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Category: All Categories: Exploration and Discovery: South Pacific Exploration
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1.
Cook, James, 1728-1779 / Price, A. Grenfell (Archibald), 1892-1977, ed.  
The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific, as told by selections of his own journals, 1768-1779.

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press [1958].
xvii, 292 p. illus., ports., map (on lining papers); 28 cm. Edited by A. Grenfell Price. Illustrated by Geoffrey C. Ingleton. Selections from Cook's journals of his three voyages in the Pacific are put together as a single narrative. Stock#45245a. Vg /no dj.

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2.
Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798. Hoare, Michael E., editor.  
The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772-1775. Edited by Michael E. Hoare.

Publisher: London, Cambridge UP, 1982. Hakluyt Society. Second Series 152-155.
Four volumes, 831 p., indices, illus., plates (some folding). ‘Overshadowed for nearly two hundred years in European scholarship by the literary and scientific achievements and reputation of his eldest son George Forster, the author of this journal… principal naturalist on James Cook’s second voyage, was nevertheless recognized by many contemporaries as one of the ‘universal geniuses’ of the late eighteenth century. …Among the numerous Forster ‘treasures’ deposited in Berlin is his six-volume journal in the Resolution. As the journal of a highly literate landsman-at-sea it offers many new typically unrestrained insights into the day-to-day relationships, life and thinking and theory-testing on this, the most scientific and epic of Cook’s three voyages. It is also the fundament upon which George Forster wrote his classic travelogue A Voyage round the World (1777)… It is, too, the key to the science and anthropology of this voyage, the central document to understanding the naturalists’ day-to-day work and finds. …anthropologists, ethnolinguists, geographers, geologists, botanists, zoologists (especially ornithologists) and medical and literary historians… will find much new observation and theory.’ Dj of Vol. II scraped; fine. stock#23363.

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3.
Gassner, Julius S. (translator)  
Voyages and Adventures of La Perouse (from the fourteenth edition of the F. Valentin abridgment, Tours, 1875)

Publisher: University of Hawai`i Press Honolulu 1969.
Good with no dust jacket Hardcover Ex-Library copy; With typical markings. Library label remains on front board. Some wear to tips of top corners, and some light soil to front board. ; B&W Illustrations; 10 x 7-1/4"; 161 pages; Ex-Lib

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4.
Gwyther, John. [Cook, James]  
First Voyage. Being the Full & Authentic Story of the Great Discoveries Made by Lt. James Cook, R. N. ...

Publisher: Andrew Melrose, London ['First published 1954'].
'Commanding H. M. Bark 'Endeavour' in the Great South Seas in the Years 1768-1771.' 208 p., index, halftone plates incl. front., maps; 22 cm. 'The author, who served in the Royal Navy and knows the Pacific well, has written an outstanding book on the first voyage of the redoubtable Captain Cook.' Vg/ color pictorial dj chipped, worn, old tape stains, waterstains inside bottom of dj & along cover bottoms; good. Stock#39272.

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5.
Joppien, Rudiger; Bernard Smith.  
The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages: Volume Two, The Voyage of the Resolution & Adventure, 1772-1775.

Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985..
First Edition ISBN: 0300034512 Large quarto, about 13.5 inches tall, in brick red cloth. 274 pages. Illustrated by 115 plates, many in color, and an extensive illustrated descriptive catalogue. A hint of wear to the tips, but otherwise a clean, sound and bright copy. The jacket is crisp and complete, but a little rubbed. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket b

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6.
Markham, C. R. & E. C. Rye.  
Progress of Discovery on the Coasts of New Guinea. With Bibliographical Appendix.

Publisher: Royal Geographical Society, London, Supplementary Papers, 1886; reprint Martino 2003.
New Guinea, north of Australia (divided into Netherlands New Guinea, Territory of New Guinea, and Territory of Papua), is the second largest island in the world. 'The first European contact in 1526-27 was by the Portuguese explorer Jorge de Meneses, who named the island Ilhas dos Papuas (Island of the Fuzzy Hairs). The Spaniard Inigo Ortiz de Retes later called it New Guinea because he thought the people similar to those of Guinea in Africa. Further exploration followed, including landings by Bougainville, Cook, Stanley, and John Moresby' (Lonely Planet). Rye cites approximately 800 publications on the early history & discovery of New Guinea, alphabeticaly by author; Markham adds a concise & useful history of the exploration of the island. 8vo, 1, [265]-337 p.; binder's cloth; new from the publisher. Besterman 4224. 35955x.

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7.
Meredith, J. C.  
The Tattooed Man

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce New York 1958.
Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket First Edition Hardcover Lower front corner is lightly bumped. Pages clean. DJ spine extremities and corners are rubbed. Staining, surface rubbing to rear DJ. ; 90 pages

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8.
Rosenman, Helen (translated and edited by); Jules S.C. Dumont D'Urville.  
An Account in Two Volumes of Two Voyages to the South Seas . . . to Australia, New Zealand, Oceania 1826-1829 in the Corvette Astrolabe and . . .

Publisher: Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1988..
First U.S. Edition ISBN: 0824812239 Two volumes, octavos, about 9.75 inches (25 cm) tall, in beige cloth with red cloth spine labels stamped in gilt. Volume I subtitled "Astrolabe 1826-1829", 312 pages. Volume II subtitled "Astrolabe and Zélée 1737-1840. Conrad, p. 45. An important South Seas / Antarctic exploration report not translated until published in Australia in 1987. Both volumes are clean, bright and soundly bound although the spine labels are slightly turning at corners. The dark blue cloth covered slipcase is clean, lightly worn at edges, and with a moderate bump to a corner of the opening. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good Slipcase

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9.
Surville, Jean François / Francois Marie de & Guillaume Labé / Labe. Dunmore, John, translator & editor.  
The Expedition of the St. Jean-Baptiste to the Pacific, 1769-1770.

Publisher: London, 1981. Hakluyt Society 158.
From Journals of Jean de Surville and Guillaume Labé. Translated and Edited by John Dunmore. x, 310 p., index, plates. ‘Jean-François-Marie de Surville entered the Pacific by way of the northern Philippines, made a landfall in the Solomons, sailed to New Zealand, where he narrowly missed encountering Cook’s Endeavour, and crossed the southern Pacific to the coast of Peru where he met his death in an attempt to obtain help for his decimated crew. …This edition, based on unpublished documents held in the French National Archives, adds a new dimension to our understanding of Pacific exploration and places the voyage in the broader perspective of continuing Anglo-French rivalry.’ Dj; near fine. stock#23356.

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10.
Ward, R. Gerard, editor  
American Activities in the Central Pacific, 1790-1870. Volume 1 [Abaiang-Baker]...

Publisher: Gregg Press, Ridgewood, NJ [1966].
316 p., index, plates incl. portraits of men, ships, islanders; charts, 6 fold. maps; 26 cm. A history, geography and ethnography pertaining to American involvement and Americans in the Pacific taken from contemporary newspapers, etc. Introduction by Ernest S. Dodge. Bound in cream pictorial linen, a bit soiled; VG+. The Central Pacific Islands Projects 1790-1870, directed by Rear Admiral John W. McElroy & S. W. Boggs for the W.P.A. Early and extensive American activity in the Pacific Ocean (whaling & sealing, missionaries, trading, exploration) meant that there might be valid U.S. claim to many smaller, less apparently significant islands. Information was gathered from Massachusetts depositories (ships' logs, private logs & journals, contemporary printed records). Notices are in chronological order under each island name. Stock#39201. Fine/ no dj.

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