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FISCHER, TEODOR:
Vagabondlif i Australien. Stockholm 1879.
. Pp. 124. With 4 illustrations. Original printed wrapper (with one illustration) is not present in our copy. Contemporary half cloth. Scarce. Only edition. A narrative of the author's stay in the area around Adelaide in South Australia.
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Book number: 16024
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 256.94 | £UK 205 | JP¥ 39382]
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FORSTER, ANTHONY:
South Australia. Its progress and prosperity. London, Sampson, Law, Son and Marston, 1866.
. Pp. iii-xii, 474. Without advertisement. With one coloured folding map (with short tear at inner margin). Contemporary half green calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and red title label, slightly rubbed. Bookplate. Ferguson 9691.
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Book number: 29106
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 235.53 | £UK 188 | JP¥ 36100]
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FRANKLYN, H. MORTIMER (Editor):
A glance at Australia in 1880: or, Food from the South: showing the present condition and production of some of its leading industries, namely, wool, wine, grain, dressed meat, etc. etc., the amounts of each produced and exported. To which is appended the rise and progress of some of the leading mercantile houses in Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide, and also a pastoral & agriculture directory of the whole of Australia. Melbourne, The Victorian Review Publishing Company Limited, 1881.
. Tall 8vo. Pp. xxxii advertisement, xx, 414, directory (ii), cvii. Original pictorial maroon cloth, stamped in black and gold. Spine and upper part of front cover faded. Some wear to spine and corners. Bookplate. Ferguson 9734.
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Book number: 29109
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 214.12 | £UK 171 | JP¥ 32818]
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LE GOBIEN, CHARLES:
Histoire des isles Marianes, nouvellement converties a la religion Chrétienne, & de la mort glorieuse des premiers missionaires qui y ont prêché la Foy. Paris 1701.
. 12mo. Pp. xxiv, 384; 383-433 + table (15). With two folding engraved maps of the Mariana Islands and Guam. Twelve first lvs slightly browned. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and title-label, extremities rubbed, top of spine chipped, hinges cracking. Second edition, reissued from the first (Paris 1700), of this interesting account of the Mariana (or Ladrone) islands in the West Pacific and the Jesuit mission established there by Diego Luis de Sanvitores. Father Le Gobien, a French Jesuit writer (and editor to "Lettres édifiantes"), based his account chiefly on reports and letters by missionaries. Includes a letter by P. Clain about the discovery of the Caroline Islands. See Bibl. Univ. xxiii, 570. De Backer-S. iii, 1513. Graesse iv, 49. Palau 134431.
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Book number: 13022
€  1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1338.24 | £UK 1067.5 | JP¥ 205112]
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HAWKESWORTH, JOHN (Editor):
[COOK, JAMES]. An Account of the Voyages undertaken, for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis and Captain Cook. [First Voyage]. Three volumes. London, W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773.
. 4to. Pp. (xii), xl, (8), 456; xiv, 410; 395. With 52 engraved plates and maps, many folding. One leaf repaired at lower margin, slight loss of text. Attractively bound in speckled calf, spines with five raised bands, richly decorated, with red and green morocco title labels, marbled end papers. (By G. Hedberg at the beginning of 20th century). Copy of Ericsberg castle, Sweden. Second, considered the best, edition of Cook's first voyage during the years 1768-71. The aim of the expedition was to observe the "Transit of Venus" at Tahiti and secondly to search for a Great Southern Continent. The expedition entered the Pacific around Cape Horn and sailed to Tahiti where the observations of the Venus were made, then the voyage continued to the Society Islands, and after that New Zealand was explored and also the eastern coast of Australia (New South Wales). Hawkesworth's account was an immediate success and aroused much interest in the Pacific throughout Europe. Captain Cook was promoted to the rank of Commander, and in the following year he set out in command of the Resolution heading once more to the Pacific. The first volume of Hawkesworth account covers the voyages by John Byron , Captain Wallis and Captain Carteret. Cf Hill (2004) 782 & 783.
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Book number: 100258
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[COOK, CAPTAIN JAMES]. HAWKESWORTH, JOHN:
Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majeste Britannique, actuellement regnante: Pour faire des decouvertes dans l'Hemisphere Meridional, et successivement executes par le Commodore Byron, le Capitaine Carteret, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine Cook, dans les vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour ... Four volumes. Paris, 1774.
. 4to. Pp. (iv), iv, (ii), v-xvi, xxxii, 388 with 16 folding engraved maps and plates; pp. (vi), 536 and 16 engraved maps and plates, of which many folding; pp. (vi), 394, (1) and 17 engraved maps and plates, mostly folding; pp. viii, (ii), 367, (1) and 3 folding engraved maps and plates. A few plates with small tears at fold and one leaf in volume four (pp. 359/60) reinforced at outer margin without loss of text. Contemporary full calf, spines with five raised bands, decorated in gilt and with title labels, worn. Extremities rubbed, hinges weak and cracked (volume four upper board detached), and first volume's title label vanished. Occasionally some browning but overall a good copy. First French edition of this early important compilation of British maritime expeditions, edited by Hawkesworth, translated from the original English published in the previous year. Includes the first official account of Cook's first voyage during which he visited Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus across the disk of the sun, discovered the Society Islands, explored and surveyed New Zealand, and the eastern coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales. Other voyages included are: Byron's voyage to the Gilbert Islands, Wallace's discovery of Tahiti and Moorea, and Carteret's discovery of Pitcairn Island. The beautiful plates depict sea views, landscapes and natives. The maps show the new discoveries in the Pacific and the different routes of the ships. Many new areas were charted and several islands and coastlines were recorded for the first time. Borba de Moraes 395. Cf Hill 783. Sabin 30940.
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Book number: 99788
€  3800.00 [Appr.: US$ 4068.25 | £UK 3245.25 | JP¥ 623542]
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 HEYERDAHL, THOR [With inscription], Expedition Kon-Tiki. [Advance copy] Stockholm, A. Bonniers, 1949.
HEYERDAHL, THOR [With inscription]
Expedition Kon-Tiki. [Advance copy] Stockholm, A. Bonniers, 1949.
. Pp. 206. With two maps (one coloured folded) and many photo illustrations. As issued in original printed wrappers. Housed in an artistic custom-made box. Advance copy of the first Swedish edition, translated by Bengt Danielsson, member of the expedition. Exceptional copy with a dedication by Yvonne and Thor Heyerdahl.The Kon-Tiki was a raft in which the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl sailed across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands in 1947. Heyerdahl's book about his experience was first published in Norwegian in 1948 and became a best-seller. It was republished and translated into several languages. The original Kon-Tiki raft is now on display at a museum in Bygd¿y (Oslo). The dedication is written by Thor to bookseller J.H. Nilsson on the front endpaper (translated): "[you] should have come with us on the journey and taken care of the half-women mermaids we met on arrival, i.e. those who were created as mermaids from the waist up, and as humans from the waist down! ". Above a drawing of a mermaid by his wife Yvonne together with a hearty greeting. The cover has some light discolouration, and a few small tears, the endpaper partly browned but a very good copy.
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Book number: 121304
€  1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1070.59 | £UK 854 | JP¥ 164090]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, norway, norwegian, expedtiion, travel, voyage, journey, south america, pacific, pacific islands, raft,

 
INGLIS, JAMES:
Our Australian cousins. London, Macmillan and Co., 1880.
. Pp. xiv, (ii), 466, adv. 46. Publisher's green cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Bookplate. Some spotting to first few leaves otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Ferguson 10777.
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Book number: 29104
€  150.00 [Appr.: US$ 160.59 | £UK 128.25 | JP¥ 24613]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, oceania, australia, explore, exploration, oceanie, australie, explorations, expéditions, ozeanien, pazifisch, oceanie, pacifique

 
JAUSSEN, FLORENTIN-ÉTIENNE:
Grammaire et dictionnaire de la langue Maorie. dialecte Tahitien. [Paris, St.Germain-en-Laye, imp. Toinon, 1861].
. 12mo. Pp. 56, 78, 1 blank leaf, pp. 92. Contemporary marbled paper boards, some paper loss, cloth spine, rubbed. No endpapers, pencil scribbles on paste downs. Exceedingly rare first edition published by the Catholic mission of Tahiti.Jaussen, French-born missionary who was the first bishop of Tahiti where he resided between 1848 and 1891. His Tahitian name was Tepano. In addition to this work, he published a catechism and a prayerbook in Tahitian. This is the first comprehensive linguistic work of Tahitian, comprising three parts; grammaire tahitien, dictionnaire tahitien-français and vocabulaire français-tahitien. At end pages 93-96 are missing but the vocabulary is complete. O'Reilly, Tahiti, 5765. Not in Zaunmüller or Vater.
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Book number: 121495
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1284.71 | £UK 1024.75 | JP¥ 196908]
Keywords: Oceania incl. Pacific, tahiti, maori, polynesia, language, langue, linguistic, grammar, dictionary, vocabulary, pacific

 
KEATE, GEORGE:
An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson and some of his Officers who in August 1783 were there Shipwrecked in the Antelope, a Packet Belonging to the Honourable East India Company. London, Printed for Captain Wilson, 1789.
. 4to. Pp. xxxvi, (1), 378. With one large folding engraved map, one engraved front portrait and 15 engraved plates. Nicely rebound with new paper spine, original covers preserved. Some light offsetting to the plates (as usual) otherwise a clean and nice copy. Third edition of this classic account by Keate first published in 1788. The Antelope was shipwrecked on the Pelew Islands or Palau, in the Caroline Islands of the west Pacific. All the crew were saved and were the first Europeans to make contact with these islanders. This popular account describes the natives, their life and customs including religious practices and language. Here included is the first printed vocabulary of the Pelew language, which belongs to the Austronesian family of languages. The plates depict ornaments and jewellery, baskets, belts, swords etc. Wilson brought back some artifacts which generated a great interest in Europe of the South Seas. Cox ii, p. 302. Hill pp 160-161.
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Book number: 34002
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 963.53 | £UK 768.75 | JP¥ 147681]
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KNÖS (KNOES), TEODOR:
Bilder ur lifvet i Australien. Reseskildringar. Stockholm, A. Bonnier, 1875.
. Pp. (viii), 262. With frontispiece, extra illustrated title, 2 maps (on one plate) and 11 woodcut illustrations. Publisher's pictorial blue cloth, gilt, corners lightly rubbed. Slightly shaken. A narrtaive based on letters written by Knös when he travelled through New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
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Book number: 99354
€  130.00 [Appr.: US$ 139.18 | £UK 111.25 | JP¥ 21332]
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LANG, JOHN DUNMORE:
An historical and statistical account of New South Wales both as a penal settlement and as a British Colony. Two volumes. London, George Routledge, 1840.
. Large 12mo. Pp. xii, 466, advertisement (2); iv, 527. With one large folding map, coloured in outline. Original blindstamped cloth, gilt lettering on spines, hinges cracked. Spine to volume one detached. Bookplate. The first edition was published in 1834. This is the second, augmented edition (however according to the title page it is the third edition).
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Book number: 29095
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 406.82 | £UK 324.75 | JP¥ 62354]
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LUMHOLTZ, CARL:
Among cannibals. An account of four years' travels in Australia and of camp life with the aborigines of Queensland. London, John Murray, 1889.
. Pp. xx, 395, advertisement 28. With one portrait frontispiece, 2 folding coloured maps, 4 chromolithographs, 24 wood engraved plates and more illustrations in the text. Publisher's pictorial blue cloth, gilt, ends of spine lightly rubbed, recased. Bookplate. First UK edition. An account of the Norwegian naturalist's expedition to Australia in 1880-84. A large collection of zoological specimens was found. Occassionally some light stain but otherwise a fine copy. Casey Wood p. 443. Ferguson 11770.
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Book number: 29112
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 321.18 | £UK 256.25 | JP¥ 49227]
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MARTIN, JOHN / MARINER, WILLIAM:
An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands. Two volumes. London, printed for the author, and sold by John Murray, 1817.
. Pp. lix, (i), 460; (ii), 412 + vocabulary pp. (212). With engraved frontispiece. Contemporary full calf, flat spines decorated in gilt and with title labels, expertly rebacked with original spines preserved. Corners slightly rubbed. Bookplate. First edition of this important work on the Tonga Islands. William Mariner was a British sailor on the ¬Port au Prince¬ that was attacked and destroyed on arrival at the Ha'apai Islands in Tonga. Mariner, the only survivor, was adopted as the King's son. He spent four years on the islands learning about the life, customs and language of Tonga. He returned to England in 1810. His account is "considered the best report of Tongan life and culture before the arrival of Christianity" Hill 1075. Cf Kroepelien 819 (second edition).
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Book number: 121280
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 963.53 | £UK 768.75 | JP¥ 147681]
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MAUNSELL, ROBERT & OTHERS (transl.):
[A collection of sermons translated into Ma›ri]. Printed at Purewa (Aukland), Church Mission Press mid 1840s and at St. John's College around 1850.
. The collection of a total of eleven sermons is bound together in near contemporary cloth. From the library of Arthur Thomas Pycroft (1875-1911), naturalist and collector from New Zealand. With handwritten translations and annotations in English on title pages. At the beginning, there is a handwritten table of contents bound in.MAUNSELL, ROBERT (Transl.): [Eight Ma›ri sermons] Ko te whakapono pp. 7 + Ko nga mahi hou pp. 7 + Ko te hapa tapu pp. 8 + He mahi aha ta nga minita pp.8 + ko te inoi a te tahae pp. 7 + Ko te tino Tohunga Nui pp. 9 + Ko te manawanui o hopa pp. 7 + Ko te iriiri tapu pp. 8. Printed at Purewa, Church Mission Press, (1846-7). Robert Maunsell, Irish-born missionary who lived and served in New Zealand for almost sixty years. He was an authority on Ma›ri language and culture. Together with William Williams he made translations of the Bible. Williams 145. BOUND WITH: MAUNSELL, ROBERT (Transl.): He Patai (Questions on the New Testament). In total 109 questions. (Purewa 1844 or 1845) Pp. 8. Williams 110. AND: WILBERFORCE, SAMUEL: Te Motu Kohatu ("The Rocky Island"). No te Kareti. I taia tenei i te Pereli a te Pihopa. Printed at the Bishops Press (St John's College, Purewa) 1850. Pp. 26 (i.e.25). A religious story for children translated by Elizabeth Colenso. She was born at the Church Mission Society station in 1821 and served as missionary, teacher, and Bible translator in New Zealand. Williams 202. AND: FARQUHAR, BARBARA H. & MARTIN, MARY ANN (Transl.): Ko e tahi Hua o te Whakapono ("Some fruits of the faith"). No te Kareti. I taia tenei ki te Perehi a te Pihopa. (Purewa, St John's College) 1852. Pp. 24. Abridged of Farquhar's "Pearl of Days" translated into Ma›ri, probably by Mary Ann Martin. She was a social worker, writer and teacher at St John's College and St Stephen's School for Native Girls. Married to William Martin, Chief Justice in New Zealand. Williams 237.
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Book number: 121335
€  2200.00 [Appr.: US$ 2355.3 | £UK 1878.75 | JP¥ 360998]
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