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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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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 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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"I'LL SINK, BUT I'LL BE DAMNED IF I STRIKE!"

BOWLES, Carington, engraver and publisher. COLLETT, John, artist. Paul Jones Shooting a Sailor who had attempted to strike his Colours in an Engagement. London, circa 1779.

Stirring large hand-colored engraved print of the great American naval commander in action during his famous and heated engagement with the HMS Serapis, firing a pistol point-blank at a sailor attempting to strike the American flag, with two wounded men nearby; Jones is stepping on the body of a dead man, with his cutlass under his left arm and four pistols stuck in his belt. Engraved by Carington Bowles after a painting by John Collett. $12,500.

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“SAID TO HAVE INSPIRED COLERIDGE’S RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

SHELVOCKE, George. A Voyage Round the World. London, 1726.

First edition, with folding world map marking Shelvocke's route and showing California as an island, and with four engraved plates, two folding and two depicting California Indians. The copy of the Duke of Portland, in contemporary calf with his armorial bookplate and gilt cipher on front cover. $8500.

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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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"THE MOST SERIOUS AND THOROUGH EXPLORATION OF MAGELLAN'S STRAIT IN THE 16TH CENTURY"

(STRAIT OF MAGELLAN) SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA, Pedro. Viage al Estrecho de Magallanes. Madrid, 1768.

First edition of "the most serious and thorough exploration of Magellan's Strait in the 16th century—indeed the most thorough exploration ever made before the voyage of the Beagle in the 19th century" (Parry, The Discovery of South America), printed here for the first time from the manuscript preserved in the Royal Library at Madrid, with three folding engraved plates. $7300.

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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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