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Legal Receipt for administering the estate of Mr. Henry Hart by [Law; New York State] Lansing, John, Jr

ALS receipt dated Albany, June 7th 1792. For costs in his suit against Mr. Dole, Henry & others, and an opinion given to him C. Cumpston & John Zabriskie respecting soldier's fertiss (?) cases. Signed "John Lansing Jun." 7 3/8 x...

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$175,225.00


Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes, éxecuté par ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goelette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804; the COMPLETE SET, described as Ferguson 449, 536 & 603 by Péron, Francois & Louis-Claude De Freycinet

Paris: L'Imprimerie Impériale, 1816. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. The rare complete official narrative and hydrography of the Baudin-Freycinet Expedition, most volumes in the original papered boards and all uncut. To quote R...

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$65,000.00


A View in Annamooka, One of the Friendly Isle's; View in Ulietea; A View in Matavai, Otaheite (variant title) by Webber, John

London: J. Webber, 1788. This series of three views are UNPUBLISHED views by Webber. They are monochrome aquatints, a different process used in others of Webber's views. They were not published in either the extremely rare lifetime edition of "...

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$60,000.00


View in Macao by Webber, John

London: John Webber, 1820. The "View in Macao" is offered here in two versions; a rare colored Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The rare lifetime issue was self-published by Webber and is a soft ground etching. This is an extremely rar...

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$30,000.00


Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe Exécuté par ordre du roi, pendant les années 1826-1827-1828-1829 sous le Commandement de J. Dumont d'Urville. Atlas Hydrographique by Dumont d'Urville, J

Paris: J. Tastu, 1833. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. The Hydrographic folio atlas volume only, the very rare atlas from the first edition of d'Urville's voyage in the Astrolabe. The first voyage of the Astrolabe (1826 to 1829) wa...

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$27,500.00


The Death of Captain James Cook by the Indians of O,why,ee, one of the Sandwich Islands by [Cook, James] George Carter

London: G. Carter, 1784. Proof. A proof after letters of the most beautiful depiction of the death of Captain James Cook. The artist, George Carter, was not an eyewitness to the events in Hawaii, but his imagery and care in reconstructing the event p...

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$25,000.00


View in Macao including the residence of Camoens when he wrote his Lusiad by Webber, John

London: John Webber, 1820. The extremely rare life time edition was self-published by Webber and Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and c...

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$20,000.00


The Death of Captn. James Cook. 1791 'Christmas Piece' Broadside dedicated to Lefferts Hagewought by his grandson Samuel Lefferts, early Dutch residents of New York by [Cook, Captain James] Lefferts, Samuel. Lefferts Hagewout

London: J. Farrell, No. 7 Paternoster Row, Cheapside, 1790. An unrecorded 'Christmas Piece' broadside or children's exercise sheet, with manuscript verse at the center, signed by a young American, "Samuel Lefferts Scripsit", dedicat...

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$17,500.00


'Portrait of Sphinx: A Suite of Six Original Etchings' by Ikeda, Masuo; Takeo Hayashi (printer)

New York: Associated American Artists, 1970. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Stunning set of 6 color etchings, of which this is number 4 of an edition of 60, each signed by the artist. Four of the prints are framed; 2 are unframed, and housed in the ...

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$14,000.00


The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtchatka by Webber, John

London, 1820. An illustration of transport in Kamtchatka, Russia, showing the sledge dogs hooked up to the sledge, and their master on skis. It is offered here in two versions; a Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The extremely rare life time edit...

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$12,500.00


The Death of Captain Cook. To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain & c. This Plate representing The Death of Captain Cook is humbly inscribed. By their Lordship's most obedient and devoted Servant, John Webber by [Cook, James] John Webber; F. Bartolozzi ; W. Byrne

London: W. Byrne, No. 79 Titchfield Street & J. Webber, No. 312 Oxford St., 1784. The separately published image by Webber of one of the iconic images of the 18th century. Cook, already a successful navigator, was immortalized after his death at the...

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$12,500.00


The Superb Lily by Thornton, Dr

London: Dr. Thornton, 1799. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". This stunning image depicts a majestic orange & yellow tinted lily in...

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$12,500.00


The Mining Magazine

London: Mining Publications, 1949. A long run of this monthly magazine, which published the Herbert & Lou Hoover translation of Agricola's "De Re Metallica", which was issued in limited edition. Covers of the magazine in the period of ...

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$12,500.00


Salictum Woburnense: or, a Catalogue of Willows Indigenous and Foreign in the Collection of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey by Forbes, James

London: Privately Printed, 1829. Limited edition, one of 50 copies. Hardcover. Fine. A fine copy of this rare and beautifully illustrated botanical work on willows. The full page plates depict the willows in this famous garden, the "Willow Ground&...

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$12,000.00


Surveying Brig Rapid in Rapid Bay October 12th 1836. Watercolor after William Light by Stevenson, Walter after Colonel William Light

London, 1870. This watercolor appears to be based on one executed by William Light, one of the founding fathers of Adelaide, and the person who single-handedly situated & designed the city. "Light's original watercolor of this paintin...

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$12,000.00


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