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SIGNED BY TWO AMERICAN PRESIDENTS, THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THEN SECRETARY OF STATE JAMES MADISON, SHIP’S PAPERS FOR THE SCHOONER LYDIA

JEFFERSON, Thomas and MADISON, James. Document signed. Boston, 1803.

Rare official document, signed by both Thomas Jefferson as president and James Madison as secretary of state, as the nation’s first president and by Jefferson as America’s first Secretary of State, consisting of ship’s papers for the schooner Lydia. $20,000.

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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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"THE FINEST SERIES OF ARCTIC VIEWS THEN PUBLISHED"

(ARCTIC) ROSS, John. A Voyage of Discovery. London, 1819.

First edition, illustrated with 32 engraved plates, charts and maps (13 folding), including 15 magnificent hand-colored aquatints by Havell & Son (four folding) depicting icebergs, a "bear plunging into the sea" and the ship's "passage through the ice" among other dramatic images. $11,500.

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"A MASTERPIECE OF DESCRIPTIVE TRAVEL"

ANSON, George. A Voyage Round the World. London, 1748.

First edition of the first official account of Commodore Anson's hard-pressed but ultimately successful challenge to superior Spanish seapower, illustrated with 42 folding engraved plates, maps, plans and charts, several over 35 inches wide. An engaging narrative of wide-ranging travel and military adventure—"a model of what such literature should be." $9500.

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“WITHOUT PARALLEL IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH”

THOMSON, C. Wyville. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger. London, 1885, 1882. Two volumes bound in three.

First edition of the illustrated Narrative section of the report on the Challenger—a voyage “without parallel in the history of scientific research” (Britannica)—with 37 full-page photographic plates (two folding panoramas), 14 fine full-page chromolithographs, 66 charts and diagrams (20 folding), large folding map and numerous in-text wood engravings, handsomely bound by Donnelley. The binder’s own copy, with his bookplates. $8000.

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EDWARD ORME’S DRAMATIC COLLECTION OF 40 SUPERB HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS ILLUSTRATING EVENTS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS

(NAPOLEON) ORME, Edward, editor. Historic, Military and Naval Anecdotes of Personal Valor. London, circa 1835.

First edition, second issue, of this vivid visual documentation of notable British victories, with 40 beautifully hand-colored aquatints, including extraordinary views of the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon’s Russian campaign and the Battle of Trafalgar. Attractively bound. $7800.

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FIRST EDITION OF ANSON’S “MASTERPIECE OF DESCRIPTIVE TRAVEL”

ANSON, George. A Voyage Round the World. London, 1748.

First edition of the first official account of Commodore Anson’s hard-pressed but ultimately successful challenge to superior Spanish seapower, illustrated with more than 40 folding engraved plates, maps, plans and charts. An engaging narrative of wide-ranging travel and military adventure—“a model of what such literature should be.” $7500.

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BYRON'S 1764-66 CIRCUMNAVIGATION, 1769 SPANISH EDITION, WITH FOLDING MAP OF THE STRAIT OF MAGELLAN NOT FOUND IN ENGLISH EDITIONS, AND WITH ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE OF THE PATAGONIAN "GIANTS"

BYRON, John. Viage del Comandante Byron alrededor del Mundo. Madrid, 1769.

Second and expanded Spanish edition—issued the same year as the first—of Byron's account of his 1764-66 circumnavigation of the world in the Dolphin, with folding map (measuring 14 by 19 inches) of the Strait of Magellan not present in English editions (hand-colored in outline) and engraved frontispiece depicting the "giants" of Patagonia. This second edition also incorporates the account of Magellan's circumnavigation of 1519-22, completed by Captain Juan Sebastian del Cano after Magellan's death, making him the first captain to complete a circumnavigation, which was not included in the first Spanish edition. $7200.

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RARE PIPE RACK CARVED FROM OAK WOOD TAKEN FROM ADMIRAL NELSON'S FLAGSHIP, THE H.M.S. VICTORY

(NELSON, Horatio). Oak Pipe Rack Carved from H.M.S. Victory Timbers. No place, circa 1910.

Rare pipe rack carved from timbers of Admiral Nelson's flagship, H.M.S. Victory, to help fund restoration efforts to preserve the historic vessel early in the 20th century. $6500.

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"THE CLASSIC OF BUCCANEERING BOOKS"

EXQUEMELIN, Alexandre Olivier (a.k.a. ESQUEMELING, John). The History of the Bucaniers of America. London, 1699; 1698. Two volumes bound in one.

Early edition in English of this classic account of the buccaneers, complete with Basil Ringrose's continuation, illustrated with 25 engraved portraits, illustrations and maps (15 folding). Bound with a first edition in English of De Lussan's account of pirates in the South Sea. $5800.

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