Monsieur de La Laune

Monsieur de La Laune

Logbook of ship L'Argonaute

Half velum in-quarto

1784-1786

21cm x 26.5cm

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A manuscript ship's log written by Monsieur de La Laune on board of the Argonaute, which was part of a military sqadron escorting shipping operations of the French West India Company. An exceptional account of the end of the XVIIIth century.

J. Jackson

J. Jackson

Spherics

Half calf in-quarto

C. 1820

21.5cm x 26.5cm

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Important English treaty of astronomy applied to navigation. The author conducts a complete and detailed study covering spherics, astronomy and lunars, richly illustrated by many drawings and schemes. 

Thomas Riley Blanckley

Thomas Riley Blanckley

A Naval Expositor

First edition

In-quarto modern half morocco

25cm x 20.5cm

1750

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A very good copy of this beautifully produced dictionary of naval terminology, giving a wonderful insight into the technicalities of eighteenth-century seamanship. Letterpress printed text, each page with engraved terms and over 300 illustrations in outer margin and 3 larger engravings in the text.

Georg Wolfgang Knorr

Georg Wolfgang Knorr

Deliciae Naturae Selectae…
Nuremberg, 1751–1767
First edition, 2 volumes
52.5cm x 36.5cm

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First edition of one of the finest colour-plate natural history books, illustrating specimens from the leading collections of Nuremberg. The plates depict mainly marine and zoological subjects, but also a number of fine depictions of minerals. It is often said that the beauty of these illustrations exceeds that of their models.