London: Jonathan Cape, . First published edition, no. 185 of 750 DELUXE COPIES. J.M. Wilson’s Copy. Lawrence’s superb... Read More about Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph
Roma: per Francesco Bouerlié, 1809. First edition. Read More about Notizie Storiche e Bibliografiche di Cristoforo Colombo di Cuccaro del Monferrato discopritore...
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1854. Read More about The Lives of Christopher Columbus, The Discoverer of America, and Americus Vespucius The Florentine
Constantinople: c 1897. Read More about Photograph of Istanbul Cemetery "Cimetiere turc à Scutari." #64
London: Printed for Alex. Hogg at the King's-Arms, No. 16 Paternoster-Row; and sold by all Booksellers and news-carriers in town and country, [1790?]. "An entire new edition, taken from the original journals as published in quarto by government, at a most extravagant price. The whole now revised, corrected, and improved..... Read More about A New, Authentic, and Complete Edition of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages...
London: Alexander Hogg, [1784-1786]. First one-volume collected edition of the three Voyages. First one-volume collected edition. First one volume edition of Cook’s voyages, begun soon after the publication of the official account of the Third Voyage and issued in eighty serial parts with plates. The volume also includes accounts of..... Read More about A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World, Undertaken and Performed by...
London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell; W. and A. Strahan, 1773; 1777; 1785. First editions of first two voyages; second edition of the third voyage. Complete Set of Cook's Three Voyages. A complete set of the official accounts of Cook's three voyages. "Captain's Cook's three great voyages form the basis..... Read More about An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries...
London: Printed for G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. First edition. FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF COOK. The first edition of this highly influential first English biography of Cook by the Anglican clergyman Kippis, one of the leading biographers of his day. In addition to describing the three..... Read More about The Life of Captain James Cook
Hartford: Nathaniel Pattern, 1783. First edition (lacking the map as in almost all copies). Rare. "This is not only the first American book on the Northwest Coast, but also the first American book on Hawaii" (Streeter). Ledyard is distinguished in many respects, he was the only American to sail on..... Read More about A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific, and in Quest of a North-West Passage,...
London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, 1773. First edition with the very rare "Explanatory Remarks" by Fothergill and postscript. With The Rare Explanatory Remarks by Fothergill. First edition of this important account of Cook's first voyage, based on the journal of Parkinson, who had been engaged by Sir Joseph Banks to..... Read More about A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, The Endeavour. Faithfully...
London: Elliot Stock, 1893. First Wharton edition. Read More about Captain Cook's Journal during His First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark...
Dublin: Price, Whitestone, Chamberlain, et al, 1781. First Dublin edition. First Dublin edition. The first Dublin edition of the first full account in English of Cook's third and final voyage. Rickman was a second lieutenant aboard the Discovery. "It provides an important supplement to the official account of the Third..... Read More about Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; Performed in the Years...
Dublin: Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, Williams, Cross, Jackson, Moncriefe, et al, 1784. First Dublin edition. First Dublin edition of the official account of Cook's final voyage, the issue without plates and maps. Read More about Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in...
London: Printed by H. M. for B. Lintot and R. Gosling, A. Bettesworth and W. Innys, 1712. First edition of both volumes. The source of "Robinson Crusoe" The first edition of this account of Cooke’s voyage on the Dutchess was rushed into print in a single volume, with the account..... Read More about A Voyage to the South Sea, and Round the World, perform'd in the Years 1708, 1709, 1710 and 1711...
[circa 1880]. Unique "remembrance" of the California whaling scene, about the Santa Barbara Islands and a charming period vignette abroad the Minerva. An account of Coomer’s sailor-friend, who landed a whale in front of a group of “pretty girls” on another boat: “…But the ladies had seen enough of whaling..... Read More about A Lively Whaling Scene [manuscript caption title
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. First edition. Read More about Sketches of Switzerland. By an American
London: W. J. Ham-Smith, 1913. First edition. Inscribed copy by the Author. Published after her death by her husband Vaughan Cornish (1862-1948), Ellen Cornish (1854-1911) was a geographer who traveled with Vaughan to Jamaica, Japan, and Panama, documenting water and rock formations as well as other natural occurences in landscape..... Read More about The Travels of Ellen Cornish. Being the Memoir of a Pilgrim of Science
London: Thomas Constable, 1855. First of this translation., "Constable's Miscellany of Foreign Literature, Vol. V" Published the year after the first edition, the work begins with a historical overview before describing the authors travels on the island. Oddly enough, three translations of Gregorovius' work on Corsica (1853) were published in..... Read More about Wanderings in Corsica: Its History and its Heroes
London: Printed for G.G. J. and J. Robinson, 1792; 1785; 1789. First edition of the first title. Plays by Hannah Cowley & Elizabeth Inchbald. The comedies of Hannah Cowley (1743-1809) "constitute a dramatic oeuvre unmatched before her time by any woman except Aphra Behn." - Janet Todd, DICTIONARY OF BRITISH..... Read More about A Day in Turkey; or, The Russian Slaves. A Comedy, as acted at the Theatre Royal in Covent...
London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch at the Red-Lion in Pater-noster-Row; and James Hodges at the Looking-Glass on London-Bridge, 1739. Seventh edition (first published in 1685). Has been erroneously attributed to Richard Blome; the author Robert Burton was the pseudonym of printer and bookseller Nathaniel Crouch (1632?-1725?). First..... Read More about The English Empire in America or, A view of dominions of the Crown of England in the West Indies....
Havana: January 21, 1928. Reading in part: "We are charmed with Cuba. Our Eyes rest with delight upon the beauty of Cuba...We cherish the thought that Cuba in her liberty and indepedndence is the vindication of the idealism of the people of the United States." Read More about Typed Manuscript , Signed. A part of Chamber of Commerce Address on Cuba
London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition. Read More about In the Himalayas and on the Indian Plains
In 1944, in recognition of the bravery and strengths shown by the French, some 70 English writers contributed poems for a work entitled “Poems for France.” This was edited by Nancy Cunard who also added biographies of the contributors. First published in French, Miss Cunard then translated the work into..... Read More about Autograph manuscript of John Gawsworth’s “Thoughts in Tunisia (Final Version)” accompanied...
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. First edition. Inscribed. Read More about The Fire Ox and Other Years
London: Henry Colburn, 1839. First edition. Darwin’s First Book. The account of the Beagle's two voyages, edited by Robert Fitzroy, who served as commander of both voyages. Volume three of this work represents the first edition of Darwin's account of the voyage which provided the basis for his work on..... Read More about Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the Years...
New York: R.H. Russell, 1897. First edition. In Dust Jacket. Read More about Cuba in War Time