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Image for The Flowering of the Pacific : being an account of Joseph Banks' travels in the South Seas and the story of his Florilegium.

The Flowering of the Pacific : being an account of Joseph Banks' travels in the South Seas and the story of his Florilegium.

By: ADAMS, Brian.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sydney, Collins/British Museum (Natural History): 1986

Seller ID: 11179


Small 4to. 194pp, colour and b&w illus. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine a trifle faded). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0002174723 View more info

Narrative of a Whaling Voyage round the globe from the year 1833 to 1836. Comprising sketches of Polynesia, California, the Indian Archipelago, etc. With an account of southern whales, the sperm whale fishery, and the natural history of the climes visited

By: BENNETT, Frederick Debell.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1970-71

Seller ID: 31047


(Bibliothecha Australiana #47.) Facsimile of the London, 1840 edition. Two 8vo volumes. xvi, 402pp & vii, 396pp; text illustrations, folding map in Vol II, zoological and botanical appendices. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrappers. A fine clean set (unused). View more info

Great Voyages of Exploration: the golden age of discovery in the Pacific.

By: BROSSE, Jacques.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Buderim, Qld., David Bateman: 1983

Seller ID: 13198


Trans by Stanley Hochman. Preface by Leslie R. Marchant. Large 4to. 228pp, index, b&w and colour illus. Original cloth with dustwrapper (short closed tear near head of spine). A small trifling scuff on the fore-edges. Very good. View more info

A Voyage Round the World from 1806 to 1812; in which Japan, Kamschatka, the Aleutian Islands, and the Sandwich Islands were visited, including a narrative of the author's shipwreck on the island of Sannack and his subsequent wreck in the ship's long boat.

By: CAMPBELL, Archibald.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1969

Seller ID: 31364


(Bibliothecha Australiana #50.) Facsimile of the London, 1816 edition. 8vo. 288pp, folding map. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrapper. Fine. ***[title continues] With an account of the present state of the Sandwich Islands, and a vocabulary of their language. Illustrated by a Chart. View more info

The Convicts 1788-1792 : a study of a one-in-twenty sample.

By: COBLEY, John.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, Wentworth Press: 1965

Seller ID: 15739


(Studies in Australian and Pacific History No.3) 500 copies. Small 4to. viii,104pp, b&w frontis. Soft covers (spine and fore-margin of front cover discoloured by sunning and spotting). Slight curling of lower corners last few leaves. Owner's details on first (blank) page. Good. View more info

A Voyage to South Sea and round the world, perform'd in the years 1708, 1709, 1710, and 1711, by the ships Duke and Duchess of Bristol... Illustrated with cuts and maps.

By: COOKE, Capt. Edward

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1969

Seller ID: 31361


(Bibliothecha Australiana #51.) Facsimile of the London, 1712 edition. Two volumes. [I] xxiv, 432, [10]pp, 2 folding maps, 20 maps and plates (four folding). [II] xxiv, 328, [8]pp, 2 folding maps, 4 folding tables, numerous text illustraions (many are coastal profiles). Index in each volume. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrapper. Fine. *** Includes a description of the American coasts, from Tierra del Fuego to California, and an account of Alexander Selkirk's time on the uninhabited island of Juan Fernandes. View more info

A Voyage Round the World performed during the years 1790, 1791, and 1792, by Etienne Marchand, preceded by a historical introduction, and illustrated by charts etc.

By: FLEURIEU, C.P. Claret.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1969

Seller ID: 31363


(Bibliothecha Australiana #23.) Facsimile of the London, 1801 edition. Two volumes. 4to. [I] cxxviii, 362pp, 8 maps & plates (three are folding maps). [II] xii, 504, 106pp; folding map as frontis & 25 b&w plates. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrapper. A fine clean set. View more info

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A Voyage Round the World containing an account of Captain Dampier's Expedition into the South-Seas in the ship St George in the years 1703 and 1704...

By: FUNNELL, William, Mate to Captain Dampier.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1969

Seller ID: 31048


(Bibliothecha Australiana #57.) Facsimile of the London, 1707 edition. 8vo. xxvi, 300, [18]pp; plates and maps (4 folding), text illustrations, index. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrapper. Fine. View more info

PACIFIC PEOPLES.

By: GARDINER, Lindsay.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1957

Seller ID: 8150


Illustrated by Nancy Parker. 135pp, b/w illus incl maps. Dec papered boards with d/w (spine lightly discoloured and stained). Some pencil underlining. Very good. View more info

Where the Waves Fall : a new South Sea Islands history from first settlement to colonial rule.

By: HOWE, K.R.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Syd., Allen & Unwin: 1984

Seller ID: 6865


First edition. Large 8vo. 403pp, illustrated. Original cloth with dustwrapper. Top edges a little spotted, owner's small name-stamp on ffep. Very good. ISBN 0868613436 View more info

Image for Japan's War : the great Pacific conflict 1853-1952.

Japan's War : the great Pacific conflict 1853-1952.

By: HOYT, Edwin P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1987

Seller ID: 35102


514pp, illustrations, map. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0091681308 ***A major revisionist history; tracing the Pacific War back to its 19th century roots. View more info

Image for Lure of the Southern Seas : the voyages of Dumont D'Urville 1826-1840.

Lure of the Southern Seas : the voyages of Dumont D'Urville 1826-1840.

By: HUNT, Susan; Martin Terry & Nicholas Thomas.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales: 2002

Seller ID: 15614


Large 4to. 144pp, lavishly illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 1876991003 View more info

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Of Time and Place : essays in honour of O.H.K. Spate.

By: JENNINGS, J.N. & G.J.R. Linge (eds)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canberra, ANU Press: 1980

Seller ID: 31909


xxvi, 296pp, frontis portrait, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good. ISBN 0708114539 ***Spate was the author of a three-volume history of the Pacific and largely responsible for building the ANU's Research School in Pacific Studies. The sixteen essays in this festschrift reflect the range of his scholarly interests. View more info

Australia and the Pacific Islands : a natural history.

By: KEAST, Allen.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1966

Seller ID: 5538


(The Continents We Live On.) Large 4to. 298pp, illus in col. and b&w, col. ep maps, other sectional maps. Orig. cloth, gilt, with d/w. Two small tape marks on each fep o/w very good to fine. View more info

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Mirror of the Australian Navigation.

By: Le MAIRE, Jacob.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Sydney, Hordern House for the National Maritime Museum: 1999

Seller ID: 32030


(The Australian Maritime Series, no 5.) A facsimile of the 'Spieghel der Australische Navigatie' being an account of the voyage of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten 1615-1616 published in Amsterdam in 1622. With an introductory essay by Edward Duyker, New South Wales History Fellow, and English text by Alexander Dalrymple. Bibliographical note on the original editions by Hordern House. 950 copies thus. 4to. 96pp facsimile of the rare original Dutch printing and 65pp facsimile of the original English text of 1770, 15 illustrations in colour and b&w. Printed on Raleigh Oxford cream paper, hand... View more info

Image for A Savage History : whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans.

A Savage History : whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans.

By: NEWTON, John.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, New South: 2013

Seller ID: 35562


Small square 4to. 310pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Papered boards with dustwrapper. Slight bump to foot of spine, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 1742233740 View more info

Image for A Residence of Eleven Years in New Holland and the Caroline Islands.

A Residence of Eleven Years in New Holland and the Caroline Islands.

By: O'CONNELL, James F. : edited by Saul H. Riesenberg.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canberra, ANU Press: 1972

Seller ID: 31879


(Pacific History Series no 4.) 232pp, endpaper map. Cloth with dustwrapper. Very good. ISBN 0708105386 View more info

Image for H.M. Bark Endeavour: her place in Australian history.  With an account of her construction, crew and equipment and a narrative of her voyage on the east coast of New Holland in the year 1770.

H.M. Bark Endeavour: her place in Australian history. With an account of her construction, crew and equipment and a narrative of her voyage on the east coast of New Holland in the year 1770.

By: PARKIN, Ray.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Miegunyah Press (MUP): 1999

Seller ID: 7304


With plans, charts and illustrations by the author. 3rd impression (with revisions). Large 4to. Text volume (cloth) and box of plans/charts, in cloth-covered slipcase with title sheet and blurb on front & back. 468pp, 25 maps, 31 full- and half-page ship drawings, and many others (some based on Parkinson's drawings, two of which are also reproduced). The cloth-covered folding case contains 15 detailed ship drawings and plans (800x580mm). The spines a trifle sunned, otherwise fine. View more info

A Voyage Round the World by way of the Great South Sea, perform'd in the years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London...

By: SHELVOCKE, Capt. George.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1971

Seller ID: 31357


(Bibliothecha Australiana #71.) Facsimile of the London, 1726 edition. xxxvi, 468pp; 4 plates (two folding, large folding map. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrapper. Fine. View more info

Image for In Pursuit of Plants : experiences of nineteenth & early twentieth century plant collectors.

In Pursuit of Plants : experiences of nineteenth & early twentieth century plant collectors.

By: SHORT, P

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Perth, University of Western Australia Press: 2003

Seller ID: 22281


Large 8vo. 352pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1876268980 View more info

Image for The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade : a record of voyages and experiences in the Western Pacific, from 1875 to 1891.

The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade : a record of voyages and experiences in the Western Pacific, from 1875 to 1891.

By: WAWN, William T.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1893

Seller ID: 31919


First edition. Tall 8vo. xvi, 440pp; frontis, numerous text illustrations and a few plates, from the author's own sketches, 5 coloured maps. Original blue cloth, extremities a little rubbed. Short closed clean tear to front free endpaper, edges a little spotted and few light spots on early and late leaves, otherwise a very good clean copy.. ISBN 0708108229 View more info

Forty Drawings of Fishes made by artists who accompanied Captain James Cook on his three voyages to the Pacific 1768-71, 1772-75, 1776-80 some being used by the authors in the description of new species.

By: Whitehead, P.J.P.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, British Museum (Natural History): 1968

Seller ID: 27597


Folio. xxxii pp of text, 40 coloured plates with facing text. Original cloth with dustwrapper. The plain wrapper (apart from a gilt ship device on the upper panel) has some surface silverfishing (and is now in a protective sleeve). The book in fine condition. View more info