Whaling and Piracy LogbooksPublished on 21 Nov. 2018
Spécialités : Voyages
Whaling and Piracy Logbooks
This exceptional collection of original logbooks from whaling ships from the mid of the 19th century paints a comprehensive picture of the whaling´s glory history. During their years and years of journeys on the seven seas, the captains meticulously noted their catch, described the hunting grounds, the wind flow and the currents, dangerous passages on the oceans and problems on their journeys. They depicted life on board of the ships, extraordinary occurrences and the places they headed for. These ship´s logs, written – in English, of course – by whalers, mostly from Nantucket and New Bedford bring back memories of Melville´s "Moby Dick“.
1. Captain John H. Paun: Journal of a Whaling Cruise in the Bark Anaconda of New Bedford. Journal of a Whaling Voyage in Bark Cicero of New Bedford.
2. John M. Honeywell, Master; William P Howland, owner: Journal of a Whaling Voyage of the Bark Roscius of New Bedford to the Atlantic.
3. + 4. Master Barney R. Green: Journal of the Whaling Voyage of the Ship Ontario plying the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans + Captain Andrew Halsey: Journal of the Ship Marcus, plying the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
5. Obediah G. Chase: A Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in the Ship Helvetia of Hudson. Commanded by Shubael Cottle.
6. C. Rice, (Midshipman) & Thomas Cory, Master: Journal of a Whaleing Voyage from Newport in the Barque Mechanic. Sailed from Newport Nov 27th 1855 to the Indian Ocean and Elsewhere.
7. Govenor Fenica: Whaling Log
8. Charles H. Snell, First Mate: Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the Atlantic Ocean on Board Bark Pelmetto. Captain Tripp.
9. Elijah Howlan, Master: Log of the Bark Elizabeth Bound on a Whaling Voyage to the Western Islands, The Journal of a Whaling Voyage in the Ship Selma of Newport to the Indian Ocean.
10. Benjamin R. Harriss & George Coffen, Commander: A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas in the Ship Pacific.
11. Thomas Jonson (midshipman): Whaling Journal of the Ship Courier
of Dorchester from Boston Bound for the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
12. Jonathan Negusjin & John Smith, Commander: A Journal of a Voyage
from Amsterdam towards India in the Ship Amsterdam Packet.
13. A manuscript letter book, 1815-1816, from the Office of the Commander in Chief of the Jamaica Station.
Diese außergewühnliche Sammlung an Original-Logbüchern um 1840 von Walfangschiffen zeigt ein umfassendes Bild aus der blutigen Zeit des Walfangs.
Oft jahrelang auf allen Weltmeeren unterwegs, notierten die Walfang-Kapitäne akribisch ihre Fangleistungen, beschrieben die Jagdgründe, die Meeres- und Windströmungen, gefährliche Schifffahrtspassagen und Probleme bei ihren Fahrten. Sie beschrieben das Leben an Bord, außergewöhnliche Ereignisse und auch die Orte, die sie ansteurten.
Diese auf englisch verfaßten Logbücher, der meist aus dem amerikanischen Nantucket und New Bedford stammenden Walfänger, lassen unweigerlich Erinnerungen an Melville´s Moby Dick aufkommen.
Rare Books, Decorative Prints and Historical PhotographyPublished on 14 Nov. 2018
China in Manuscript and Photography - Hong Kong Maritime MuseumPublished on 12 Nov. 2018
Highlights included are:
* 1847 - Original Chinese Pith Paintings
* 1849 - Unpublished Translations of Chinese Texts - Early History of Amoy - William Gingell
* 1889 - First Chart of the Upper Yangtze River and the Three Gorges - Large Panorama Map
* 1910 - Photography of Early Trade on the Yangtze River - Over 400 Photos in Six Albums
* 1922 - Rare Glass Lantern Slide Photographs During the May Thirteenth Movement in Shanghai
SHORT-TITLE LIST WITH RECENT ACQUISITIONS FOR THE UPCOMING 27TH INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOKFAIR MECHELEN, BELGIUMPublished on 08 Nov. 2018
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Manuscripts - Archives - Photography - Select StockPublished on 30 Oct. 2018
Highlights within our catalog include the following items...
* 1636 - Manuscript Vellum Indenture with two intact wax seals embossed with a skull motif regarding the Feoffment Lands of Barwick, King's Lynn District of Norfolk
* 1870-1931 - A two generation archive of recipes from the household kitchen of Edward Augustus Freeman,
English Writer and Politician
* 1898 - Amicorum with beautiful drawings, watercolour paintings and poetry created by notable contributors.
* 1914 - Beautiful photography of Nikko, Japan, capturing everyday life, shrines and customs through the eyes of a German family.
Online Auction #3: Literature, Australiana, Antiquarian books, TravelPublished on 30 Oct. 2018
Welcome to the first sale on our new auction site. We envisage it will be the first of many. Indeed, work is well under way on three separate specialist auctions – Military History, Gastronomy, and History of Medicine – scheduled for the first few months of the new year. All three are based around single-vendor collections.
The present auction is a mixed-vendor sale, and with many of the 455 lots we have instructions to put very few impediments between you and temptation! Broad subjects include Australiana, exploration and travel, literature, antiquarian books, natural history, and erotica.
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