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  1. 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
  2. First Dublin edition. 8vo., [2], x, 244 pp., slightly spotted and slightly soiled, contemporary calf, a very good copy.

    £600
  3. Silver medal, 43 mm in diameter. Obverse: bust of Cook in relief with the legend 'Iac. Cook Oceani Investigator acerrimus' (the most intrepid investigator of the seas); reverse: full-length portrait of Britannia, her shield resting by her side, and the legend 'Nil intentatum Nostri Liquere' (our men have left nothing unattempted) and 'Auspiciis George III' in exergue.

    £2,750
  4. First edition, number 9 of 100 specially bound copies, from an overall limitation of 750; folio (310 x 190 mm.); printed in dark green throughout, wood-engraved frontispiece, title vignette, 6 chapter headings and device, all by John Buckland-Wright, one full-page map of the east coast of Australia; full green morocco, gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, top edge gilt, others uncut, spine very slightly lightened, but otherwise an excellent copy; housed in original cloth slip-case, lightly marked.

    £1,650
  5. 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
  6. Second edition. 4to, xxiii, [iii], 344, [xiv] index, [2] 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
  7. First edition. 4to (26 x 20 cm), [20], 417, [3] pp., 42 copper-plates (mostly folding), complete with the 12-page subscriber list and 'directions to binder', contemporary mottled calf, rebacked preserving spine, later red morocco label, light edge-wear, a very good copy.

    £3,000
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. First edition, 4to, xvi, 222, cxxx, [lxxii] pp., 7 aquatint plates, all but one hand-coloured, 5 engraved maps, contemporary calf gilt, black morocco lettering piece, lightly rubbed, an excellent example.

    £2,500
 

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