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[KANN, CHARLES ALBERT]:
Australien och dess guldregioner. Tillförlitliga underrättelser för utwandrare till Australien, i synnerhet med affseende på öfwerfart, ankomst, bosättning och guldgräfning. Göteborg, C.F. Arwidsson, 1853.
. Pp. (ii, v, one blank), 104. Original cloth-backed boards, small stain to upper cover, somewhat rubbed. Ownership signature (Gustaf Fr. Trotzig) dated 1853. A charming guide book for Swedes heading for Australia, especially to the goldfields of Victoria and New South Wales. Comprising several amusing stories of successful gold diggers. It's probably the earliest Scandinavian work of its kind. Charles Albert Kann, Swedish born but lived most of his life abroad including several years in Copenhagen. A Danish edition was published in the same year. We are not sure which of the two editions were published first. Beijbom, Australienfararna p. 46ff. Ferguson 11049a.
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Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, australia, australiana, australien, goldfields, golddigging, travel, exploration

 
[BLIGH, WILLIAM / BURNEY, JAMES]:
Captainens vid engelske ammiralitetet William Bligh's resa i Söderhafvet åren 1788, 1789, 1790. Hans half-årige vistande på ön O-Taheiti och hemresa från ön Timor till England. Part I. (all published). Nyköping, Joh. Pet. Hammarin, 1795.
. Pp. xvi, 220. Modern boards, title label on spine. A Swedish version of Bligh's famous "Voyage to the South Sea", anonymously translated by Carl Fr. Landell from the German edition (Berlin 1793), including the Forster introduction. The main purpose of the expedition was to introduce the breadfruit plant from the South Sea Islands to the West Indies. Rare. Du Rietz, Bibliotheca Polynesiana 96. Ferguson 216. Cf Howgego B107. Kroepelien 96. Not in Hill.
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Book number: 44010
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1357.57 | £UK 1026 | JP„ 153093]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, pacific, travel, exploration, tahiti, south sea, voyage

 [WALCKENAER, CHARLES ATHANASE]:, Le monde maritime ou tablèau géographique et historique de l'Archipel d'Orient, de la Polynésie, et del' Australie; ... Four volumes. Paris, chez Nepveu, 1818.
[WALCKENAER, CHARLES ATHANASE]:
Le monde maritime ou tablèau géographique et historique de l'Archipel d'Orient, de la Polynésie, et del' Australie; ... Four volumes. Paris, chez Nepveu, 1818.
. 12mo. Pp. xliv, 170; (iv), 251; (iv), 212; (iv), 234. With four frontispieces, one folding map and 33 engraved plates, of which six folding aquatints. Uncut copy in original pink marbled wrappers, faded and rubbed. Housed in a specially-made half-morocco box. Two plates with small marginal tear, a few leaves with light minor staining but overall a fine and unsophisticated set.Scarce first edition, a second edition in two volumes 8vo was published the following year. The book is devoted to the islands of Indonesia; Sumatra, Java, Sumbawa, Flores and Timor. The description of Polynesia and Australia, announced in the title, is not included. A comprehensive work describing the inhabitants, their customs and manners, languages, religions, costumes, governments, agriculture, arts, trade, industry, etc. The plates depict costumes, views, weapons, music instruments and houses. Baron Charles A. Walckenaer was a French civil servant and scientist. Not in Ferguson or Du Rietz. Cf Brunet vi, 19731 (second edition). Cf Chadenat 206.
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Book number: 100720
€  2800.00 [Appr.: US$ 3167.67 | £UK 2393.75 | JP„ 357217]
Catalogue: Asia general
Keywords: Asia general, indonesia, sumatra, java, javanese, timor, flores, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 
[MAP: NEW SOUTH WALES - AUSTRALIA].
New South Wales. Map, Illustrations, and Decorative text. Sydney, Thomas Richards, 1884.
. A large tinted folding map titled: Principal towns and districts in New South Wales possessing railway communication with Sydney. Size: 88 x 62 cm. With accompanying text with illustrations on verso. One tear at fold and another tiny tear also at fold (without any loss). Some minor browning. Kept in 4to size original pictorial brown cloth stamped in black and gold. Two maps printed on paste downs. An excellent copy. Not in Ferguson.
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Book number: 99281
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 565.66 | £UK 427.5 | JP„ 63789]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, australia, australiana, oceania, sydney, north south wales, map, maps, exploration, travel, voyage

 
[COOK, JAMES]:
Sammandrag af Capitain James Cooks åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 omkring Södra Polen förrättade resa, hwarwid herrar Forsters och Furneaux journaler blifwit jämnförde och nyttjade: innehållande det hufwudsakeligaste af de på denna resa gjorda nya uptäckter i Söderhafwet, rörande Södra Polens Ishaf, ... Upsala, Johan Edman, 1783.
. Pp. (xxiv), 366, (10). Contemporary half calf, spine with five raised bands and title label, rubbed, spine ends chipped. Old ownership signature on title. Occasionally some staining. First Swedish translation, anonymously translated, of the official account of Cook's second voyage towards the South Pole. Du Rietz, James Cook, 9. Kroepelien 1136.
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Book number: 100512
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Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, pacific, söderhavet, travel, exploration, oceania, south pole.

 
ANDERSSON, NILS JOHAN:
En verldsomsegling skildrad i bref. Three volumes in two. Stockholm, Samson & Wallin, 1853-54.
. 12mo. Pp. xii, 232; vi, 262; viii, 388. With one folding map. Contemporary half calf, flat spines ruled and lettered in gilt, lightly rubbed and hinges nicely restored of one volume. Bookplate (Carl Gedvard Bonde, Ericsberg). First edition in bookform of a narrative of the first Swedish circumnavigation in the frigate Eugenie. Originally published as articles in the Stockholm newspaper "Aftonbladet" Dec. 1851 - July 1853. Mainly devoted to the natural history, by the expedition's botanist who brought back a large collection of botanical material. Du Rietz, Bibl. Polynesia 24. O'Reilly - Reitman 1173 (Tahiti). Martin p.36 (Hawaii).
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Book number: 99878
€  360.00 [Appr.: US$ 407.27 | £UK 307.75 | JP„ 45928]
Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, travel, voyage, exploration, pacific, america, australia, singapore, hong kong, philippines, mauritius, cape of good hope; Eugenie

 
AUBERT, MARY JOSEPH (SUZANNE):
New and Complete Manual of Maori Conversation: Containing Phrases and Dialogues on a Variety of Useful and Interesting Topics, Together with a few General Rules of Grammar; and a Comprehensive Vocabulary. Wellington, Lyon and Blair, 1885.
. 12mo. Pp. 197. Original cloth printed in red, faded. First edition. Mary Joseph Aubert (first known as Suzanne Aubert), born in France in 1835, devoted her life to missionary work and teaching. At the age of 25 she sailed to New Zealand and with the exception of a period spent in Rome she remained in New Zealand until the end of her life.
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Book number: 100613
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 203.64 | £UK 154 | JP„ 22964]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, new zealand, maori, language, langue, vocabulary, manual, conversation

 
BACKHOUSE, JAMES:
Extracts from Letters of James Backhouse now Engaged in a Religious Visit to Van Dieman's Land, and New South Wales. Accompanied by George Washington Walker. Ten parts in one volume. London, Harvey and Darton, 1838; 1837-41.
. Pp. 94; 78; 86; 80; 66 (wrong pagination); 83, (1); 91,(1); 94; 99, (1) and ; 100. Each part published separately with individual title pages. First editions except part one which is in third edition. Contemporary half calf on papercovered boards, rebacked with the original back preserved, rubbed. Bookplate. Light foxing to endpapers. A small hole on title page with loss of one letter. Comprises: Parts 1-5 devoted to Australia; part 6 to Mauritius and parts 7-10 to South Africa. Backhouse was a Quaker missionary who lived in South Africa during the years 1838-41. Ferguson 2434-7 & 2703-4.
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Book number: 29099
€  700.00 [Appr.: US$ 791.92 | £UK 598.5 | JP„ 89304]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, australia, mauritius, south africa, africa, africana, travel, voyage, exploration, oceania, afrique

 
BACKHOUSE, JAMES:
A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies. London, Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1843.
. Pp. xviii, 569, appendixes pp. cxliv. With three large folding maps by James Wyld, 15 full page etchings and many illustrations in the text. The maps are of the world, Tasmania and New South Wales. Later half green calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and title label, extremities somewhat rubbed. Bookplate. Some light foxing. This narrative is based on the author's journal kept during his six years of travels. He visited most of the Australian colonies and Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), made natural history observations and collected a variable herbarium which was sent to Kew. The appendices include accounts of prison conditions and letters to the government about the plight of the Aborigines. Ferguson 3558. Mendelssohn p.60.
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Book number: 29100
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Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, australia, australian, australien, travel, exploration, botany, botanical, natural history,

 
BRANCHI, GIOVANNI:
Tre mesi alle isole dei cannibali nell'arcipelago dell Figi. Firenze, successori Le Monnier, 1878.
. Small 8vo. Pp. (iv), 340. Original printed wrappers, corners of front wrapper restored and with a new spine. Occasionally some light staining. Scarce first edition. Comprises an account of a voyage to the Fiji islands, followed by another journey to Melbourne; a short trip to Tasmania; a chapter about the Chinese living in Australia. Cardon p. 185.
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Book number: 100518
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 429.9 | £UK 325 | JP„ 48479]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, fiji, figi, pacific, travel, exploration, australia, australien, voyage, tasmania

 BRASSEY, LADY ANNA (ANNIE):, Tahiti. A series of photographs taken by Colonel Stuart-Wortley. London, Sampson Low, 1882.
BRASSEY, LADY ANNA (ANNIE):
Tahiti. A series of photographs taken by Colonel Stuart-Wortley. London, Sampson Low, 1882.
. Square 8vo. Pp. xii, 68. With 31 auto type illustrations, being beautiful photographs taken by Colonel Stuart-Wortley, protected by tissue guards. Publisher's pictorial cloth, decorated in gilt, g.e., extremities somewhat rubbed. Binding lightly shaken but firm. Old ownership signature on front endpaper. Occasionally minor spotting. Small tear neatly repaired to inner margin of pages 41/2. First edition of this charming book about Tahiti based on Stuart-Wortley's visit to the island in 1880. (The same year as the Kingdom of Tahiti became of French colony). Stuart-Wortley has written the preface and the main text is written by Annie Brassey who visited Tahiti in 1876. She made the grand tour of the island and fell in love with it. Robinson p.202. Theakstone p. 32-3.
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Book number: 120139
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1074.75 | £UK 812.25 | JP„ 121199]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, tahiti, tahitian, pacific, travel, exploration, photograph, french polynesia, society islands

 
CUNNINGHAM, PETER MILLER:
Two years in New South Wales Comprising Sketches of the Actual State of Society in that Colony; of its Peculiar Advantages to Emigrants; of its Topography, Natural History &c.&c. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Two volumes in one. London, Henry Colburn, 1827.
. Large 12mo. Pp. xvi, 346; iii-viii, 336. With one large folding map (with tear repaired on verso). Later half green calf, spine gilt with four raised bands and red title label, speckled edges, extremities rubbed. Bookplate. Cunningham was a surgeon in the Royal Navy and spent four years in New South Wales. His work is considered to be one of the best decriptions of the life and manners in the colony at this time. This edition is enlarged and includes a map not found in the first edition. Ferguson 1110. Kress C. 1869.
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Book number: 29097
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Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, oceania, australia, explore, exploration, oceanie, australie, explorations, expéditions, ozeanien, pazifisch, oceanie, pacifique, travels, voyage, exploration, explore, NSW, news south wales

 
DILLBERG, GUSTAF:
Kanniballiv på Nya Zealand. Lund 1913.
. Pp. 96. With many illustrations in the text. Original pictorial boards, cloth spine. A Swedish account about the Maori people in New Zealand.
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Book number: 43042
€  50.00 [Appr.: US$ 56.57 | £UK 42.75 | JP„ 6379]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, new zealand, maori,, travel, exploration, aborigines

 
DOW, T.K. (EDITOR):
The Government handbook of Victoria. An Australian Colony. Preface by J.W. Taverner. Melbourne, Robert S. Brain, about 1898.
. Pp. 194. With many photographic illustrations. Modern green cloth, gilt and with title label on spine with the original stapled paper covers bound in. Front cover strengthened.
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Book number: 29135
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 181.01 | £UK 137 | JP„ 20412]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, oceania, australia, explore, exploration, oceanie, australie, explorations, expéditions, ozeanien, pazifisch, oceanie, pacifique, Victoria, taverner

 
EKBOHRN, CARL M.( EDITOR):
Loggboks-anteckningar under en jordomsegling med fregatten Eugenie åren 1851-53, gjorda och fäderneslandets ungdom tillegnade af en Jungman. Stockholm, P.A. Huldbergs Bokhandel, 1856.
. Pp. (iv), 256. With eight hand coloured lithographed plates, one folding map (foxed) and many woodcut illustrations in the text. Original printed pictorial boards, nicely rebacked, extremities lightly rubbed. First edition of the popular, abridged edition of the first Swedish circumnavigation. (Skogman published the first official account in 1854-55). The coloured plates depict views from Buenos Aires, Lima, San Francisco, Guayaquil, Tahiti and Honolulu, some of inhabitants from Tonga, Hawaii, Tahiti and Niue (Savage Island), and a Chinese theatre. Du Rietz, Bibl. Polynesiana 395. Larson 222.
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Book number: 120632
€  580.00 [Appr.: US$ 656.16 | £UK 496 | JP„ 73995]
Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, Madeira, South America, the Galapagos, Hawaii, California, Tahiti, Australia, Hong Kong, Canton, the Philippines, Singapore, Mauritius and the Cap.