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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
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
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: Blackie & Son, Limited. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 743 and 745 Broadway. New Edition. Read More about Bunyip Land or, Among the Blackfellows in New Guinea
[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...
London: Kegan Paul, Trench. Trubner & Co, 1927. First Edition. ASHLEY MONTAGU'S COPY. Read More about Melanesians of the South-east Solomon Islands
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...
Doesborgh: J.C. van Schenk Brill, 1875. First edition. Read More about Nederlandsch Oost-Indië. Beschreven en afgebeeld voor het Nederlandsche volk
c.1870. French naval officer Paul Émile Miot was the first person to take photographs of the Pacific Islands during a voyage to the Marquesas islands and Tahiti in 1869. Born in Trinidad and educated in Ireland, Miot was something of a photographic pioneer, being possibly the first to use photographs..... Read More about Eight albumen photographs of Polynesia
Paris: Société d’Éditions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, 1930. First edition. Read More about Les Arts Indigènes en Nouvelle-Guinée
1842. "A description by Colenso of the service used by the Bishop of London for the reception of three priests from the Church of Rome. On the last page is only a verse - Rev. xviii, 4, 5" (Williams). Read More about He Kupu Wakatupato, Na te Aroha Pono [in Maori
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1921. Read More about Mystic Isles of the South Seas
San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, Printers, [circa 1862]. The woodcut is signed by Loomis and shows a tropical atoll with palm trees, small huts and several sailing vessels. The prospectus for the company survives at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, dated 1862 and titled: Proposals for forming a children's..... Read More about Evening Star Joint Stock Company ... Share in the Missionary Vessel "Evening Star"
London: London MIssionary Society, 1913. With presentation slip tipped-in at front as reward for gathering money. Read More about Papuan Pictures