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Voyage Du Dolphin Autour de Monde Au Cours Des Annees 1766, 1767, 1768 Poeme Maritime Par R Richardson Chirugien a Bord Du-Dit Navir / a Poetical Essay on the Dolphin Sailing Round the Globe Iin the Years 1766, 1767 + 1768 by R: Richardson Barber of the Said Ship
Societe des Oceanistes, Paris ; Imprimerie Priester, Paris. 1965, Limited. Softcover. 63 pages (complete). Numbered 62 of a limited edition of 100 copies. In French and English. The book was designed by the Rev Father O'Reilly, then Secretary General of the Societe Oceaniste. A beautiful book. A frontis woodcut of the Dolphin leaving Matavai Bay, Tahiti, from a maquette by the artist, Rene Dessirier. This is signed by him. It is in wonderfully fresh condition. Precious little is known about Richardson or how - other than through a spirit of adventure and romance - came to be on the Dolphin. Certainly, the poem is considered to be the first work of creative art inspired by Tahiti. Printed on laid paper. Binding is pleasingly stitched. The book is housed in a marbled board slipcase and portfolio-style casing. The slipcase has some wear, tanning and scuffing about the edges, faces. It is sturdy and sure. The casing is fresh, neat, unblemished, elegant. The book's card covers are simple, chic. They have some very little wear about the edges. Otherwise, they are tidy and assured. The contents are exceptionally gratifying. They are very clean, very clear, fresh-faced, very healthy and confidently engaging - as if new throughout! Just lovely. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fine/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 29kx
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The North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle
John Murray, London. 1821, First Edition. Hardcover. Complete: all issues of this extraordinary 'newspaper': No. 1 - Monday, November 1, 1819 to No XXI - Monday, March 20, 1820. Captain William Parry's expedition to the North, together with esteemed scientist and geophysist Edward Sabine (who had been detailed to study the earth's magnetism). However, they lay encased in ice from November 1819 to March 1820. To boost morale (as to be seen nearly a century later, with the 'Wipers Times') in these uncomfortable circumstances, Captain Edward Sabine founded and edited a weekly magazine, which ran for twenty-one issues and was made available to the wider world in 1821. Offering jokes, poems, stories and thinly disguised gossip, the members of the expedition contributed to the magazine with enthusiasm (after having first thawed their ink). This little book offers unique insight into what polar exploration in the nineteenth century was actually like. A most pleasing copy of this bound first edition of the public release. Half leather. The marbled boards are much worn, scuffed, marked. The leathered corners and spine also have much wear and scuffing. They, and the boards, are secure and characterful. Excellent marbled end papers. The contents - especially taking their age into account - are in most gratifying condition. They are firm, healthy, clean, clear, amiable, assured, congenial, companionable, most thrilling and engaging. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 31jc
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Mein Leben (Gekürzte Volksausgabe)
Friedrich Reinhardt, Basel. 1916. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 386 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked. It is secure. The boards are smart and satisfying. The contents are most agreeable. They are clean, clear, assured, amiable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/Poor.
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Book number: byjr
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Thomas Baines : His Life and Explorations in South Africa, Rhodesia and Australia 1820-1875 - with 178 Illustrations of Baines' Drawings, Water-Colours, Etc.
A. A. Balkema, Cape Town, Rotterdam. 1976, 2nd Edition. (ISBN: 0869610597). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 235 pages (complete). A serene copy. The dustjacket (which has a tipped-in front plate) is worn, scuffed, sunned, marked. Closed tear on jacket. It is soft and secure, even shabbily-genteel. The boards are very handsome and healthy. The early contents have a manufacturer's imperfection at the foot of the spine seam, from frontis to page xiii. The quality of these pages is unaffected. The contents are creamy, attractive, elegant, clean, clear, beautifully produced, wonderfully kind and generous. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/Poor.
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Narrative of the United States' Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842
Whittaker and Co. London. 1845. 372 pages (complete). A sturdy copy. Signed on the front pastedown by Henrietta M Hamilton - the wife of Sir Charles Hamilton (2nd Bt) who was Governor of Newfoundland. She is most known for her portrait of aboriginal Beothuk Demasduit, and is considered by many to be the only representation of an aboriginal Beothuk taken from life. Below her signature is the bookplate of her son Sir Charles John James Hamilton, 3rd Bt. Hamilton was a British army officer. He was a colonel in the Scots Guards and fought in the Crimean War, most notably at the Battle of Alma. Sir Charles's library stamp may be found fore and aft. The boards are worn, faded about the edges, scuffed and marked by age and handling. The spine has wear to the head and foot and the seams, however, it is also firm and sure. The boards are steady and sound. The papertrims have general shelving tanning. The contents are most pleasing. Aside from some slight signs of age, the pages are thick, tight, clean, clear, very confident, assured, orderly. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 30rf
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