c.1870. French naval officer Paul Émile Miot was the first person to take photographs of the Pacific Islands... Read More about Eight albumen photographs of Polynesia
London: John Murray, 1878. Life on Ascension Island with her husband Scottish Astronomer David Gill to measure the solar parallax-the distance between the Earth and the Sun-by observing Mars, which was then the closest to Earth than it had been for a century. Read More about Six Months in Ascension. A Unscientific Account of a Scientific Expedition
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905. First edition. Read More about Under Tropic Skies
London: Printed for J. Nourse…and T. Davies…, 1772. First English Edition. The First French Circumnavigation. First English edition of the first French circumnavigation (first published in Paris, 1771). Bougainville’s command was to first turn over the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands to the Spanish, allies of the French. He tells the story..... Read More about A Voyage round the World…In the years 1776, 1767, 1768, and 1769…Translated from the French...
London: Printed for J. Nourse…and T. Davies…, 1772. First English Edition. The First English Edition of the First French Circumnavigation. Bougainville’s command was to first turn over the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands to the Spanish, allies of the French. He tells the story of the discovery and occupation of the Falklands..... Read More about A Voyage round the World…In the years 1776, 1767, 1768, and 1769…Translated from the French...
London: Geoffrey Bles, . First edition. Capetown, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, New Zealand etc. Read More about Out of the World
London: The Religous Tract Society, 1895. First edition thus. New Guinea. Read More about Pioneer Life and Work in New Guinea
vp: vd. Including: 1. The New Cries of London with Illustrations. New Haven: S. Babcock, 1850. 16 pages. 15 half-page woodcuts and title-vignette. Original yellow pictorial wrappers, with badminton, tops. etc as outside rule on upper yellow cover. 2. A Brother's Gift to His Sister. With 8 pictures. Yellow pictorial..... Read More about Group of 23 Chapbooks
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: 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...
London: Yates & Alexander, nd. Read More about Gems from the Coral Islands; or, Incidents of Contrast between Savage and Christian Life in the...
1892. There was an old Fijian legend of walking unharmed through native oven on hot white stones by the Matagali tribe, on the Island of Beqa. On 1 September 1892, the Governor of Fiji, Sir John Bates Thurston, arranged for the "Fire Ceremony" to be performed before the Vice-Regal Party..... Read More about Fiji Fire Ceremony
London: Arrowsmith, nd. An account of the cruise of the schooner Chance, 1928-1929 from New London through the South Seas to Sydney. Read More about The Great Dipper to the Southern Cross
New York: Collins & Hannay, 1833. First edition. The memoirs of one of America’s greatest explorers, containing the account of the first naval expedition to the southern hemisphere sponsored by the U.S. government. The author gives accounts of adventures in Australia, and includes tales of the rescue of the Rev..... Read More about Voyages Round the World; with Selected Sketches of Voyages to the South Seas, North and South...
London: F.V. White, 1893. First edition. Detective novel. Read More about The March of Fate. A Novel
London: John Murray, . First edition. Read More about The Discoverers of the Fiji Islands. Tasman, Cook, Bligh, Wilson, Bellingshausen
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1919. First Edition. Samoa, Savai Island, Tonga and Fiji, New Guinea, Java and Sumatra, Malay States, Siam and Cambodia et al. Read More about Unconducted Wanderers
1925. A PIRATE SETS SAIL ON WILLIAM BEEBE'S EXPEDITION. Under the auspices of the New York Zoological Society, the Arcturus departed New York and sailed via the Sargasso Sea, the Cocos Islands and finally to the Galapagos. Dickerman's official capacity was as assistant artist to the expedition, a role which..... Read More about Album documenting the Arcturus Expedition, 1925
[Munchen; Berlin: Marees-Gesellschaft. Verlag R. Piper & Co. Hersteller: Ganymed, 1926]. Number LVI of LXXX copies specially bound (limitation notice on front pastedown). Deluxe issue. The deluxe issue of this beautifully produced facsimile in color of Gauguin's original manuscript of his collaboration with the Symbolist poet Charles Morice. A version..... Read More about Noa Noa, Voyage de Tahiti]. [Edited by Julius Meier-Graeffe
London: The Religous Tract Society, 1885. First edition. Read More about Jottings from the Pacific
London: Printed and Published in Great Britain by the Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. Number 86 of 300 copies printed in Perpetua type on Arnold's hand-made paper. Read More about A Compendium of the East Being an Account of Voyages to the Grand Indies Made By the Sieur Jean...
1961. Offprint. Inscribed on the front upper wrapper to Laszlo Magyar on 30/7/79. Read More about Prehistoric Voyages as Agencies for Melanesian and South American Plant and Animal Dispersal to...
London: Kegan Paul, Trench. Trubner & Co, 1927. First Edition. ASHLEY MONTAGU'S COPY. Read More about Melanesians of the South-east Solomon Islands
London: Holden & Hardingham, . First edition. Read More about A Journey to Java
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1846. Second America Edition. Suppressing the Pirates of Borneo. An account of Keppel's setting off from Singapore to Borneo where, with other commanders of British ships, and Sir James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak the Borneo pirate tribes were suppressed in 1843-44. A large portion of..... Read More about The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy: With Extracts from the...