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1 Admiralty Royal Navy Experimental Squadron Reports from Rear-Admiral Hyde Parker et. al. Relative to the Trial Cruises of Her Majesty's Ships : Presented to Parliament 1846 : TOGETHER WITH : Iron Vessels , Returns, Of Engines, Reports of the Effects of Shot on Iron
London House of Commons 13 May 1846 & 1850-51 First Quarter Leather Good to Very Good None 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 1 3/4 
Determined to prove William Symond's designs to be failures, the new Tory Board of Admiralty sent out this experimental squadron in 1845 under the elderly Rear-Admiral Hyde Parker. Consisting of the pre-Symonds' Trafalgar, St. Vincent. Rodney and Canopus, along with Symonds' Queen, Albion, Vanguard and Superb. Since no heavy weather was sought (guess Commander too elderly?) no real comparisons were effected, and Symonds resigned in 1847 after a 'Commitee of Reference' was imposed to oversee him. Binding sound, worn spine and corners, text clean with 55 pages of reports, followed by 52 folding charts and diagrams. Followed by sections of Returns, Shot Report's (colour diagrams) and Complement Returns of Officers and Crews, of varying dates. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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2 Beaufort, (Sir) Francis KARAMANIA, or a Brief Description of the South Coast of Asia - Minor and of the Remains of Antiquity, with Plans, Views, &c. Collected During a Survey of that Coast, Under the Orders of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, in the Years 1811 & 1812
London R. Hunter 1817 First English Quarter Leather Very Good 
Morrocco respined, gilt decoration and lettering over marbeled boards and endpapers. 8vo 299pp [x, (i) contents, 294, (4) index, (i) list of 20 plates and engravings. 5 plates (2 tissue guarded) incl frontispiece; 3 charts (1 folding) 12 vignettes in text of which 2 are charts. Handsome volume with minimal toning/foxing. Author was shot in the groin and seriously injured towards the end of this survey of the Ottoman Turk coast, 'Infested by Pirates' 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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3 Bougainville, Lewis De : Translated from the French By John Reinhold Forster A Voyage Round the World Performed By Order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766,1767,1768,and 1769.
London J. Nourse and T. Davies 1772 First English Edition Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Quarto 
251 x 208 mm (9 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches). Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, new endpapers. Xxviii, 476 pp. Printed marginalia. Five folding maps and one folding plate. Modern ink signature, "Weddell Foss" and his address in title page; expert repair to tear on title-page, not affecting text. Very good, very clean.. Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811) French navigator, mathematician, and soldier . COX I, 55: "the first French expedition to sail around the world...is written with simplicity and some humor"; Sabin 6869; Hill I. 31-32: Howgego B 142. "This account confirmed Jean Jacques Rousseau's 'noble savage' concept, and inspired Denis Diderot to pen his denunciation of European contact with indigenous peoples." 
Price: 3600.00 USD
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4 Cook, Captain James and King, Captain James A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean; Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere: performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in the Years 1776,1777,1778, and 1780. Being a complete, comprehensive, and satisfactory abridgement of the Voyage in Four Volumes
London John Stockdale. Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding, and John Hardy. 1784 First Octavo Leather Very Good 
Four clean volumes. re-spined using original leather boards and endpapers; unmarked. Text and plates without any foxing which is notably uncommon.Lacks Great Chart in Volume One. Plate for Volume Three at Page 106 (men and women of Unalaska) missing and Plan of Karakakooa Bay appears to have been excised and is also missing. All other called for copper plates are bound in correctly and are near fine in their condition. This became a preferred set for this third voyage being abridged to read more like a novel. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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5 Duke De La Rochefoucault Liancourt Travels Through the United States of North America
London R. Phillips 1799 First English Edition Leather Very Good 9 x 10 3/4 
Volume one of two only. "Travels through the United States of North Amreica, the Country of the Iroquois, and Upper Canada, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797; with an authentic account of lower Canada" No maps or plates. Pencil gift incription ffep. Edges worn. Green leather and gilt lettering on spine bright and clear. Binding tight. Some pages marked in pencil. 
Price: 540.00 USD
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6 Hayden, Sterling WANDERER : An Autobiography
New York Knopf 1963 Second Impression Before Publication Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed and dated (1963) on half title. No other markings.Jacket not price clipped. Navy 'compass' impressed cloth, bright gilt spine title and device of 'compass'. Seaman turned actor after a brigantine delivery, almost immediatly a leading man. 434pp 
Price: 405.00 USD
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7 I. K. fOUNDATION VARIOUS EDITORS The Linnaeus Apostles Global Science & Adventure, 8 Volumes, 11 Books
U. K. I.K.Foundation 2012 1904145264 / 9781904145264 First Editions Hard Covers New New Oversize and Overweight 
For the complete set, postage at cost. Vol 1 : Introduction; 2; Europe, Arctic, Asia; 3 Europe, North and South America; 4 Europe, Middle East - North East and West Africa; 5 Sourhern Africa, Oceania, Antarctica - South America (Anders Sparman, Capt. Cook) 6 Europe - Southern Africa - Oceania - Antarctica - South America 6 Europe - Southern Africa- East- Southern & Sotheast Asia 7 Europe - Southern Africa - Oceania - South America - East, Southern and Southeast Asia 7 8 : Encyclopedia. 
Price: 1350.00 USD
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8 Kerr, Robert, F.R.S. & F. A. S. EDIN. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time : Illustrated by Maps and Charts in 18 Volumes
Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and T. Cadell 1824 First Thus Leather Good to Very Good 8 vo 
16 volumes with armorial bookplate of Lord Belhaven & Stenton (dated 1895) with worn boards, gilt dentells faded. spines and boards re-attached,with some spine and label loss, with textblocks sturdy and complete. A missing Volume 17 has been provided by an 1816 copy in quarter leather in very sound condition. The missing Volume 8 is provided by a modern print on demand large print hardcover edition by BiblioBazaar. This was a fragile imported set, now somewhat improved, and was a candidate for re-binding but the quoted expense considered not to be warrented. Sold as an 'as is' collection. 
Price: 3600.00 USD
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9 Melville, Herman Moby Dick or the Whale in Three Volumes and Aluminum Slipcase
Chicago The Lakeside Press 1930 Limited Hardcovers in Slipcase Near Fine 12 x 8 1/2 Rockwell Kent 
Black beveled edged covers, silver designs and spine lettering/ device. . Volume 1 has gutter toning, particularly at rear. Milder in Volumes 2 &3. Top edges dyed black. Most internal dark pictures were tissue guarded, hence no offsetting. The slipcase has a bump lower corner, otherwise clean with minor scratches and toning. Handsome set , very clean, of this seminal work limited to 1,000 copies. 
Price: 4500.00 USD
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10 Parry, Captain William Edward Journal of a Voyage (and Second Voyage) for the Discovery of a North - West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific Performed in the Years 1819-20 (& 1821-22-23) (IN TWO VOLUMES)
London John Murray 1821 First Editions Hard Covers Very Good 
Second voyage 1824. Matching set. Lord Essex's copy ; The Gazette inscribed to him by Edward Sabine, the Editor. Some offsetting to plates to text, mild foxing. Sturdy binding, assume re-spined. 
Price: 2250.00 USD
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11 Parry, Captain William Edward Journal of the Second Voyage For the Discovery of a North-West Passage
London John Murray 1824 First English Quarter Leather Very Good Plus 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 
Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's Ships Fury and Hecla, Under the Orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N, F.R.S., and Commander fo the Expedition. Illustrated throughout with maps and plates. Rebound with previous endpaper bound in. Bright gilt spine lettering set in red leather. Previous owner's name in gilt letters at tail of spine. Marbled boards. Multiple maps bound in rear. Binding is tight, pages unmarked. Some foxing. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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12 Parry, Captain William Edward Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole in Boats Fitted for the Purpose, and Attached to His Majesty's Ship Hecla; in the Year 1827
London John Murray 1828 First Edition Half-Leather Good to Very Good 
Modern bindimg over marbled boards. Six plates, 1 chart.Considerable foxing. 
Price: 1350.00 USD
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13 Ross, John K. S. Captain Royal Navy Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a Northwest Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions druing the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833
London A.W Webster 1835 First English Quarter Leather Very Good Minus 10 1/2 x 12 1/4" 
Gilt lettering on spine bright over red calf. Illustrated throughout with maps, and plates, both black & white and color. 740pp. Edges worn, expecially corners and spine edges. Some pages soiled, foxed. Binding tight, pages unmarked. 
Price: 675.00 USD
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14 Ross, Sir John and Ross, Commander James Clark Narrative and Appendix of a Second Voyage in Search of a North - West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions Duting the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833 Including the Reports of the Discovery of the North Magnetic Pole
London A. W. Webster 1835 First Edition Original Blue Cloth Very Good Large Paper Format Signed
Vol I shelf and spine wear; bumped corners, hinges tender.Collation: [8] xxxiv, 740p + 25 plates (9 with hand coloring) 5 maps, including one folding. Page xxxiii misbound with unnumbered preliminaries. Repairs to verso of folding map. With tipped in or glued signatures at front ( of clippings from envelopes or letters) including those of Ross addressed to Lord Borington; two addressed to Captain Raggett (aboard both HM Ship Defiance and HMS Albion) and Admiral Geo. Campbell. Vol II the Appendix has water tidemarks at the margins to the ffeps and frontispiece and title page; minor endpaper foxing, clean text and constitutes the reports upon peoples, vocabulary, natural history and scientific observations, surgeon's report, biography of the crew, lat & long places; and the list of subscribers. Includes 20 plates, several colored. 
Price: 2700.00 USD
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15 Sparrman , Andrew M. D. (Sparrman, Anders) A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, and Round the World : But Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the Year 1772, to 1776. In 2 Volumes : Translated from the Swedish Original.
Perth R. Morison and Son 1789 First Scottish Leather Very Good 4 x 7 D. Lizars (Engravings) 
Two 12mo. volumes in lightly worn contemporary calf of the pirated edition which was taken from the London Second Edition of 1786. Both contents pages bound into volume one; the chapter headings for Vol II are shown in the contents pages as Chapter X onwards, but are, in volume two actually Chapter 1 onwards. Page skip, without loss, from page 136 to 139 in Vol II. In Vol I : Folded plate frontispiece of Cape of Good Hope; 2 plates and folded map of the Cape Promontary (in good condition) at the rear. In Vol II : Language appendix; 7 plates with 11 images at rear. Forster induced Sparrman, a pupil of Linnaeus, to join Cook on the second voyage.Description of the voyage is brief (fourteen weeks in the Antarctic waters receives only a few lines) but he does relate, as an eyewitness, an incident north of New Zealand unrecorded in logs or journals, when the Resolution and Adventure avoided a serious collision by only a hairsbreadth. Tha majority of the text and all the plates deal with his journeys and natural history excursions in South Africa, despite his visiting and studying same in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands on this second Cook voyage. 12mo, pp,xx, 264. ; pp 261. Prior owner name in ink. 
Price: 1125.00 USD
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16 Vancouver, Captain George A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; in Which the Coast of North - West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed. In Three Volumes
London G. G. And J. Robinson and J. Edwards 1798 First Editions Half-Leather Very Good 
Re-backed with original backstrip replaced over the new leather. Oval stamp 'The Belcher Library' else unmarked. Offsetting to text at plates, with marginal browning to otherwise clean plates. 3 vols. 
Price: 5850.00 USD
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17 Vancouver, George with Posthumus Editing By John Vancouver and Peter Puget. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World; in Which the Coast of North-west America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accuratly Surveyed Performed in the Years 1790-1795 in the Discovery and Chatham : New Edition with Corrections
London John Stockdale 1801 Second Revised English Leather Very Good 
Publisher inserts statement that the copper-plates were all stolen after the First Edition. This second English Edition, six 8 vo volumes, with corrected text by John Vancouver LACKS ALL CHARTS, PLATES AMD VIEWS. COMPRISES TEXT ONLY. However this set is offered with a Bibliotheca Australiana set of 16 Plates and views (1967) housed in a purpose made, matching, binder half-leather slipcase, with matching spine gilt lettering and rules. Provenance volumes- bookplate of Philip Saltmarshe - 17th of Saltmarsh b.15.03.1780 d.28.11.1846. This handsome Second edition was the only subsequent edition in the English language until the Da Capo 1967 facsimile of the First Edition; and the later edited 4 volume Hakluyt version. Howgego V13. 
Price: 1755.00 USD
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18 Various Authors Mariners Library: Incomplete set of 45 of 48 Volumes (Lacks #'s 37,40,& 47 )
London Rupert Hart-Davis Hard Covers Good to Very Good Fair to Good 
A work in progress. Missing volumes 37,40, & 47,. Volumes 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 30, 31. 35, 36, 39, 42 , 43 & 44 have art jackets in poor to good condition, mostly worn at edges and chipped at spine ends, many price-clipped. Volumes 14, 41, 45 & 48 have the red and white jackets in very good condition. The rest have no jackets, nine with the volume number at tail. All bindings are tight. Some have names or gift notations on front endpapers, a few are foxed. Several volumes have minor underlining. Overall a very good readable set. Just three titles to hunt for and 'chase down'. 
Price: 1215.00 USD
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19 Wilkes, Charles Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838,1839,1840,1841,1842. In Five Volumes
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1856 First American Edition Half-Leather Very Good 
Report of the important and controversial first US Navy exploring expedition. This is the first uncondensed edition published without the atlas. All the many plates are present and thirteen maps that would have been in an atlas are bound in the text. See Haskell for collations. In addition this set is bound in publisher's leather with gilt spine decorations, and marbled boards. All edges marbled. . Unusual. Haskell, 7. Howes W-414. Hill p. 325. Howgego W 33. Moderate foxing & browning, but plates clean. Light cover wear. 
Price: 2160.00 USD
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