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“THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT… IN THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE”

DARWIN, Charles, FITZROY, Robert, and KING, Philip Barker. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle. London, 1839. Four volumes.

Exceptional first edition of the account of the most famous voyage in the history of biological science and modern thought. Volume III is the first issue of Darwin's Journal, his first published book, containing the observations and fieldwork that form the basis for On the Origin of Species, in beautiful contemporary calf boards. $48,000.

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MAGNIFICENT COPPER HALF-RELIEF OF NELSON, THE HERO OF TRAFALGAR, FABRICATED FROM THE COPPER HULL SHEATHING OF THE H.M.S. VICTORY, HANDSOMELY FRAMED

NELSON, Horatio. Copper half-relief of Horatio Nelson. Society for Nautical Research, circa 1910.

Striking copper half-relief bust portrait of Horatio Nelson in military uniform, fashioned out of copper hull sheathing from the flagship where he fell, the H.M.S. Victory, captioned "Nelson" in the relief, handsomely framed in simple birdseye maple. $25,000.

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PARKINSON’S JOURNAL OF COOK’S FIRST VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS—A FINE, LARGE FIRST EDITION, WITH NUMEROUS COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATES

(COOK, James) PARKINSON, Sydney. A Journal of a Voyage. London, 1773.

First edition, first issue, of Parkinson's richly illustrated account of Cook's first expedition, a substantial large-paper edition with a frontispiece portrait, map of New Zealand, and 26 copper engraved plates from this landmark Pacific voyage. A fine, wide-margined copy in contemporary marbled boards. $20,500.

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“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE INCIDENTS IN THE WHOLE OF MARITIME HISTORY”

BLIGH, William. A Voyage to the South Sea. London, 1792.

First edition of the official account of the mutiny on the Bounty and "one of the most heroic sea voyages ever made" (Hill), with stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Captain Bligh and seven engraved plates and charts (five folding). Beautifully bound. $17,800.

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THE FIRST RUSSIAN CIRCUMNAVIGATION

KRUZENSHTERN, Ivan. Voyage Round the World. London, 1813. Two volumes in one.

First edition in English of Kruzenshtern's chronicle of the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe, with folding map and two hand-colored aquatint frontispieces. Handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt. $17,500.

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“AFTER HAVING UNDERGONE A GREAT DEAL OF RIDICULE… WE WERE AT LENGTH CAST ADRIFT IN THE OPEN OCEAN”

BLIGH, William. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty. London, 1790.

First edition of Bligh's gripping account of "one of the most heroic sea voyages ever made," with folding plan of the H.M.S. Bounty and three charts (two folding). $17,500.

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1829 FIRST EDITION OF MILBERT'S LANDMARK HUDSON RIVER ATLAS

MILBERT, Jacques-Gerard. Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson. Paris, 1829.

First edition of this outstanding series of American views, which "constitute a unique and valuable record" (Sherman) of the natural splendors to be seen along the Hudson River, in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and at Niagara Falls, with lithographed title page, 54 lovely lithographed views, and large double-page hand-colored map. $16,800.

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A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES OF THE MOST FAMOUS HIGHWAYMEN, MURDERERS, STREET-ROBBERS, &C, 1736 SECOND EDITION, WITH 26 FOLIO COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS

JOHNSON, Charles. General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen. London, 1736.

Second—and often preferred—edition of this scarce pirate history, with frontispiece and 25 copper-engraved plates, wonderfully bound by Zaehnsdorf in full morocco with gilt skull motifs. $16,800.

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"THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF THE FAMOUS PIRATE"

KIDD, William (MITCHELL, John). Full Account of the Proceedings in Relation to Capt. Kidd. London, 1701.

First edition of one of the earliest works to tell the legendary story of Captain Kidd, published the same year the notorious pirate was hanged for murder. $15,000.

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THIS COPY OF COLTON’S WALL MAP WAS USED TO PLOT TROOP MOVEMENTS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

SMITH, John Calvin. Colton's Map of the United States of America. New York, 1854.

1854 edition of Colton’s landmark steel-engraved wall map of the United States. The manuscript cover label reads, “This map hung on the dining room wall of Schuyler Cottage at Nevis —— , N.Y. The U.S. & Confederate forces— advances & retreats marked by rows of red and black headed pins.” $12,000.

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