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“THE STUDY OF COOK IS THE ILLUMINATION OF ALL DISCOVERY”

(PACIFIC VOYAGES) (COOK, James). Cook's Three Voyages. London, 1773, 1777, 1785. Nine volumes altogether.

Scarce complete set of Cook's three Pacific voyages, comprising the preferred second edition of the first voyage—issued the same year as the first, and "considered the best edition" (Hill), with material suppressed from the first—along with a first edition of the second voyage and a second edition of the third voyage, issued just one year after the first, complete with the splendid large folio atlas volume to accompany the third voyage. Superbly illustrated with 203 engraved charts, maps and plates, many double-page or folding. A fine set, uniformly and handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt. $72,000.

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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.

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. $46,000.

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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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“THE BEST HISTORICAL NOVELS EVER WRITTEN”

O"BRIAN, Patrick. Complete Aubrey/Maturin Series. London, 1970-99. Twenty volumes.

Complete set of first editions of Patrick O’Brian’s enormously popular Aubrey/Maturin Saga. “Uniquely excellent” (Terry Teachout). $18,500.

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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. $16,000.

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WITH HUNDREDS OF LARGE FOLIO MAPS OF THE CIVIL WAR

COWLES, Calvin D., compiler. An Atlas to Accompany the Official Records. Washington, 1891-95. Three volumes.

First edition of this superb atlas, with 175 double-folio plates, containing 821 colored maps and charts, 106 tinted lithographs after original photographs, and 209 line drawings of equipment, uniforms, insignia, and flags. $12,500.

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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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LARGE, EARLY GOLD RUSH MAP, SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE
“GOLD REGIONS” OF CALIFORNIA

ENSIGN & THAYER. Pictorial Map of the United States. New York, 1850.

Original large rolling wall map of the United States, altered from Ensigns & Thayer’s 1847 imprint to feature the Gold Regions of California. $9,800.00$6,860.00

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF AUSTRALIAN ORNITHOLOGY”

LATHAM, John. General History of Birds. Winchester, 1821-28. Eleven volumes.

First edition of this comprehensive and systematic study “of every new discovery in ornithology,” illustrated with 193 hand-colored copperplate engravings by Latham himself, handsomely bound by Mackenzie. $9,800.00$6,860.00

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GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR.’S PERSONAL COPY OF LIFE ABOARD A BRITISH PRIVATEER IN THE TIME OF QUEEN ANNE, TWICE SIGNED BY HIM

(PATTON, Jr., George S.) (ROGERS, Woodes) LESLIE, Robert C., editor. Life Aboard a British Privateer in the Time of Queen Anne. London, 1894.

New edition, enlarged and revised, of this classic seafaring narrative, with folding frontispiece map of the world and nine figures and illustrations, signed in pencil on the front board by General Patton and additionally signed and dated by him ("Feb 7 1928") on the half title. $9000.

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