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Rare and finely bound books relating to ocean voyages, including first editions of accounts of the voyages of James Cook, Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle, and the complete works of George Anson.

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  1. [Sammelband of travel narratives and digests.]
    An interesting sammelband of scarce travel narratives printed by the radical publisher and bookseller Sir Richard Phillips (1767-1840), including a rare collection of anonymous letters from William Parry's first arctic voyage, and the sole editions in English of Baron Hallberg's Reise durch Skandinavien (1818) and of Louis... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 112632

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  2. A Forced March from My Home in Old England to My Home in the Regiment.
    First and only edition, extremely uncommon: only the British Library and Princeton copies traced in institutional holdings world-wide, one copy found in auction records, in 1952. The author, an officer in the 14th Regiment Madras Native Infantry, was on leave in London when he was ordered to rejoin his regiment in Bangalore... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 112178

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  3. Westward Ha! Or, around the World in Eighty Clichs.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free enpaper by Perelman, "For John McFadden with cordial best wishes, S. J. Perelman, 26 March 1966". Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 112119

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  4. Local Color.
    First UK edition, limited to 200 numbered copies (this being number 52). Capote's third published book, originally published in the US in 1950, comprises nine vignettes of travel reportage: New Orleans, New York, Brooklyn, Hollywood, Haiti, To Europe, Ischia, Tangier and A Ride Through Spain. Scarce in this condition. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 106735

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  5. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    First edition of Bligh's personal account of one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history (Hill), published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him from any blame that might be levelled against him because... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 109303

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  6. Heaven Has Claws.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 105138

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  7. The Shores and Islands of the Mediterranean.
    First edition. Wright (1794/51877), a Church of England clergyman and author of numerous topographical works, provides the text for a variety of attractive steel-engravings, chiefly of views and architectural subjects. "The province of Algiers and the Beylik of Tunis have been visited by Sir Grenville Temple under more favourable... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 105114

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  8. 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,
    First octavo edition, first published in quarto in 1798. "This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge" (Hill). George Vancouver (1758-1798) had accompanied Cook in the Resolution on his second voyage, in the Discovery on his final voyage, and had seen naval warfare with... Learn More
    £5,950

    Stock Code: 100520

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  9. The Case of Mr. John Harrison [drop-head and docket title].
    A rare and significant survival, this is the third of three editions published, the first undated in 1767, and another in 1770 (though no extant copy of that printing is recorded). This third was published the year before Harrison was awarded most of the prize offered under the terms of the 1714 Longitude Act, and indeed... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 94021

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  10. Notes of a Cruise in H.M.S. "Fawn" in the Western Pacific in the Year 1862.
    First edition, this copy inscribed on the title page by the author to his son; "John Shapland Elliot from his very affectionate father THCH", and with later ownership inscription of "A. M. Daubeny (granddaughter) 1942". Loosely inserted photographic carte-de-visite of Captain Cator, captain of the ship, on whose photographs... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 97367

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  11. Northward Ho!
    First edition, first impression. These two works together form the record of Harold Nossiter's circumnavigation of the globe with his two sons. The outward journey took the Nossiters first through the Indonesian archipelago, thence to Colombo and onwards to the Suez Canal before traversing the Straits of Gibraltar and finally... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 96636

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  12. Diarium, oder Tage-Buch über dasjenige,
    First and only edition of this fascinating account of the East Indies and Persia by a German soldier in the service of the VOC. "Behr enlisted in 1641 and sailed to Batavia about two years later he went on to serve in Java, as well as with the fleet of Johann Maetsuycker on the Malabar Coast. Apart from a voyage to Persia,... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 96772

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  13. A Voyage Round the World in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV.
    First edition, first issue with p. 319 misnumbered p. 219. Large paper Royal Paper issue, subscriber's copy. Anson was sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear, but his expedition threatened to turn into a fiasco. His small squadron was battered by storms... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 93142

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  14. The Journey to Java.
    First edition, first impression. An account of Harold Nicolson and V. Sackville-West's two-months long journey to Java onboard the Rotterdam Lloyd passenger liner MS Willem Ruys, Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 91860

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  15. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    First edition of Bligh's (1754-1817) personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill) published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 92505

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  16. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    First edition of Bligh's personal account of one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history, published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him from any blame that might be levelled against him because of... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 92286

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  17. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    First edition of Bligh's personal account of one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history, published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him from any blame that might be levelled against him because of... Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 90805

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  18. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    First edition of the first illustrated English work on Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 81263

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  19. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    First edition of the first illustrated English work on Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 80780

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  20. An Account of a Voyage in Search of La Prouse
    First edition in English, same year as the French, this in the favoured, and less common, single-volume quarto edition. Labillardi Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 79886

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