschadale arrivant dans un Ostrog ou Village", depicting a caravan on dog sleds arriving at a village, dated 1790; printer's device, and a large folding map of Siberia in Volume Two. (6), vii, (1), 280; (4), 380, vi, (2, erratum) pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 218016

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Journal of the proceedings of the late: Ellis, Henry

Item Description: Printed for J. Murray, London, 1817. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Abbot, Charles (illustrator). 1st Edition. vii, [1], 526, [2] p. front (port.) col. pl., maps (1 fold.) 28 cm. Rebound. Half bound in brown calf skin with marbled paper boards. Title on spine in gilt lettering and borders. Tight binding and solid boards. Rubbing to boards. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Clean, unmarked pages, save for minor foxing to frontispeice and maps. Etched frontispiece portrair; 7 hand-colored aquatint plates; 3 engraved maps, the first folding. Errata leaf at end of volume. In MSS on t.p.: Robert Raikes Feb.1st 1819. The engraved frontispiece is of Lord Amherst. Aquatint plates, drawn by Charles Abbot and engraved by I. Clark, show the Summer Palace opposite Tien-Sing, Anchorage at Tong-Chow, Temple of Quan-Yin-Mun near Nankin, See-Lang-Shan, Gan-Kin-Poo from the west, Seaou-Koo-Shan from the east, and Island of Pulo Leat. Abbey Travel 536; Tooley 208 This volume is a first edition of the author's account of the failed European expedition to China. Bookseller Inventory # 29

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A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific: Wilson, William

Wilson, William

Published by London: Printed by S.Gosnell for T. Chapman (1799)

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Item Description: London: Printed by S.Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. London: Printed by S.Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799, First Edition. 4to - 27.3 cm., [c], (4), 395 pp., (7) List of Subscribers. With six plates and seven maps including several fold-outs, faint Church Missionary Library stamp at top side of title-page. A near fine copy in older period-style half-calf and marble boards. Interior is very clean and complete. An attractive copy of the Chapman First Edition of the "Duff" voyage. This is the official account of the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific. The "Duff" set out for Tahiti in 1796, and visited many island groups, including Tonga and the Marquesas. A new group of islands, the "Duff Group", was discovered among the Santa Cruz Islands. The maps include a large chart of the Fiji Islands as well as charts of Tongataboo, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Duff Group; the plates include an engraved view of Rio de Janeiro. Wilson is identified as the author of the main body of the work in the Advertisement, which explains that he put it together from the captain's papers as well as his own, and from the missionaries' reports. The Hill catalogue notes that 'the long "preliminary discourse" was anonymously written by Samuel Greatheed, using the then-unpublished narrative of James Morrison, one of the pardoned Bounty mutineers. Morrison's manuscript was also the source for the extensive appendix on Tahiti. Indeed, William Wilson and James Morrison may be called co-authors of this book'. According to the map expert Dorothy F. Prescott, 'the Wilson book contained a map that actually used the words "Greater Australia" - taking in Captain Cook's map of the south and east coasts of Van Diemens Land - this map would have influenced Matthew Flinders'. Flinders is traditionally said to have been the first to use the term "Australia" in a voyage context: the Duff account appeared about fifteen years earlier. There is much of Australian interest in the account of the voyage including a mention of escaped Botany Bay convicts, and the flight of several missionaries from Tonga, where three were killed, to Sydney. Some of the missionaries made their homes in Sydney and founded families later to become important in Australian history. Hill, Pacific Voyages, 1894; Sabin 49480. Bookseller Inventory # DRGp 6.14

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Manuscript Journal of South Pacific Voyages, Detailing: Th. Krüger, Officer

Th. Krüger, Officer Served with the Kaiserliche Marine

Published by Central and South Pacific, 1889 - 1891.

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Item Description: Central and South Pacific, 1889 - 1891. Central and South Pacific: German New Guinea, Samoa Islands, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Australia, 2 April 1889 - 15 September 1891. Manuscript journal of Th. Krüger, a petty officer and gunsmith who served with the Kaiserliche Marine (German Imperial Navy) onboard SMS Alexandrine, detailing observations in the German South Seas colonies, and also in Chile. 8vo. 135 pages in manuscript including title page, list of officers onboard, the ship's equipment and history, paginated to 137 with two integral blanks following these introductory features. Text is in German. Black cloth over brown paper boards, manuscript title label to front. Some wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, a detailed naval account. It is exceedingly scarce to find period manuscript works of any kind pertaining to German colonial presence in the South Pacific. Alexandrine was first commissioned in 1889 for a voyage to Samoa in the Central Pacific, where competing claims to the islands of Samoa created tension between several colonial powers, this taking place during the First Samoan Civil War. The ship patrolled Deutsch-Neuguinea, Germany's colonial holdings in the Central Pacific, until 1891. She subsequently joined the German Cruiser Squadron, which was sent to Chile to protect German nationals during the Chilean Civil War of 1891. For two and a half years, the writer plied Pacific waters for German colonial gain, all the while Great Britain and the United States of America having their sights on some of the same islands, and in Samoa a civil war was disrupting commerce and the safety of foreigners. The present volume offers primary source observations and descriptions of islands seldom described or even mentioned in contemporary accounts, including remarks on the indigenous settlements, as the writer and his fellow officers patrolled South Pacific islands, in particular the innumerable islands which formed Deutsch-Neuguinea, to protect and to further aggrandize Germany's colonial and commercial empire. Cannibals, heavily tattooed barely-clothed islanders, simple thatched huts of slightly varied construction dotting the jungles, quite likely never before seen by the writer, these and other customs piqued his interest and make for interesting nineteenth century accounts. The marine officer describes bartering with alleged cannibals and at least one skirmish with the natives. In one instance two islands are placed under German protection and the "Negerkönig" ["negro king"] was presented with gifts such as a crate of bread and a ton of salt meat. He also notes the stunning flora and fauna, including the colourful parrots and cockatoos. ollowing are a few examples of places discussed by officer Krüger which are scarcely mentioned in other contemporary accounts: "Bougainville Island", "Opal" possibly referring to the small Samoan island of Upolu, "Tamana Island", "Jaluit", "Matupi" in Neu-Pommern, "Saluafata," either efering to Saoluafata Harbour, or the colonial village; and "Pago-Pago" now capital of Samoa. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 026317

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