Published in a limited edition of only 500 copies with a foreword by HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales, each craftsman-bound volume is signed by George Darwin, great grandson of Charles Darwin.
The son of a farm labourer, James Cook lacked every worldly requisite of a successful naval career in the eighteenth century. His rise to eminence owed all to merit. In one decade, he opened up the Pacific, discovery and charting hitherto unknown land and seas with masterly flair and judgement.
Biography of G.F. von Tempsky - folk hero, soldier, adventurer, artist and musician. Von Tempsky in Prussia, Central America, travels in Mexico, Californian gold rushes and the New Zealand Maori-European Land Wars of the 1860s.
Life and work of the Viennese artist. Von Guerard travelled to Australia in 1852 and spent time on the Ballarat goldfields. He later moved to Melbourne and was appointed Master of the School of Painting at the National Gallery of Victoria. This book includes a complete ilustrated biography focusing on von Guerard's time in Australia.
This fascinating book was first published in 1796 under the title: Letters from Mr Fletcher Christian Containing a Narrative of the Transactions on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty Before and After Mutiny, With His Subsequent Voyages and Travels in South America. The Letters of Fletcher Christian is a fine facsimile of an original 1796 copy.