Australia, Pacific & Voyages
Three works: I. 2 vols in one, [xxviii], 308, [ii]; [ii], 326, [vi] pp., folding map at end; II. [xx], 366, [x] pp.; III. [xii], 618, [xii] pp., folding map at end. Uniformly bound in contemporary half-calf, morocco labels, blue morocco numbering roundels, a little staining to third work at beginning and end, a very good set.£3,250
8vo., xxiv, 431 pp. 2 illustrations, original blue cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, rebacked in blue morocco gilt, title with blind stamp of the United Service Institution and short tear.£250
First editions throughout, together 9 volumes, comprising 8 volumes 4to text, and folio atlas. Occasional light spotting, late eighteenth/early nineteenth century polished calf gilt, sometime neatly rebacked preserving spines, morocco labels, atlas bound to match, a fine set. [FIRST VOYAGE] First edition. 3 volumes. 52 engraved maps, charts and views, of which 44 folding; includes 'Streight of Magellan' plate (short tears and repairs to folds). [SECOND VOYAGE] First edition. 2 volumes. 64 engraved plates, maps, and charts (large chart with short tear to fold). [THIRD VOYAGE] First edition. 3 volumes text plus atlas, 87 engraved plates, charts, and maps. Beddie 650, 1216, 1543; Hill 782, 358, 361; Holmes 5, 24, 47; Mitchell Library Cook 648, 1216, 1552; Sabin 30934, 16245, 16250; Hill, 782, 358, 361; Printing and the Mind of Man 223, Rosove 77 & Taurus 1 (Second voyage); Forbes 62 and Lada-Mocarski 37 (3rd voyage). Height of text: 30 cm Overall width of set: 39 cm; Atlas Height 57cm, Depth 41cm.£35,000
Second edition. 4to, xxiii, [iii], 344, [xiv] index,  ads pp., folding plate and 4 folding maps, slight spotting, contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked, original spine richly gilt, with red morocco label, laid down, a fine example.£2,250
First editions. 4to (29.2 x 23 cms), x, 1-153, [ii], 246-264; iv, 88pp., engraved portrait of Bligh and 7 engraved charts, plates and plans (of which one folding and 4 double-page); folding plan frontispiece, 3 charts (2 folding). Together bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked.£25,000
First edition. 12 vols comprising: 8 vols 4to text, plus 4 large folio volumes (1 atlas, 3 of plates), three engraved titles, 354 engraved plates and maps, contemporary green morocco-backed boards, atlas in original blue-green marbled boards, modern morocco-backed fold-over box. A fine fresh set, minor defects noted below.
The set comprises:
FREYCINET, L.-C. de S. de. Historique, 1825-37. 3 vols: 2 vols 4to text, large folio (49 x 33 cm) plate volume. Atlas: engraved title with integral vignette, 11 pages of letterpress text at back, Table explicative, 12 engraved maps or plans (2 double page) and 100 views, and portraits(41 hand-coloured). Occasional light spotting.
QUOY, Jean R.C.; GAIMARD, Joseph P. Zoologie, 1824. 2 vols: 1 vol. 4to text, large folio plate volume . Atlas: engraved title on india paper mounted, 13 pages of letterpress text at back, Table Explicative, 96 engraved plates (77 hand-coloured or printed in colour and finished by hand) after Chazal, A. Prevost. Huet, Taunay, P. Oudart and others, by Coutant and others. The subjects include 27 birds, all coloured, 23 fish, most coloured, crustaceans, mammals, insects and others. Occasional light spotting, corners bumped.
GAUDICHAUD, Charles. Botanique, 1826. 2 vols: Text, 1 vol. 4to, plate volume large folio. Plate volume: engraved title 22 pages of letterpress text at back, Table explicative, 120 engraved plates, unsigned but by A. Ploiret fils. The plates include 32 Hawaiian plants and 20 plates of newly described plants from New Holland.
FREYCINET, L.-C. de S. de. Navigation et Hydrographie, 1826. 3 vols: Text: 1 vol. bound in 2, 4to; Atlas, large folio (59.5 x 40 cm). Text: 3 engraved plates. Atlas: letterpress title and 1p. Table des cartes et plans, 22 engraved maps and charts, after Duperrey, Labiche and Berard. Original tissue guards.
FREYCINET. L.-C. de S. de. Observations du Pendule, 1826. 1 vol. 4to. Half-title, title with wood-engraved vignette.
FREYCINET, L.-C. de S. de. Magnetisme terrestre, 1842. 1 vol. 4to. Half-title, one folding engraved map.
FREYCINET. L.-C. de S. de. Meteorologie, 1844. 1 vol. 4to. Half-title.£135,000
First edition, 2 volumes bound as one, 8vo (21.1 x 12.6 cm). 7 engraved folding plates. Recent half calf period style (retaining the original endpapers), red morocco label, marbled sides. Scattered foxing and a few old pale stains. A very good copy, with half-title to both volumes.£3,750
First edition, large paper copy. 2 volumes, (32 x 24.5 cm); Volume I with 16 plates and maps (some folding), 4, 4, , iv, iv, iv, iv, , 578 pp., index; Volume II with 13 maps and plates (some folding), 2, 2, iv, 4, 4, iv, 576 pp. Together 29 plates and maps; Contents leaf in volume I only, volume II without a general title (as often) and without section titles, the title leaf A Plan for the Publication dated 1790 inserted at front of vol. ii, the fifth part (published 1808) not present here, a small old tape repair to verso of map at page 499, vol. i, old blind-stamps of the Explorers Club to first leaf each volume, finely bound in modern tree calf antique, covers with fanct gilt borders, flat spines in six compatments, red and green labels to second and fourth, others richly gilt, a very handsome set.£19,500
First edition, 8vo., xx, 236pp., 16 pp. adverts, folding map of Kerguelen (small repair at fold), one plate, 53 illustrations in the text, original dark blue cloth, spine gilt, yellow endpapers, an excellent example.£950
First edition, 4to (30 x 22.7cm.), engraved portrait frontispiece, 6 folding maps and charts, 13 plates. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt with red morocco label, plates somewhat offset onto text, S2 with short marginal repaired tear, a very handsome example.£4,750