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  • Rare Historical Microscope Slide HMS Dart Survey – Australian Waters 1897

    Rare Historical Microscope Slide HMS Dart Survey – Australian Waters 1897

    HMS Dart was actively involved in Hydrographic and Scientific Surveys in the Australian waters in the later stages of the 19th century. This unique slide of Foraminifera collected at 38 degrees South 149 degrees East (South of Tamboon) in Eastern Victoria to the East end of the Bass Strait. Comprising a numbered grid of 24 positions with forams glued down (some have come loose over the years).

    Unique scientific record from Australia 1897

    $150.00

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  • Horatio Lord Nelson – Brain Lavery

    Horatio Lord Nelson – Brain Lavery

    The British Library and the National Maritime Museum combine to produce this fine book on the great man. Published in 2003 a very good copy in a complete dust jacket.

    Illustrations not found elsewhere in the Nelson library.

    The flash line is just our scanner with the Brodart dust jacket protector

    Nelson done well

    $20.00

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  • Darwin and the Beagle – Alan Moorehead

    Darwin and the Beagle – Alan Moorehead

    Published in 1969 by Hamish Hamilton, a little ageing tone but really a very good copy with a complete unmarked dust jacket.

    Alan Moorehead’s capable and well illustrated account of the Beagle period of Darwin’s great life. Balanced and readable hallmarks of the author.

    More than Galapagos

    $25.00

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  • The Discovery of Tasmania – Duyker(s) and Herman

    The Discovery of Tasmania – Duyker(s) and Herman

    Another Duyker and Duyker piece with the assistance of Edward Herman translating and interpreting relevant extracts from Tasman and Dufresne’s journals.

    Published in Hobart in 1992 never had a dust jacket. In near fine condition.

    A very worthy contribution and a must for early discovery historians. Illustrated, with maps and plates and with the text in Dutch and French at the rear. Substantial referencing to other records of interest.

    Great content Dutch/French Tasmania

    $50.00

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  • Whaling Voyages in the Pacific (1823-1829) – The Dalton Journal – Edited by Niel Gunson

    Whaling Voyages in the Pacific (1823-1829) – The Dalton Journal – Edited by Niel Gunson

    Published National Library of Australia, 1990. First Edition, 140 pages with illustrations and bibliography. Original maroon cloth with title lettered in gilt on spine and front board, inlay of scrimshaw on front board, a fine copy. No dust jacket as issued.

    A rare British account of whaling activities in the South Seas (1823-1829), a field dominated by American journals. Provides an eyewitness account of the death of Captain James Cook recalled by a group of elderly Hawaiians. Records the discoveries of Phoenix Island and Canton Island, the new light on the opening up of the Pacific to missionary activity and European settlement.

    More than Whaling in this fine journal

    $40.00

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  • A Tutor to Astronomy and Geography. Or and Easie and Speedy way to Know the Use of Bothe the Globes, Celestial and Terrestrial – Joseph Moxon – 1674

    A Tutor to Astronomy and Geography. Or and Easie and Speedy way to Know the Use of Bothe the Globes, Celestial and Terrestrial – Joseph Moxon – 1674

    Small quarto published in London by Thomas Roycroft for the author. Original binding distressed with front board off and other deficiencies. Missing frontispiece and title page starting with dedication “to Samuel Pepys Esq Principal Officer of the Navy, Secretary to the Admiralty, Fellow of the Royal Society and Brother of the Trinity-house of Deptford-Strand” … 271, 9 pp. Third edition 1674 (first 1659) corrected and enlarged. Set out as a series of six books with Appendix etc

    The First Book being the first Rudiments of Astronomy and Geography or a Description of the Lines, Circles and other Parts of the Globes.

    The Second Book Shewing the Practical Use of the Globes applying them to the Solution of Astronomical and Geographical Problems.

    The Third Book Being the Practical Use of the Globes Applying to the Solution of Problems in the Art of Navigation.

    The Fourth Book Shewing the Practical Use of the Globes Applying them to the Solution of Astrological Problemes.

    The Fifth Book Shewing the Practical Use of the Globes Applying them to the Solution of Gnomonical Problemes.

    The Sixth Book without and never had title on Trigonometrical Problemes

    Followed by An Appendix shewing the Explanation and Use of the Ptolomaick Sphere. Followed by “Ancient Stories of the Several Stars and Constellations …. Collected by Dr Hood” and “a Discourse of the Antiquity, Progress and Augmentation of Astronomy” … A catalogue of Moxon’s published items and a useful index of each book.

    Many illustrations, tables and mathematical explanations in the text including one of the first publications of the key elements of Kepler’s Rudolphine Tables showing data for extrapolation of the position of a number of stars between the years 1600 and 1700.

    $490.00

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