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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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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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“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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“ONE OF THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS OF ENGLISH NAVIGATORS”

ANDERSON, George William. New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World. London, 1784-86. Richly illustrated first edition account of the "first really scientific navigator," with engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook, 124 magnificent full-page plates of elevations, views, inhabitants, utensils, flora and fauna, and 31 maps and charts—including a large folding map of the world. $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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