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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, 1784. Eight volumes altogether.

Scarce complete set of first editions of Cook's three Pacific voyages, including a first issue of the First Voyage, superbly illustrated with 203 engraved charts, maps and plates, many double-page or folding—including the famous "Death of Captain Cook" plate, drawn by Webber and engraved by Bartolozzi, issued separately and here bound in. A uniformly and very handsomely bound set in eight large quarto volumes. $49,000.

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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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"TO THE NAVIGATOR OF AMERICAN WATERS IN THAT PERIOD, IT WAS HIS BIBLE"

MOUNT, John and PAGE, Thomas. The English Pilot. The Fourth Book. WITH: Original captains's logbook. No place, 1846-49.

1773 edition of the "the first significant collection of charts exclusively of the American coast to be published in England," with 25 (of 26) maps and charts (12 folding, 8 double-page, 1 single-page and 4 in-text) and more than 200 in-text coastline profiles. Together with a captain's logbook for 1846-49. $35,000.

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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 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. $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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"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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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. $9800.

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GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR.’S PERSONAL COPY OF OCEAN RACING, TWICE SIGNED BY HIM

(PATTON, Jr., George S.) LOOMIS, Alfred F. Ocean Racing. New York, 1936.

First edition of this classic work on ocean racing, signed in ink on the front board by General Patton and boldly signed and dated by him ("June 27 1936") on the front free endpaper. $8800.

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